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WSIU Almanac 1.9.24

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Kevin Boucher

In Carbondale, WSIU presents a FREE preview screening of “Razing Liberty Square” followed by a community discussion at Carbondale Public Library on Wednesday, January 17, 5pm to 7pm. Dinner provided and After the screening, there will be a candid conversation about the dramatic changes happening in Miami’s Liberty Square and how these are a lens on issues of significance beyond that community - the affordable housing crisis, the impact of systemic racism, and climate gentrification.

In Effingham, the Thelma Keller Convention Center hosts the 34th Annual Bridal Expo.  The popular annual event is back on January 14 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Brides and grooms get in FREE. Learn more at www.visiteffinghamil.com


The City of Carbondale is hosting, Meet the Mayor, a series of monthly gatherings for community conversations with Mayor Harvey. The first of these gatherings will be held tomorrow at 9 am at Neighborhood Co-Op. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262.

The American Red Cross is in need of donors. You can donate on Friday in Mount Vernon from 10 to 2pm at First United Methodist Church and at Cape Cape Girardeau Blood Donation Center from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. To see blood drives in your area and to schedule an appointment, visit www.Redcrossblood.org or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.