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217 Today: Pandemic may have halted progress toward ending racial disparities in cancer deaths

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A public radio journalist who spent much of his life in Illinois is now reporting from inside Ukraine, which continues to be attacked by Russian forces.
  • Like the University of Illinois, Western Illinois University will charge new students higher fees next school year than what current students pay.
  • The city of Urbana is considering a program to support victims of gun violence with temporary housing.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how the pandemic may be halting the progress of those working to lower cancer deaths among Black Americans.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Rich Egger and Natalie Krebbs.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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