The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Ani DiFranco brings 30+ years of folk and feminism to Krannert’s Ellnora Guitar Festival


Anthony Mulcahy

September 8, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois’s two U.S. Senators are outraged over the hold on confirming and promoting members of the military and they blame one fellow Senator.
  • More than 6 million individuals are living with Alzheimer's in the United States and one organization is working to bring those numbers down.
  • A royal member of a tribe in Sierra Leone is in Champaign-Urbana this week to visit family and raise support for people in her ancestral homeland.

In today's deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with Grammy-winner Ani DiFranco about her career.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Linda Kenyon, Mae Antar, Owen Henderson and Kimberlie Kranich.