217 Today: Trumpeter James Vaughen spreads joy with music
August 24, 2023
- Champaign, Danville and Urbana Schools close Thursday due to heat.
- The University of Illinois has conducted research on how the effects of heat could be lessened in the future.
- University of Illinois graduate and actor Nick Offerman will return to campus this weekend to raise money for the U of I’s Japan House.
- Ole Miss transfer Luke Altmyer was named starting quarterback by Head Illini Football Coach Bret Bielema at his press conference Monday.
- The Biden Administration is awarding Illinois $1.3 million to help boost the number of women working in construction and green energy.
In today's deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with trumpeter James Vaughen about his path to becoming a professional musician.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Owen Henderson, Colin Hislope, Alex Degman and Kimberly Schofield.