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217 Today: How Donald Mullally helped save NPR

Donald Mullally was former Director of Broadcasting and General Manager for Illinois Public Media.

August 8, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican state representative Mike Marron is hosting an event for Rantoul residents to find out more about the resources within their community.
  • More than 47,000 Illinois residents have been kicked off their Medicaid plans as of August 1 with more expected to be dropped in the coming months.
  • Lawyers for people with mental illness in Illinois prisons say their clients are in danger.
  • New parents in Illinois can now get seed money from the state to start saving for their child’s college education.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about Don Mullally and how he helped NPR during a financial crisis.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal, Shannon Heffernan, Lisa Philip and Jim Meadows.

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