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217 Today: Fresh shrimp doesn’t have to come from the ocean. Turns out Midwest shrimp farms are a thing

One of two shrimp kept in a display tank, viewable to visitors and customers at Triple J Farms in Foristell, Missouri.

August 4, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Construction is underway on a new community to give dozens of people experiencing homelessness a place to live in Urbana.
  • A former Northwestern football player says he faced intense racial harassment and sexual and physical trauma while on the team.
  • Illinois will soon start tracking trauma in school-aged kids, in hopes of better understanding their needs.
  • The Illinois High School Association wants to improve the way sports officials are treated by fans, athletes and coaches.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how farmers in the Midwest are growing shrimp far from the ocean.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Lisa Philip, Alex Degman, Joe Deacon and Lilley Halloran.

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Stephanie Mosqueda

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