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WSIU Almanac 2.19.24

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Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1878 Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his cylinder phonograph


In Marion, WSIU invites young people and their parents/guardians to visit the Spring ‘24 Southern Illinois News Bureau kickoff to learn about and to register for the bureau. This innovative program will equip young people with the skills to produce compelling audio and video stories while deepening their understanding of local issues and encouraging active participation in civic life.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Marion Carnegie Library, McCoskey Room (bottom floor)

 Save the Date for the Second Annual Saluki Ball. It will be on Saturday, April 20 at The Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hosted by Chancellor Austin Lane & Mrs. Loren Lane. The Saluki Ball is dedicated to raising funds that bridge the financial gap for students.

WSIU and Carbondale Public Library host dinner, film screening and discussion on February 21; free and open to the public. Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS, and WSIU/Carbondale Public Library will host a free dinner and screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Breaking the News,” featuring a community discussion about better media coverage of diverse issues and perspectives.

Civil War Weekend takes place at the Anna Arts Center this weekend. There will be time period experts sharing stories and plenty of exhibits which include Civil War Era guns, Memorabilia, and Children Activities. Learn more on the Anna Arts Center Facebook page.

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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.