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WSIU Almanac 1.30.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1992 Inventor Ray Kurzweil publishes his first book "The Age of Intelligent Machines" on artificial intelligence, predicting the popularity of the internet

To help uplift the spirits of seniors throughout the community, State Senator Dale Fowler is collecting Valentine’s Day cards for his annual Valentines for Seniors Card Drive now through early February. Cards they will be delivered to the various assisted living and long-term care facilities that make up the district. The collection will continue through February 5th.

Cards can be dropped off or mailed to his district office in Harrisburg. For more information or questions, call (618) 294-8951.

Mail-in or drop-off location:

Sen. Fowler’s District Office
2 North Vine, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, IL 62946

 Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt Vernon is featuring an exhibit by longtime southern Illinois ceramic artist Harris Deller. The exhibit is titled “Provocative Contradictions.” It’s on display through February 11th at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt Vernon.


What: Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
Who: Neighborhood Action Group
Why: to hear about how neighborhoods are addressing current challenges, changes, and upcoming events.
When: Saturday, February 3rd at 10am
Where: In person (or on Zoom) at the Carbondale Public Library, 405 W Main Street
How: Register to attend via Zoom or in person on Carbondale Public Library’s website

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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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