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217 Today: Changing agriculture industry includes more science-focused jobs and workers without degrees

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he’s received a death threat for his role in investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Several Chicago-area counties have been lowered to a “medium risk” level for COVID-19 transmission based on benchmarks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • A recent book reveals how a gay couple concealed their relationship from the public eye but not their racism.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the changing agriculture industry, including how it’s creating jobs that are science-focused and more accessible to people without degrees.  

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Katie O’Connell, Mawa Iqbal, Harrison Malkin, Sydney Wood and Kate Grumke.


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Sydney Wood

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