Today in 1947: With the words, “Hello! This is New York calling,” the U.S. Voice of America begins its first radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union.
The Voice of America effort was part of America’s propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union and Communism during the Cold War.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a free screening of “At the River I Stand,” a documentary of the events leading up to Martin Luther King Junior’s death. This is tonight at 5:15 at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street. Following the film, there will be a discussion. This is part of the South Central Labor Federation’s “Labor History with a Bite” series. Call 608-262-2112 for more info.
The mission of Canopy Center is to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and promote healing of those affected by abuse. They have many volunteer opportunities. Visit canopycenter.org for more info.
The Goodman Community Center Older Adult program offers a regular calendar of activities and resources for adults age 60 and over. See old friends and make new ones while you enjoy gentle exercise, delicious meals, favorite games and other programs. No reservations or registrations are required for meals and programs. For details, call 241-1574, extension 232, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rainbow Bookstore that sends books to prisoners in Wisconsin and other states. They accept donations. More details at 257-6050.