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WSIU Almanac 3.26.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent polio, clinical trials began the next year.

Who: SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
What: Featuring foreign policy analyst and McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evenlyn Farkas
When: April 1st at 2PM
Why: To hear more about the McCain Institute's commitment to advancing character-driven leadership around the world and the national security challenges facing the United States.
How: Register by going to the PAUL SIMON INSTITUTE dot SIU dot EDU.


In Anna, attend the FREE Poetry Workshop for Jr. High Students and Homeschoolers. A quick look at poetry as art and expression in three sessions. The theme is “Who I Am and Who I’m Yet to Be.” The sessions are April 2, 10 & 19 at 6pm at The Anna Arts Center.

The Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire is coming up on April 6th and 7th at the
Fort De Chartes Historic Site. Enjoy many activities and exhibits throughout the weekend. See today’s almanac for more information.



The Bethel AME Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen is offering free meals weekdays from Noon to 1pm at 316 East Jackson Street in Carbondale. Call Pastor Chambers for more information. 618-457-5574

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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.