Illinois Podcasts

Listen to some great podcasts including tips and advice when living in or visiting Illinois.

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The Week in Review: Pritzker Issues Stern WarningWith the state's COVID-19 numbers headed in the wrong direction, Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns of a possible rollback of restrictions.

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July 30, 2020Live from Austin on the West Side. More Democrats urge Speaker Madigan to go. President Trump tweets about delaying the election.

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City Club of Chicago: Michelle Morales, President of the Woods Fund ChicagoShe is a first-generation US born Puerto Rican. Prior Woods Fund, she led the Illinois chapter of the Mikva Challenge, an organization that leads the field of civics by developing young people.

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The Public Health Crisis of LonelinessWhile loneliness is a more intangible health issue, its effects are major. The 21st speaks to mental health experts to discuss how lonliness has gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can deal with its effects.

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The American Football House in UrbanaIn the late 1990s, a photographer named Chris Strong stood in front of a house on the sidewalk of West High Street in Urbana, Illinois and snapped a peculiar photograph of a white-framed house.

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Interview: Congressman Darin LaHoodPeoria County is one of a handful around Illinois that are on "warning level" for coronavirus disease.

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July 29, 2020Police Superintendent David Brown on his first 100 days. Mental health challenges in the police department.

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City Club of Chicago: Cook County Sheriff Tom DartThomas Dart Sheriff Tom Dart has lived a life dedicated to effecting change, protecting the unprotected and fighting for social justice.

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University of Illinois To Test All Students But Is It Enough?The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will have a massive saliva testing program for COVID-19 in place when students return this fall.

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Back to College DiscussionLast spring, students left campus early to stop the spread of the coronavirus and the semester was cut short.

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July 28, 2020The latest on the ComEd scandal. The president's authority in U.S. cities. Testing COVID-19 vaccines.

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Life Inside the NBA BubbleMajor sports are working to adapt their seasons to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA is finishing out its season in a locked down resort to avoid infections.

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Plasma DonationsThe 21st explores how blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help those who are currently still afflicted with a member of the Red Cross, a manager at Central Illinois Community Blood Center and a journalist for the Illinois Times.

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Not All Farmers Are Receiving Financial ReliefFarmers are among the many groups of Americans struggling with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 27, 2020The state's top doctor on COVID-19. The argument over Christopher Columbus statues. The mayor's air quality reform agenda.

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Public Health PersuasionScientists know that using a face mask reduces the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, but many have said they refuse to wear one according to a May survey by the Centers for Disease Control and 21st talks to a CEO, senior behavioral scientist and a psychology professor about how to convince the people to wear masks.

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Reporter's Roundtable: Protests Against Police Violence and ComEd LawsuitThe 21st checks in with reporters across the state to discuss the protests against police violence in Chicago and the growing implications of the ComEd lawsuit.

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The Week in Review: Lightfoot Orders Removal of Columbus StatuesMayor Lori Lightfoot "temporarily" removes two Christopher Columbus statues to avoid another clash between activists and Chicago police like the one that occurred last weekend.

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July 23, 2020Amanda Vinicky has the impact of the pandemic on Gage Park. Plus, affordable housing measures for neighbors of the Obama Center, monitoring COVID-19 symptoms, the return of baseball and...

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City Club of Chicago: Dr. Allison ArwadyJuly 23, 2020 Dr. Allison Arwady - Chicago Department of Public Health - Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady Dr. Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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ENCORE: Illinois Prepares To Test COVID-19 VaccineThis month, The University of Illinois Chicago began testing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

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ENCORE: Accents Across Illinois And How They're EvolvingThe 21st explored the many accents of Illinois with Matt Gordon, a linguist and professor of English at the University of Missouri, dialects and language change.

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ENCORE: Illini Football Model of DiversityUniv. of Illinois Football has eight Black coaches, the most of any top-level school. Today on The 21st, a sportswriter who says the diversity and inclusion on the team can be a model for the sport.

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July 22, 2020City leaders and community activists react to a mass shooting in Auburn Gresham. The federal government lends support to local law enforcement.

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Comet NEOWISE Is Still VisibleTime is running out if you want to view the brighest comet to appear in the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter century.

