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217 Today: ‘Greener Pastures’ explores farming, climate change and mental health

"Greener Pastures" - Catapult Film

Monday, September 11, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth is reintroducing a bill to require seat belts on school buses nationwide.
  • An attorney nationally known for defending men accused of sexual misconduct has been hired by an Illinois State University administrator charged with assaulting a minor.
  • An electric vehicle battery plant is opening in Kankakee County.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear the stories of farmers living at the intersection of globalization, climate change and the mental health crisis. 

Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Ryan Denham, Alex Degman and Reginald Hardwick.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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