Illinois Podcasts


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

April 7, 2020 - Full Show How Kenosha residents are handing Wisconsin’s election during the pandemic. Congressmen react to President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. And how the stimulus bill might… Chicago Tonight
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Picking Up A Hobby While Staying At Home For most, this is the first pandemic that they have lived through. People are getting anxious and fearful of the uncertainty of the future. For some, a new hobby is a great way to pass the time and de-stress. The 21st Show
Demand Increases For Quincy Company's PPE Because of Pandemic A Quincy, Illinois company was not on the radar of a lot of hospitals until about 2-months ago when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States like a tidal wave. The 21st Show
Illinois Ambulance Service Dispatches Six To New York As of Tuesday morning there have been more than 130,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York. That's compared to the more than 12,200 in Illinois. First responders from central Illinois are in New York City to help. The 21st Show
The 21st-Tuesday, April 7, 2020 On Today's 21st: we talk with an Illinois first responder on the ground in New York City; the owner of a Qunicy company in high demand for PPE; and learn why this the perfect time to learn a new hobby or practice an old one. The 21st Show
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April 6, 2020 - Full Show How hospitals are preparing for the COVID-19 surge. Data reveals racial disparities in coronavirus cases and deaths. What organizations are doing to help the community. Meet a father-son… Chicago Tonight
CBS 2 News PM Update 04-06-20 CBS 2 News PM Update 04-06-20. CBS2 News Chicago
Running Through A Pandemic Due to the coronavirus, gyms across the state, and the country, have been closed and classes have had to go virtual. But one of the activities that has not changed is going on a run outdoors, as long as you maintain a six-foot radius from the other runners on the path. The 21st Show
COVID-19 Bringing Communities Together Many communities are struggling during this time, whether it be from economic uncertainty or the ever-growing threat of the coronavirus. However, most American's said they feel optimistic according to a national survey by Public Agenda. The 21st Show
University Of Illinois Developing RapidVent Illinois requested 4,000 ventilators from the federal government but only received a fraction according to Governor J.B. Pritzker on CNN's "State of The Union." The 21st Show
COVID-19 Reporter Roundtable Over the weekend Illinois' confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 11 thousand cases. To help prepare for the growing number of cases, Governor JB Pritzker has added more health suggestions. The 21st Show
The 21st-Monday, April 06, 2020 On Today's 21st: Over the weekend, Illinois surged past 11 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19. Governor JB Pritzker says he thinks most people are doing the right thing, staying at home. Prtizker also says the state will need more ventilators to prepare for a worst case scenario. The 21st Show
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The Week in Review: COVID-19 Cases Soar as McCormick Place Facility Opens Illinois saw its largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases Friday with an additional 1,209 patients testing positive for the virus and 53 additional deaths. There are now 8,904 confirmed… Chicago Tonight
CBS 2 News PM Update 04-03-20 CBS 2 News PM Update 04-03-20. CBS2 News Chicago
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April 2, 2020 - Full Show The mayor picks the city’s next top cop. Paris Schutz visits Highwood. A Chicagoan stuck in Italy. What the CTA is doing to protect bus drivers. And the firsthand account of a nurse on the… Chicago Tonight
Let's Get This Bread: Exploring Baking And Other Hobbies During The Stay-At-Home Order While non-essential businesses remain closed statewide, many people are looking for new hobbies and creative outlets to explore, including baking. The 21st Show
Therapy Thursdays: Advice for Homeschooling & Maintaining Mental Health In the last month, parents across the state have unexpectedly become teachers to their children because of school closures due to COVID-19. The 21st talked with a counselor and an experienced home school teacher to give advice to other parents who are now in the positon of teaching children at home. The 21st Show
How Prisons Are Handling The Spread Of COVID-19 The Illinois National Guard is now moving into Stateville Correctional Center, near Joliet, where an inmate died and dozens more inmates and state employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The 21st Show
The 21st-Thursday, April 2, 2020 On Today's 21st: Advocates have been warning about the risks of Coronavirus disease spreading in state prisons, now dozens of inmates and staff are sick at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet. We heard from two men inside. The 21st Show
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April 1, 2020 - Full Show Doctors and nurses will face tough ethical choices as more patients need treatment for COVID-19. A one-on-one with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. And details about the city’s three top cop… Chicago Tonight