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Is "Cancel Culture" Stopping Free Speech?The 21st has a conversation about the tension between free speech and so-called "cancel culture" with some of the prominent voices in the was kicked off by a letter published by Harper's Magazine.

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Illinois Business Check-InRestaurants and retail have been hard hit - with thousands of businesses closing permanently around the state since March.

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July 21, 2020More on the federal political corruption investigation in Springfield. Lawmakers respond to federal troops deploying to Chicago.

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High School Marching Bands Adapting To PandemicThis summer, many high school bands are already adapting, by making changes to their traditional summer band camps which start around this time.

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Illinois Teacher's Unions Call for Remote LearningThe 21st speaks to two leaders of major teacher unions to discuss how they feel about the State Board of Education's plan to reopen schools this year.

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Interview: Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of EducationFace coverings, social distancing, and classroom capacity requirements will be mandatory in all Illinois schools as students and faculty return to school next month.

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July 20, 2020The city reinstates some pandemic restrictions. Sheriff Tom Dart on COVID-19 in the county jail.

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Speaker Madigan And The Federal InvestigationIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has been referenced - though not charged - in a federal corruption case involving electric utility ComEd.

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PBS Short Film Fest 2020The PBS short film festival is currently underway online. One film deals with young students undergoing an active shooter training.

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Reporter Roundtable: Civil Rights Icons; COVID-19 In Black Communities; SNAP ConcernsWith the passing of two icons of the African American civil rights movement: Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, The 21st examines the unequal conditions that Black people are still fighting against to this day like food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Week in Review: Madigan Faces Calls to ResignIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is facing calls to resign after federal prosecutors settled a 10-year bribery case Friday with ComEd for $200 million.

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July 16, 2020Live from the Hermosa neighborhood. How will Chicago area theme parks fare in the age of COVID-19?

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BLM And Colorism In Asian-American CommunitiesIn recent news, Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor came under fire after speaking out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement when many South Asians called them out for perpetuating skin-tone based standards of beauty themselves for having skin-care lines of whitening products and starring in ads for lightening creams.

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Illinois Adjusts Its Approach to COVID-19Illinois announced new metrics, regions and tiers of mitigation for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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Interview: Dr. Ngozi Ezike Addresses Rising COVID Cases And MasksThe 21st speaks to the Illinois Department of Public Health Director about what prevented us from grasping the full extent of COVID-19 in early March.

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July 15, 2020One-on-one with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Officials warn of rolling back reopening. Bar owners struggle with restrictions.

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International Students Face A Host Of Problems During The PandemicImmigration and Customs Enforcement had announced that international students must take some of their classes in-person.

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Stephen Douglas, Slavery And StatuesAmong the many Confederate statues being taken down amidst the protests for racial justice, figure of Illinois whose plaque is being taken down is Stephen Douglas.

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Should Lincoln's Statues Come Down?In light of the racial justice movements in honoring Confederate figures like Jefferson Davis, are coming down around the South - either by protestors or local governments.

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Will The Pandemic Start A Downstate Renaissance?Business Insider ranked the "30 best American cities to live in after the pandemic" based on nine economic, educational and demographic measures; number one on the list is Springfield, Illinois.

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July 14, 2020We sit down with the second-in-command at the Chicago Police Department. The debate over granny flats and coach houses.

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Chicago Heat Wave Author Sees Parallels To COVID-19 ResponseIn 1995, Illinois and the Midwest were in the stifling grip of a heatwave that killed hundreds.

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Pandemic Puts Farm Workers At Greater RiskA report from the National Center for Farmworker Health found that more than 3,000 seasonal workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

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July 13, 2020An update on census efforts in the state. Can schools reopen safely in the fall?

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ENCORE: Adler Astronomer Alleges American Girl Doll Stole Their LikenessChicago-based astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has filed a trademark lawsuit against toy-maker Mattel and American Girl, alleging that the company stole Walkowicz's likeness for their 2018 girl of the year doll, Luciana Vega.

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Reporter Roundtable: Concerns About Rising COVID CasesIllinois had to face the coronavirus pandemic early, and months of restrictions curbed the spread of the disease.

