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The Morning Drive Podcast: Thursday

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Welcome to this edition of the Morning Drive Podcast! In this episode, we’ll look at howPTSD also affects journalists covering Mexican drug cartels.

But first, some news:

Almost 18 million U.S. households had difficulty providing food for their families last year, according to a new study — and local agencies say families in Cook County are no exception.

Featured in the podcast:

War journalists report having symptoms of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health complications stemming from what they see during their reporting. But the effects are not limited to traditional war zones. WBEZ’s Worldview looked into how PTSD affects journalists covering Mexican drug cartels.

And your WEATHER for today: Partly cloudy early this morning, otherwise sunny throughout the day and it’s supposed to be less humid than it’s been. Highs in the lower 80s, falling into the upper 70s near the lake. Tonight, clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows from the mid 50s in the outlying areas to the upper 60s downtown.

Friday, mostly cloudy, chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Much cooler, highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers in the evening, mostly near the lake. Lows from the low to mid 50s to the lower 60s downtown.

And the music in today’s podcast brought to you by Bruce Springsteen. He’s scheduled to play Wrigley Field this weekend.

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