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WSIU Almanac 2.20.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1962 John Glenn becomes the 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7  

In Carbondale, attend the lecture “Preserving Public Sounds”, presented by Josh Shepperd the Director of the Radio Preservation Task Force and Sound Submissions Project. The event is Thursday (February 22nd) from 430 to 530 in Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library on the SIU Campus. Sponsored by the School of Media Arts and WSIU Public Broadcasting. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 In Mt Vernon, Casa of Jefferson County is offering volunteer training. Become an advocate for children in the foster care system. Training is on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Meals are provided but registration is required. Learn more at www.jeffcocasa.org

 Southern 7 Health Department Wellness on Wheels Van Clinic will be offered each Wednesday in February at various locations. The WOW Van offers free health services as well as services that can be billed to insurance. The next event is tomorrow at the Dollar General Store, Rosiclare 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and then at the Dollar General Store, Golconda 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Visit www.southern7.org for more information.

In Carbondale, Community Conversations with Mayor Carolyn Harvey hosts a gathering tomorrow. Date: February 21, 2024 Time: 9:00 AM Location: Starbuck's, East Main St. Contact: 618-549-5302

In Herrin, attend The Remarkable Life of Dr. Andrew Springs. A presentation about a community leader in Southern Illinois.
This Friday, February 23, at 2:00 pm, at The Herrin Library History Room.
Presentation by Carla Coppi and Kevin Hostetler. The event is free and open to the public.

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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.