Barack Obama en Years in the Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law <p>President Barack Obama signed the new farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, ending years of negotiations and wrangling. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:19:22 +0000 Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media 48028 at Years in the Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law Galesburg Chamber Survey Ahead of Presidential Visit <p>The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to area businesses ahead of&nbsp; President Obama’s visit to Knox College on Wednesday. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:39:34 +0000 Scott Stuntz 37725 at Galesburg Chamber Survey Ahead of Presidential Visit In The Tri States <p></p><p></p><p>A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from November 2012.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 20:47:57 +0000 Rich Egger 25193 at In The Tri States Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election <p>This week on Campaign Trails, Political Science Professor Vin Auger of Western Illinois University talked about this week’s foreign policy debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.</p><p>Auger said there was very little difference between the two on many of the issues that were brought up. He said Romney agreed with the president’s policies regarding drone strikes, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and more.</p><p>Auger was surprised to hear so much consensus.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:11:24 +0000 Rich Egger 23429 at Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election Campaigning vs Governing <p>This week on Campaign Trails, Janna Deitz and Keith Boeckelman talk about the differences between campaigning for president and governing as president.</p><p>Boeckelman is Chair of the Western Illinois University Political Science Department. Deitz teaches in the department, and she spent much of the past year in Washington DC participating in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Deitz served in office of US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), giving her a first-hand look at how Congress works.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:12:54 +0000 Rich Egger 23101 at Campaigning vs Governing