217 Today: Alana Banks made history as the first Black, transgender woman on a school board in the United States. How is she doing now?
November 16, 2023
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In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about Alana Banks, the first Black and transgender woman elected to a school board in the country two years ago.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Tim Shelley, Colin Hislope and Emily Hays.