The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: U of I professor finds age may protect older women of color from negative mental health symptoms


Wednesday, March 21, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • A second correctional officer will serve time for the beating death of a state prisoner.
  • The streets outside the Illinois State Capitol were packed on Tuesday with thousands of abortion rights opponents for a March for Life rally.
  • There's a need in Illinois for about 300 thousand additional rental homes for people making 30 percent of their area's median family income or less.

In today's deep dive, we’ll hear from University of Illinois professor Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo about a correlation between age and mental health in Black and Latina women.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Mawa Iqbal, Tim Shelley, Sarah Fentem and Luis Velazquez.