Niala Boodhoo


Niala is the host and executive producer of The 21st, a new statewide, interactive weekday talk show for Illinois.

She is also National Vice-President for Broadcast for the Asian American Journalists Association.

She's been a journalist since 2000 for Reuters, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, and WBEZ.

She often lectures or hold workshops about social media and multimedia journalism, for colleges, universities and professional associations.

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The 21st Show Live at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
A derivitive of 20060204 05 Abraham Lincoln Museum by David Wilcon Flickr / CC BY 2.0

On Monday, February 12, The 21st will broadcast from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield for a special episode on Lincoln's birthday. The show is from 11 AM - noon and is free and open to the public.

Host of the public radio talk show, Niala Boodhoo, will speak with Executive Director of the ALPLM and will also discuss civil war music history with a performance by Mike Anderson from Jacksonville. There might even be a discussion about presidential beer. 

The 21st will also be broadcasting from Springfield the rest of the week:

Timothy Killeen
Illinois Springfield/flickr

On the 21st: We talked with University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen, Western Illinois president Western Illinois president Jack Thomas and Larry Dietz, president of Illinois State University in Normal, about how state universities are handling budget issues for the upcoming school year.