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The Listening Project
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WSIU Radio's The Listening Project is a regular reoccurring series that chronicles the stories, experiences, and history of the people who call this region home.   The Listening Project is a community engagement initiative focused on preserving the stories of the quad-state region in the form of oral histories.

This installment of The Listening Project features select excerpts from first-person interviews with Benton, IL  residents who came together in May 2016 to celebrate Benton Library's centennial celebration. Listen to the interviews from nearly a dozen Benton residents who celebrated this community milestone by sharing stories about their heritage, coal mining, life lessons learned through sports, WWII stories, regional histories and more!

The Listening Project is sponsored by
Southern Illinois Healthcare:


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