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United Layoffs: Union PerspectiveMany industries are taking a hit due to the coronavirus, this is especially true for the airline companies.

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The Week in Review: Lightfoot Unveils Recovery PlanMayor Lori Lightfoot unveils a plan to revive and rebuild Chicago in the wake of the pandemic's devastating economic toll.

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July 9, 2020Live from Chicago's Lincoln Square. Sizzling temperatures brings high air pollution. The mayor unveils a blueprint back to economic prosperity, and a mouth-watering Chicago mystery in...

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How The Pandemic Is Hurting Illinois RodeosBig Hat Rodeo, in the northern Illinois town of Harvard, would have been celebrating its on rodeos in and around the midwest this year.

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ENCORE: This Entire Workplace Could Have Been an EmailMany of us lucky enough to do our jobs from home during the pandemic have learned most of our offices could have been an email, and some of us are not excited about going back.

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Mental Health Help For FarmersThe 21st explores rural mental health in Illinois, particularly as it relates to farmers and how the pandemic has put additional strain on farming communities.

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July 8, 2020Which local organizations got federal stimulus relief? Illinois universities react to a new immigration order.

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City Club of Chicago: My Block, My Hood, My City Founder and CEO Jahmal ColeAs the founder and CEO of the city's fastest growing social impact organization, My Block.

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Remembering John PrineAcclaimed singer-songwriter John Prine was actually from Maywood, Illinois and worked as a mailman, which inspired his songwriting.

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How To Think About COVID-19 Risk With Emily OsterIt can be hard to make an informed decision and navigate the questions that living in the COVID-19 era brings up.

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What Sank the Economy: Lockdowns or Fear?Was the economic collapse driven by government-imposed lockdowns or individual fears? The 21st speaks to an expert on how to navigate that question.

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July 7, 2020Combatting a rise in white supremacy. How a surge in COVID-19 cases could affect the economy.

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Meet the Illinois Ultramarathon Record RunnerThe 21st speaks to Coree Woltering, ultra-marathoner, who recently set a new record for the 1,147 mile Ice Age Trail, completing it in 21 days, 13 hours and 35 minutes.

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'The Great Indoors' Explores How Our Buildings Shape UsFor many of us during the pandemic, we've gotten to know the four walls of the various rooms in our home better than ever before.

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Reporter Roundtable: COVID Concerns And ICE Crackdown On International StudentsThe 21st speaks to reporters across the state about the ongoing pandemic as well as the recent policy position from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

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July 6, 2020Gun violence takes the lives of more children. How the mayor's new quarantine order works.

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7/4/20: "Aldermen trace race space in June council meeting"In an interview with Dave Glowacz on the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky Show, Ben and Dave listen to audio from the June 2020 meeting of the full Chicago City Council, including: more votes against the mayor; a reparations commission vote prompts pleas and scolds from black aldermen; cops in schools and out of some wards; and more leaks from a...

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The Week in Review: Violence Jumps in JuneMayor Lori Lightfoot calls for an "all-hands-on deck approach" after Chicago notched 89 homicides and 424 shootings in June, with murders up 34% and shootings up 45% for the first half of...

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July 2, 2020How one community is trying to prevent weekend violence. Are days numbered for college entrance exams?

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ENCORE: 'An American Summer: Love And Death In Chicago'; The Last Video Stores In IllinoisAlex Kotlowitz has been writing about violence in Chicago for decades - in film, in print, and for This American Life.

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July 1, 2020What hotels are doing to stay afloat. New laws taking effect today. Is the mayor to blame for low police officer morale?

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The 21st-Wednesday, July 1, 2020On today's 21st, we talk about how gun permit applications are up 500 percent this year, we have a conversation with teachers and nurses about starting the school year, and we talk about food insecurity during the pandemic.

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Cook County State's Attorney Forum on Gender-Based ViolenceThe Network hosts a candidate forum for the Cook County State's Attorney candidates to address questions around gender-based violence in Cook County.

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IL State Senate 13th District Candidate ForumA candidate forum with the Democratic candidates for the Illinois State Senate 13th District. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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32nd National Black Nurse's Day CelebrationThe Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association celebrates it's 32nd Annual National Black Nurses' Day.

