The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Bruce Hornsby’s new collaboration


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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • Both Champaign and Urbana have an open seat on their school boards.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker says a new state-wide grant program will address food insecurity across Illinois while also assisting socially disadvantaged farmers.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker stands by his call to eliminate the state's 1% tax permanently as mayors across Illinois raise concerns.
  • Illinois legislators are introducing legislation to restore protections to the state's wetlands after the United States Supreme Court stripped some last year.

In today's deep dive, we'll listen to a conversation with the 21st show host, Brian Mackey, and singer-songwriter, Bruce Hornsby about Hornsby's latest musical collaboration and upcoming performance in Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Joe Deacon and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.