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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 02, 2013

A Mother And Son Live, And Cope, With Mental Illness

By StoryCorps


(Duration: 3:44)

Liza Long's son struggles with rage and violent outbursts.

One day after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last December, Liza Long wrote a blog post urging the country to focus on treatment for the nation's mentally ill youth. In it, she shared the story of her own son, "Michael" (not his real name). "I live with a son who is mentally ill," she wrote for The Blue Review.

Categories: Health, Mental Health

Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - August 02, 2013

Young Dreams, Huge Obstacles

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Luke Runyon


(Duration: 4:29)

Eva Teague is trying to start her own pig farm but is having trouble breaking in to the business.

While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?

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