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On Deck - Thursday, September 9, 2021

WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, September 9, 2021. Our top story is about how the new FarmFED food processing cooperative is well on its way to revving up its engines. But as Tim Shelley reports, while they've met their fundraising goal, they haven't sold enough ownership shares yet. You’ll also hear how since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of suicide attempts in children and teens has nearly doubled. That's according to Bernice Gordon-Young, a psychotherapist with OSF HealthCare. In this interview with WCBU’s Jody Holtz, Gordon-Young talks about the driving factors behind these attempts, as well as the important role parents have in fostering healthy environments and open communication.

Holden Kellogg is an audio production intern at WCBU.