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Teaching LGBTQ History In Public SchoolsDiscussion on the 2019 Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Act which requires all publicly funded Illinois schools to study the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, transgender and queer people in the history of Illinois and the United States.

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LSC SummitThis Local School Council summit's goal is to educate people on how to run and win an LSC election for Chicago Local School Council elections in April of 2020.

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Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court Candidate ForumCandidates for the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court discuss their policies and stances in this debate forum hosted by the Civic Federation.

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Black Heroes of FireDiscussion about the history of the first African-American fire company in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Community Mobility Among People with DisabilitiesPeople with disabilities encounter numerous barriers to community mobility that span across travel modes of fixed route, paratransit, ridesharing, and the pedestrian network.

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The Sixth ExtinctionElizabeth Kolbert recounts the stories of five mass extinctions throughout the history of the earth and reports on the predicted sixth extinction event, this time caused by humanity's impact on the earth and climate.

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100 Years of the League of Women Voters of IllinoisThis program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Unsung Pioneers of ScienceGarfield Park Conservatory and Urban Roots celebrate the works of several black pioneers of science whose contributions to ecological and plant science have been lost in time.

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Cook County Judicial Candidates ForumHear directly from the Cook County Judicial candidates and understand the impact these elected officials will have on the community.

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Danez Smith: HomiePoet, Danez Smith, presents their new collection Homie. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer.

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Illinois Supreme Court Justice Candidates ForumA public forum featuring the candidates running to fill the First District seat on the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Cook County State's Attorney Candidate Bill ConwayThe University of Chicago Institute of Politics welcomes candidate for Cook County State's Attorney Bill Conway for a conversation on his campaign and his vision for the office of State's Attorney.

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Chopin in the CityPianoforte Studios hosts a performance by Rob Clearfield and the Ben Lewis Trio, presented in conjunction with WDCB.

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CBA Illinois Supreme Court Candidate ForumThe Chicago Bar Association hosts an Illinois Supreme Court candidate forum moderated by WGN-TV political analyst and anchor, Paul Lisnek.

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Committee on Finance MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Committee on Zoning MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Committee on Budget MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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A More or Less Perfect UnionJoin us for a special event, in conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg-a national authority on the Constitution, and host of A More or Less Perfect Union.

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Anne Frank and Her Fellow DiaristProfessor Michael Steizer Jocks investigates the Holocaust through the diaries of Anne Frank and other diarist.

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Jun Fujita: American VisionaryA curator talk about the life and times of Japanese-American photographer and poet, Jun Fujita.

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Restructure Now? A Solution For Illinois And ChicagoRichard W. Porter discusses options to solve Illinois' and Chicago's financial woes at this event hosted by Truth in Accounting.

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The Dangers of Lead in Illinois Drinking WaterState Representative La Shawn K. Ford and the Illinois Environmental Council host a press conference and town hall meeting on the dangers of lead in Illinois drinking water.

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Cannabis Resource FairOverview of how to start a cannabis business in Illinois, whether it be a dispensary, craft growing operation, or another entity.

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A Tribute to Dr. Carter G. WoodsonDr. Greg Kimathi Carr will Kick-Off Black History Month with a Lecture and Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Continuing Challenges of Miseducation.

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Policing Black ChicagoJoin Professor Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of African-American History at the University of Iowa for a discussion of his most recent book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power.

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How Economists Reshaped the WorldThe Stigler Center hosts a conversation with New York Times editorial board member Binyamin Appelbaum and Booth professor Erik Hurst on Appelbaum's new book, The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, and the role of economists in the world.

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Roosevelt University MLK Day CelebrationRoosevelt University welcomes Audra Wilson as their keynote speaker in their 2nd Annual Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

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Local School Council SummitThis summit's goal is to educate people on the process of running effectively for Chicago Local School Council elections in April of 2020.

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The Future of Black ChicagoThis program assesses the historical context of shifts taking place over the past 100 years, provides a more detailed analysis of population change across Chicago neighborhoods from 1990 to 2016, and examines where Chicagoans who are leaving the city are going.

