Curtis Bisbee

Web Design/Content Production

Curtis is the Web Design/Content Production person for Tri States Public Radio. Curtis Maintains and updates the website for TSPR, produces content for online and on-air use, including elements for pledge drives, online campaigns and daily voicing duties weekdays from 5:00pm- 5:00am and both Saturday and Sunday. Curtis was born in California, and spent his younger years out west. He later bounced around the midwest until he was in 8th grade, when he and his mother settled in Belvidere, IL. Curtis attended Belvidere High School, graduated in 1996. Then attended WIU where he started off as a law enforcement major, before finally figuring out that radio was where he wanted to be. As a child he would record songs off of the radio and put together his own little one man radio programs that only his mother and a few others would ever hear. Following a visit to a radio studio in Rockford, IL when he was in 5th grade the seed of radio was firmly planted in his mind, though when he first attended college he was wary of pursuing a career in radio until he landed a late night spot on 88.3 The Dog his junior year. Following that experience he decided to switch majors and began to pursue his long held dream to hear himself on the radio on a daily basis. In Curtis’s down time he enjoys drawing and painting, spending time with his wife Marjorie and his two sons Aiden and Cole, playing guitar, caring for his African Cichlid tank and helping his eldest son care for his fish and reptile terrarium.

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The patch of bedrock where Curiosity drilled for its first sample lies in an ancient network of stream channels descending from the rim of Gale Crater. The bedrock also is fine-grained mudstone and shows evidence of multiple periods of wet conditions, including nodules and veins.

A research team is developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

It is estimated that domestic cats in the United States- both the pets that spend part of the day outdoors and the strays and ferals that never leave it- kill a median of 2.4bil birds and 12.3bil mammals a year.

This GigaPan image was made by stitching together 305 high-resolution photographs taken over a 13-minute period during President Obama’s inauguration speech.

A recently discovered trend suggests an alternative way of stemming one of the globe’s most contagious sexually transmitted infections. Pubic lice are usually treated with topical insecticides, while they aren’t known to spread disease, itchy skin reactions and subsequent infections make the lice a hazardous pest.

According to a researcher David Harrich scientists have discovered how to modify a protein in HIV so that, instead of replicating, it protects against the infection. The modified protein cannot cure HIV but it has protected human cells from AIDS in the laboratory.

All Scrabble players know that Q and Z are the highest scoring tiles. You can get 10 points for each, in the English language version of the game. But according to one American researcher, Z really only deserves six points.

The Iowa Recycling Association wants to expand the bottle bill. Under its proposal, bottled water, tea, sports drinks and other non-carbonated beverages- milk and juice being the exceptions- would be included in the bill.

AIS Auction 2012

Oct 29, 2012

There are over 100 items up for bid, including art and handcrafted pieces, sports-related clothing and collectibles, gift certificates, event tickets and more.

All proceeds go toward the costs of broadcasting quality audio programming for the visually impaired in the Tri-states area. Online auction winners can pick up their items from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday, Nov. 12 -Friday, Nov. 16, or by appointment. Bidders outside of Macomb but within the AIS listening area may have items delivered at no cost. Shipment of items outside the listening area can be arranged as well.

NPR News is offering a live chat for the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. This final debate is being moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation. The debate is taking place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. The chat will be open during the day Monday for comments prior to the debate, and will remain open for live comments during the debate. Make your comments, or just follow the conversation, below.

As part of their special coverage of the 2012 Elections, NPR News hosted a live chat during the Vice Presidential Debate. Joe Biden and Paul Ryan met at Centre College in Danville, KY for this debate. You can still look through the conversation below.

The generous listeners of Tri States Public Radio pledged more than $56,000 during our Fall 2012 Membership Drive! Thank you to the hundreds of people who did their part to support high quality news and information programming as well as classical, jazz and folk music for southeast Iowa, west central Illinois and northeast Missouri. While the number is impressive, it is a little short of our goal of $66,500, but there is still time to pledge here.

NPR provided a live chat during the first Presidential debate of this election season, if you missed the conversation Wednesday night you can still look through and see what people had to say, below...

Due to the extreme heat we are experiencing around the area, a number of public cooling stations have been set-up. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of relief from the heat please check the list below to find the closest location in your area.

In Macomb, IL

The Adams County (IL) Board has voted to place a question about carrying concealed firearms on the November ballot. The results of the referendum would be sent to the state.

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