The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Comedian Carmen Christopher brings his stand-up comedy to Urbana



October 19, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • The FBI is investigating whether last weekend’s murder of a 6-year-old Palestinian-American boy in suburban Plainfield is a federal hate crime.
  • Illinois teachers want to make sure they get the support they need as the state revises a blueprint for how children are taught to read in school.
  • Congress is considering whether to impose national standards to pay college athletes.
  • The quest to elect a new Speaker of the House has hit another setback.

In today's deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with Carmen Christopher about his work as he tours around the U.S.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Michael Puente, Linda Kenyon and Owen Henderson.