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217 Today: Soil protection program unites climate change experts and farmers

Monday, May 2, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • There’s a debate over debates within the six-way Republican field for Illinois governor.
  • Champaign police say they’re increasing efforts to spread the word about new hiring incentives designed to attract more experienced officers to the force.
  • Elementary schoolers at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy spend one half-day per week on “fun” educational activities.
  • The Champaign and University of Illinois chapters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness recognized Mental Health Awareness Month yesterday with a candlelight walk.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a program that finds common ground between climate change experts and farmers. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed byDave McKinney, Emilio Reyes, Emily Hays, Jacqueline Barba and Dana Cronin.

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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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