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217 Today: Black nurses need us to talk about racism in health care and address it

Middle school students in Louisville met with nurses who talked about their careers.

June 26, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Emergency dispatchers in McLean County say they’ve seen a significant spike in accidental 911 calls in recent weeks — and they suspect the Android mobile operating system is to blame.
  • Across the nation, Starbucks workers have gone on strike to protest the company’s policy on pride decorations.
  • A state lawmaker from Chicago wants an optional surcharge on music festival tickets to help support the communities hosting them.
  • Food truck operators are increasing in number in some Illinois communities, but say they need more consistent regulations to stay in business.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how racism in health care adds to nursing shortages in the country.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Jim Meadows, Alex Degman, Mae Antar and Morgan Watkins.

 

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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