The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: CETACEAN comes to the Stock Pavilion this weekend

Cast members rehearse with a whale prop for Cetacean.

Cast members rehearse with a whale prop for Cetacean. Deke Weaver

September 28, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Some healthcare professionals trying to get licensed in Illinois have been delayed more than half a year.
  • A coalition of pro-abortion rights groups is planning to protest outside of a fundraising event in Chicago for crisis pregnancy centers.
  • The end of cash bail in Illinois means those who are waiting on a trial can avoid jail time – unless – they pose a danger to society. People are lining up on both sides of the new law.
  • Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest started last Saturday and will continue through Sunday.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear a conversation about a performance piece coming to the Stock Pavilion on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Mae Antar, Owen Henderson and Kimberly Schofield.