national center for rural school mental health

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August 15, 2019 - News Local/State

New National Center Promotes Mental Health In Rural Schools

Children’s mental health is a big concern as the risk of suicide and opioid addiction rates rise among teens. But in rural areas, where mental health providers are scarce, spotting potential  problems can often fall to teachers. Now, a new national research center is looking to help rural schools.


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August 14, 2019 - The 21st Show

ENCORE: Cooking With Cannabis; Midwest Food Road Trips; Writing About Black Food in Chicago

Recreational marijuana will become legal in Illinois on January 1st. But there’s already a whole world of edibles that includes chefs, writers, and manufacturers. Plus, have you gone on that summer road trip yet? Because there are great food destinations that aren’t too far from Illinois. And, during the month of June, the Chicago Tribune put the spotlight on Black food and culture on the city’s South Side.


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August 13, 2019 - News Local/State

How A Midwest County Deals With ‘Deaths Of Despair’

Connersville, Indiana once was bustling with factories that served the auto industry. Workers turned out air conditioning systems, fuel injectors and other products. Now, it has a grim distinction: the highest suicide and overdose death rates in the state.


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August 13, 2019 - The 21st Show

ENCORE: Urvashi Pitre And The Instant Pot; Which Pizza Ranks Supreme?

If pressure cookers scare you, good news - cookbook author Urvashi Pitre says they’re nothing to fear. We revisit our conversation with her about cooking her famous butter chicken and more. Plus, whether it’s pan pizza, Detroit style or Chicago deep dish, everyone has a favorite pizza place in their town. Steve Dolinsky joins us with some of his favorite places.


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