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217 Today: Upcoming New, Brews and Beatz event plans to discuss solutions to local gun violence

Friday, May 6, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Several abortion rights groups in Illinois are seeing an uptick in donations after the leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade.
  • Older Latinos believe support from non-family members is important, according to a recent University of Illinois study.
  • The Danville Boys and Girls Club will be adding a bigger teen center to its building.
  • Leal Elementary School in Urbana plans to unveil a new mural this weekend.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a preview of Illinois Public Media’s next News, Brews and Beatz event, discussing ways to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Luis Velazquez, Allison Silvestro, Zainab Qureshi and Reginald Hardwick.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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