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217 Today: Host reflects on ‘Classically Black’ series that featured classical music by people of color

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • For the first time, Planned Parenthood’s Champaign clinic will provide surgical abortions.
  • Governor JB Pritzker has signed a disaster proclamation to address the flow of migrant buses from Texas.
  • In Illinois Newsroom’s first “truth test,” reporter Harrison Malkin fact-checked claims made in the Champaign county clerk race.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from longtime “Classically Black” host Roger Cooper about how the series came about as part of our 100th anniversary.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Harrison Malkin and Jim Meadows.

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Sydney Wood

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