The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Ghanaian musician showcases his West African culture at upcoming performance


Paapa Kwaku Oduro

September 20, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • On National Voter Registration Day the first Black sorority in history joined with the Champaign County Clerk’s office and League of Women Voters to get Champaign County registered to vote for next year’s election.
  • In the wake of disturbing allegations of sexual harassment by leaders at the National Association of Realtors, advocates are demanding sweeping reforms.
  • It’s day three without cash bail in Illinois courts, and the Sangamon County State’s Attorney says things have been going smoothly.

In today's deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with a Ghanaian musician who is bringing his work to the Krannert Center for Performing Arts this weekend.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Claudia Morell, Mawa Iqbal and Owen Henderson.