The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: New permanent program helps farmers donate to food banks


Monday, August 21, 2023

Today's headlines: 

  • The last class of freshmen where race was factored into admissions is starting classes Monday at the University of Illinois.
  • Swedish Hospital on Chicago’s North Side is making changes to its popular midwifery program.
  • Former Illinois Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self is coming back to Champaign’s State Farm Center for the first time in 20 years. 

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about a new program makes it easier for farmers to donate the food they produce to food banks throughout Illinois.

Reporting today contributed by Mae Antar, Kristen Schorsch, Colin Hislope and Jim Meadows.