West Aurora High School Choir Concerts On Zoom With everything from schools to music venues closed because of coronavirus, musicians, choirs and artists are doing what everyone else has done to stay connected, going virtual. The 21st Show
Essential Workers Are Risking Their Health To Keep Their Jobs Many businesses across the state have been forced to adapt due to the statewide stay-at-home order; however, essential workers must still go to work and are at risk of getting sick. The 21st Show
Illinois Lawmakers Don't Know When They Will Meet Next Pritzker extended the stay-at-home order to April 30 in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The state general assembly has not been able to meet for four weeks now and with the extention of the stay at home order this could go on for much longer. The 21st Show
The 21st-Wednesday, April 01, 2020 On Today's 21st: It's been almost four weeks since the Illinois General Assembly last met. Like many other groups in Illinois, lawmakers are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We talked to Illinois Senate President Don Harmon about what lawmakers might eventually do to address the crisis. The 21st Show
March 31, 2020 - Full Show How medical equipment suppliers are responding to the increased demand as COVID-19 spreads. Uptown neighbors on living through the pandemic, and an infectious disease doctor takes viewer… Chicago Tonight
Building A Garden While Staying In Place With the stay-at-home order in Illinois, many of us have been looking for some new activities around the house, or maybe out in the garden. Two expert gardeners offered advice for amateur or first-time growers. The 21st Show
Managing Finances And Retirement During A Stay In Place Order The coronavirus pandemic has created a slew of financial challenges for people across the country. In Illinois, roughly 130,000 people have filed for unemployment benefits in the last few weeks. We talked with two experts about how to save money. The 21st Show
COVID-19's Effect On Local Farming And Farmers Markets The farmers market season will soon get underway. Illinois farmers are concerned Stay At Home Orders and social distancing may keep customers away. The 21st Show
The 21st-Tuesday, March 31, 2020 On Today's 21st: The coronavirus is affecting every part of the Illinois economy including farmers who sell to local markets. We heard how they're coping with shelter-in-place orders. The 21st Show
CBS 2 News AM News Update 03-31-20 CBS 2 News AM News Update 03-31-20. CBS2 News Chicago
March 30, 2020 - Full Show Health care providers on the challenges ahead as COVID-19 cases in Illinois top 5,000. Making sure CPS students keep learning. How neighbors in Beverly are coping. And Olympians wait… Chicago Tonight
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Covering COVID-19 Without Being On Campus Colleges and universities across Illinois have postponed or cancelled class for the remainder of the spring semester, but student journalists have continued their reporting the same way they have continued their classes - remotely. The 21st Show
COVID-19: How Ready Are Illinois Hospitals? The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois is growing by the hundreds everyday. We talked with people inside local hospitals about prepardness. The 21st Show
COVID-19 Updates From Around The State Coverage of COVID-19 cases in Illinois depends on the region. We talked with journalists inside two public radio newsrooms and a newspaper about the latest on the health crisis in their region. The 21st Show
The 21st-Monday, March 30, 2020 On Today's 21st: we check in with newsrooms across the state on the increasing cases of COVID-19; plus emergency room physicians and leaders talk about the prepardness for the escalating cases. The 21st Show
CBS 2 News AM Update 03-29-20 CBS 2 News AM Update 03-29-20. CBS2 News Chicago
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CBS 2 NEWS AM Update 03-28-20 CBS 2 NEWS AM Update 03-28-20. CBS2 News Chicago
The Week in Review: Pandemic Shutters Chicago Lakefront, Parks The latest coronavirus cases and deaths in the state. Lakefront and park closures — what might be next? And what the $2 trillion economic rescue package means for the state budget — and… Chicago Tonight
3/27/20: "Fire of aldermen's ire distracts from dire times" In these audio interviews, award-winning journalist Dave Glowacz talks with Chi insiders to reveal the unreported, sort the outrage from the outlier, and suggest that to which Chicagoans should pay closer attention. Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
March 26, 2020 - Full Show We’re live in Little Village as communities manage the impact of COVID-19. What the federal stimulus bill means for you. The mayor shuts down the lakefront and parks. And parents juggle… Chicago Tonight
How The Coronavirus Has Effected Professional and Recreational Sports Typically the spring months are quite busy in the world of sport but with the spread of the coronavirus and stay at home orders has left a gaping hole in the sports world. The 21st Show
How To Talk About Social Distancing When You Need Some Space Conversations about staying home, or even needing space while being at home, are tough but necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The 21st Show
The 21st-Thursday, March 26, 2020 On Today's 21st: How do we talk to the people in our life, whether a loved one or a stranger, when we feel like they aren't taking rules around social distancing seriously? We got advice from a psychologist. The 21st Show