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IL 1st Congressional District Candidate ForumA candidate forum with the Democratic candidates for the Illinois 1st Congressional District. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television.

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Black Women and Electoral Politics in IllinoisHosted by Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, an exploration of the overlooked stories of black women in Illinois who advocated for voting rights and stood up to the racism within the suffrage movement - past and present - what is remembered, what is forgotten and how little has been told.

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Chinese New Year Kickoff 2020Celebrate with the Chinese Fine Arts Society at the Citywide Chinese New Year Kickoff for 2020.

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Democrats: Whose Party is it Anyway?A debate on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring IOP Pritzker Fellow Abdul El-Sayed and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

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Impeachment, The Presidency, and the FutureJill Wine-Banks, former Watergate Prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst, shares her thoughts on the current impeachment trial, the cover-up and what it could mean for the future of our democracy.

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2020 Census: Collections, Concerns, ChangesHear from Corinne Betty Magness, Illinois Political Director for Rainbow Push Coalition, who will help us understand the impact of the Census and our rights with respect to questions asked.

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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma GandhiUsing Indian performing arts and dance, students interpret the lives and credos of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.

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Book Talk: The South Side's Unsung Architectural TreasuresPhotographer, historian and architecture critic Lee Bey presents and answers questions about The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side on January 16, 2020 in the Gand Lecture Hall at the Chicago Architecture Center.

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Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Candidate ForumThe American Constitution Society - Chicago, Chicago Appleseed Fund For Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers host a Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Candidate Forum featuring candidates Richard Boykin, Michael Cabonargi, Iris Martinez and Jacob Meister.

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1947-49 Chicago Printer's StrikeDrawing on the Newberry Library's collection of Chicago Typographical Union records, the Newberry Library revisits a salient but neglected moment in the labor history of typography.

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How and Why to Write and Publish a MemoirThe Society of Midland Authors present a panel of distinguished Authors who discuss their experiences and aspects to writing a memoir.

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The Myths and Facts about the Great Highland PipesChapman discusses the history of the pipes and presents a narrative on the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world.

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Chicago City Council MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards MeetingFrom Chicago's CAN TV, a look at the week's local stories as reported in the newspapers, online and on radio and TV.

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Presidential Candidate Joe WalshPresidential candidate and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh discusses the future of American politics, the Republican Party, and more.

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Prohibiting Schools from Placing Students in SeclusionAn Illinois General Assembly hearing on whether or not to prohibit schools from placing students in seclusion.

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The Census, COVID-19 and Intergenerational LGBT+ PerspectivesA conversation examining how the Census shapes public policy, representation and impacts local resources for LGBT+ youth and older adults in the face of COVID-19.

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Pandemic Nutrition And Food InsecurityCOVID-19 has changed where we're able to eat, what we eat, and even how we grow our food.

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Will Your Child's School Be Ready This Fall?Illinois students will be going back to the classroom this fall, but like everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's going to look a lot different.

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Illinois' Gun Permit Applications Up 500%The 21st explores the surge in gun permit applications and gun sales across Illinois. Plus, the latest on the recent shooting of a child in Chicago.

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June 30, 2020Members of Congress on Obamacare and more. Debating an elected school board. The search for child care as parents return to work.

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City Club of Chicago: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Executive Director Erin AlemanImmediately prior to joining CMAP, Aleman served as Vice President of Metro Strategies, a.

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Dismantling Anti-Blackness in Communities of ColorThis conversation aims to bring together non-Black people of color to examine and dismantle ways in which non-Black POC communities may be complicit in anti-Black racism.

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The 21st-Tuesday, June 30, 2020On today's 21st, we talk about how politicians are connecting with people during the pandemic, explore if restaurants are re-opening too soon, get an update on the Sahara Dust Cloud and safe road trips around the midwest.

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Summer Road TripsSummer is a time for road trips - but COVID-19 is limiting options. The 21st explores safe getaways in a time of a pandemic.

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Sahara Dust Comes To IllinoisThe 21st speaks with a meteorologist about the Saharan dust cloud that made its way to North America this week and whether it could, in a much-weakened form, make its way to Illinois.

