Crest Expected This Weekend
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Large barriers are being placed around Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to hold back the Mississippi River.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

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Will is thrilled to be reporting and delivering the news for KUNR. An East Coast transplant, he's worked at NPR stations in Philadelphia, New York and most recently Connecticut. He's also interned at the NPR West Headquarters in Los Angeles where he learned from some of the network's best correspondents. Before joining the public radio airwaves, he studied English at a small liberal arts college and covered arts and culture for an alternative news weekly in Philadelphia.

He's particularly drawn to education, government and environmental reporting, but will jump on any story that gets him out into the field with a mic in hand. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fish tacos and great American poetry.

Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006).  He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals).  He resides in Honolulu.

Shop Talk – July 1
3:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Unbalanced Diet of News Audiences

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why audiences claim to desire serious news but usually seek out lighter fare.

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They Provide Safety Tips For Firework Hazards
1:09 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fire Department Says Safety First For The Holiday Weekend

Credit www.allsparkfireworks.com

Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

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Developing New Website
8:08 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Port Authority Reinventing Itself

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.

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More Work To Do
7:44 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Montrose Riverfront Inc: A Decade At Work

Montrose Riverfront Inc. has been extremely busy over the last 10 years.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

An all-volunteer organization has accomplished plenty in Montrose over the last ten years. Montrose Riverfront Inc. got its start as part of an effort to develop a former elevator site along the river.

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Summer Festival
8:05 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Funding Macomb's Heritage Days

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Tents were packed up and the stage torn down as Macomb’s Heritage Days wrapped up. The festival’s planning committee is already looking forward to next year.

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Fiscal Year 2015
6:57 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

New Illinois Budget Signed Into Law

Governor Quinn criticized legislators for not doing their jobs, yet he left their spending plan largely untouched.
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a bit of a change to the state budget that goes into effect Tuesday—a change meant to play well with voters.

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Rural & City Recycling Programs
1:33 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Recycling Efforts Increase In Tri-States

Galesburg Recycling Cart
Credit Screencap / Galesburg's website

Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

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