Ananya Cleetus, an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, won support from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Make-A-Thon to launch Anemone, a free app aimed at providing digital resources for managing one's mental health.

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 19, 2021

217 Today: Tuesday January 19, 2021

In today’s deep dive, we speak with the University of Illinois student who created an app that provides digital resources to help people manage their own mental health.

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 18, 2021

217 Today: Monday January 18, 2021

In today’s deep dive, llinois is now a year into cannabis arrest expungements. Some counties have wiped away those records, while others are still working through the process.

One of the rooms at C-U at Austin's Place, the new year-round emergency shelter for women in Champaign.

Christine Herman/Illinois Newsroom

The 217 Today Podcast - January 15, 2021

217 Today: Friday January 15, 2020

In today's deep dive, starting today, there’s a new year-round emergency shelter for women in Champaign. 

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 14, 2021

217 Today: Thursday January 14, 2020

In today’s deep dive, doctors have seen an increase in depression-like symptoms in children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jen BarbouRoske is an elementary school nurse in the Iowa City Community School District.

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 13, 2021

217 Today: Wednesday January 13, 2021

In today's deep dive, the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for school districts as they carefully balance their students’ education and safety. An elementary school nurse in Iowa reflects in an interview with Side Effects Media on the extra challenges her team has faced so far this school year.

 In this Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 file photo, a Catholic pastor receives the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at a hospital in Chicago.

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 12, 2021

217 Today: Tuesday January 12, 2021

In today's deep dive, supply chain issues and logistical challenges are causing the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in Illinois to move slower than expected.

Morris Elementary School Dave Raffel gives his morning announcement to students.

Provided by Dave Raffel

The 217 Today Podcast - January 11, 2021

217 Today: Monday January 11, 2021

In today’s deep dive, on January 6, a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. Teachers watched the insurrection unfold and wondered, “How am I supposed to explain this tomorrow in class?” We’ll find out how some teachers are discussing last week’s insurrection at the U-S Capitol with their students.

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Some would soon break into the Capitol, leading to five deaths.

Jose Luis Magana/AP

The 217 Today Podcast - January 08, 2021

217 Today: Friday January 8, 2021

In today's deep dive, political commentator and bestselling author Jonathan Alter offers his perspective on this week's violence at the U.S. Capitol.

 A Chicago mural honors essential workers.

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The 217 Today Podcast - January 07, 2021

217 Today: Thursday, January 7, 2021

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a mural on the southwest side of Chicago that honors essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Farmers for Free Trade invited farmers to show their support for trade deals.

Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media file photo

The 217 Today Podcast - January 06, 2021

217 Today: Wednesday January 6, 2021

In today’s deep dive, during several years of tit-for-tat tariffs, farmers had a response to the government’s bailout money: Trade Not Aid. Harvest Public Media explores what could be the next catch phrase from agriculture.

Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, appears at an event with Gov. JB Pritzker and others in 2019. He announced Monday he will be leaving the Illinois Senate to take a job in Pritzker's administration as a senior advisor.

Capitol News Illinois file photo by Jerry Nowicki

The 217 Today Podcast - January 05, 2021

217 Today: Tuesday January 5, 2021

In today’s deep dive, one of the few downstate Democrats in the Illinois Senate has resigned to take a position in Governor JB Pritzker’s administration. 

One of several water tanks in Hobart, Oklahoma. The town has been working on making improvements to its reservoir, Rocky Lake, since 2010.

Seth Bodine/Harvest Public Media

The 217 Today Podcast - January 04, 2021

217 Today: Monday January 4, 2021

In today’s deep dive, a glass of water is supposed to be clear, but in small, rural towns that’s often not the case. Harvest Public Media looks into how small towns struggle to keep their water clean. 

Somi's live album,

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The 217 Today Podcast - December 28, 2020

217 Today Special Episode: Somi

In one of Brian Moline's favorite interviews of 2020, Grammy-nominated vocalist and composer Somi discusses her most recent album, and her short film project.

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The 217 Today Podcast - December 23, 2020

217 Today: Wednesday December 23, 2020

In today’s deep dive, some emergency rooms report seeing a surge of patients in mental health crisis during the pandemic

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