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Did Restaurants Open Too Soon?The 21st speaks to a community health expert on whether Illinois is reopening too widely, too soon.

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Campaigning In A PandemicShaking hands, kissing babies, meeting large groups of people - all the ways politicians usually try to connect with voters are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 29, 2020Outreach workers on disrupting cycles of violence. An abortion ruling from the Supreme Court. A look back at our COVID-19 Across Chicago series.

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How to Really Start Your Own BusinessHannah Fernandez from SCORE Chicago highlights ways to start your own business and become a successful entrepreneur.

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The 21st-Monday, June 29, 2020On today's 21st, reporters from around the state give us an update on Phase 4 and the history of slavery in Illinois.

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Civil Asset ForfeitureAFF-Phoenix and legal experts at the Goldwater Institute share first hand knowledge and experience with civil asset forfeiture.

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The Historical Realities of Slavery in IllinoisThere is a lot more nuance to Illinois' history with slavery than we may have learned in school, and there were enslaved people living in Illinois before and during the Civil War.

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The Week in Review: CPS Board Vote Keeps Cops in SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education votes 4-3 along gender lines to keep Chicago police in Chicago Public Schools for now.

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Picturing ChicagoThis session will focus on images created in Chicago and of communities in Chicago.

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ACS Chicago: Courts Matter to LGBTQ RightsThe role federal courts play in safeguarding rights for LGBTQ individuals.

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June 25, 2020Our COVID-19 Across Chicago series comes full circle in Chinatown. The city's top doc on entering phase four.

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StayLIT Community MeetingStayLit Community Youth Services hosts a community meeting.

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June 24, 2020Paris Schutz is live in Elgin as the state approaches phase four. Chicago's school board votes on cops in schools.

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Two Viruses Impacting the African American CommunityImpact of Racial Inequity in HealtHcare at the Intersection of HIV/AIDS and COVID.

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June 23, 2020Paris Schutz checks in with Oak Park residents about reopening. A plan for schools in the fall.

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Media Curious: A Conversation with Tracy BaimJournalist Karen Kring interviews Chicago media veteran Tracy Baim about her first 20 months as publisher of the Chicago Reader, about her family and her ambitions for community journalism, journalism education and our society.

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West Side HeroinThis Task Force meeting is for the community to listen and learn from people with experience in recovery so programs can be better at addressing gaps in treatment.

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June 22, 2020We're in Edgewater as the city prepares to enter phase four of reopening. Plus: Lt.

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The Week in Review: Chicago Recognizes Juneteenth, Agrees to Study ReparationsAs thousands take to the street to commemorate Juneteenth, Chicago City Council approves an ordinance recognizing Juneteenth but not officially recognizing it as a holiday.

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June 18, 2020Paris Schutz is live in Wicker Park. What the Supreme Court's ruling on DACA means for local "Dreamers." Celebrating Juneteenth.

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Silver Linings Of The COVID-19 QuarantineQuarantining during the pandemic brought forth a lot of change, but it wasn't all bad.

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June 17, 2020Neighbors in Woodlawn on weathering two crises. Aldermen spar over contentious issues — our Spotlight Politics team is on the beat.

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June 16, 2020How Portage Park neighbors are weathering the pandemic. A fight is brewing between the governor and the Illinois GOP.

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June 15, 2020Paris Schutz is live in Bronzeville. Police reform and alternatives to dialing 911. Is COVID-19 raising your health insurance premium?

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The Week in Review: Lightfoot Wants to License Police, Activists Call to Defund CopsMayor Lori Lightfoot demands police be licensed after video surveillance from U.S. Bobby Rush's office exposes 13 cops lounging, sleeping, making coffee and eating popcorn in his...

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June 11, 2020Paris Schutz reports from Evanston. A supercomputer simulates what could happen as Chicago reopens. Details on the city's virtual graduation ceremony.

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June 10, 2020Neighbors in the Back of the Yards on property damage and the pandemic. Should cops be licensed?

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June 9, 2020Paris Schutz reports from South Chicago. Journalists under attack. Navy Pier's reopening. Feminism's role in the fight against racism.

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