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SIU-C Professor on World Voice Day

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World voice day is Saturday April 16 2022

Saturday is World Voice Day, and Dr. Maria Claudia Franca is with the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at SIU-C. And she says, like any other part of your body, it's important to take care of your voice, and she stresses the importance of plenty of rest and water.

"Drink more water. Plain water. Take voice breaks , vocal breaks here and there. And relaxation at the end of the day works wonders for the voice."

Franca adds excessive throat clearing and coughing irritate vocal cords and should be avoided if possible.

For more information about World Voice Day, browse to: http://www.world-voice-day.org/

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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