The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Friday April 9, 2021

 

Anna Webber

Friday April 9, 2021

Today's Headlines:

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Health officials also reported more than 154,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Wednesday, a new daily record.

  • An Illinois House committee gathering input from different parts of the state on redistricting heard from the Champaign-Urbana area on Thursday.

  • Champaign-Urbana public health officials reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. They say more than 52,000 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Champaign County, about 30 percent of the vaccine-eligible population.

In today's deep dive, a conversation with Christian McBride. The Grammy-winning bassist and bandleader is the host of NPR's Jazz Night in America, which debuted on WILL-FM last weekend.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows.