© 2024 WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Member-Supported Public Media from Southern Illinois University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

WSIU Almanac 3.27.24

WSIU Almanac logo with landscape view of a field
Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1948 Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall


Rend Lake will host a weekend full of free eclipse activities April 6-8th.  Live animal programs, educational eclipse presentations, a kids concert and outdoor movie will precede the eclipse.  The will also have multiple viewing locations available to the public, include Dam West Recreation Area, Spillway Recreation Area, and North Marcum Recreation Area. These designated viewing sites will have food vendors on site and Park Rangers available to assist visitors. A limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own.  Contact the Rend Lake Visitor Center for more information.  618-724-2493

 In Carbondale, The Jackson County CEO Trade Show will be at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center on April 22nd from 4:00 -7:00 pm. Show up to support young entrepreneurs as they show off their new business venture. Jackson CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) supports a dynamic entrepreneurial-focused class in Jackson County, Illinois public high schools.

In Carterville, learn of Illinois' rich coal mining history. A story filled with immigrants, hard labor, union battles and tragedies. Illinois Humanities Council "Road Scholars" Bucky Halker and Mike Matejka will jointly tell the state's history of coal mining in story and song. The presentation is Wednesday, April 10, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the John A. Logan College Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.




Stay Connected
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.
seasonal leaves

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.