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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2:36 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Apple Inc. Developer's Site Hacked

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In an email sent to the developers, Apple said an intruder attempted to secure personal information from the website. It also said that “sensitive” personal information on the site is encrypted and cannot be accessed and that information associated with its customers wasn’t affected.
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. told software developers that its website for them had been hacked and some information may have been stolen. In response to the attack, which took place Thursday, the company said it is overhauling its developer systems, updating software and rebuilding its database.
11:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

New Ceratopsid Discovered in Utah

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Most ceratopsids were Triceratops-style, with huge heads bearing a small horn over the nose, a horn over each eye, and a ornate frill. But the newfound dinosaur looked quite different, with a small horn over its oversize nose; extremely long, curved horns over its eyes; and a simple frill without hooks and spikes.
Nasutoceratops' skull, reconstructed. Photograph courtesy Rob Gaston Christine Dell'Amore Published July 16, 2013 Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah. Nasutoceratops titusi belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged herbivores that thrived during the Cretaceous period, according to a study released Tuesday.
4:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science

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An array of new discoveries in psychology and neuroscience has further demonstrated how our preexisting beliefs, far more than any new facts, can skew our thoughts and even color what we consider our most dispassionate and logical conclusions.
  • Source: Medium
  • | Via: Mother Jones
"A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point."
10:55 am
Tue April 2, 2013

McDonough County League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

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Recently, Tri States Public Radio News Director Rich Egger moderated a candidates forum hosted by the McDonough County League of Women Voters. This forum featured candidates for Macomb City Council and Macomb School District. The forum is split into 5 videos. Parts 2- 5 can be found here: Part 2- http://youtu.be/fbZIeRcFgTs Part 3- http://youtu.be/iv6gxLHrdEU Part 4- http://youtu.be/rUvCCPOoLiU Part 5- http://youtu.be/Emw8n4lVXN8
2:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Curiosity Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

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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.
  • Source: Nasa
  • | Via: Mike Krebs
March 12, 2013 PASADENA, Calif. -- An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month.
11:04 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Temporary Tattoos Could Shape the Future

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A research team is developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.
Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.
Read More: http://io9.com
10:22 am
Wed January 30, 2013

New Study Reveals Domestic Cats as Prolific Hunters

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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.
For all the adorable images of cats that play the piano, flush the toilet, mew melodiously and find their way back home over hundreds of miles, scientists have identified a shocking new truth: cats are far deadlier than anyone realized.
11:16 am
Thu January 24, 2013

GigaPan Image of 57th Presidentail Inauguration

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This GigaPan image was made by stitching together 305 high-resolution photographs taken over a 13-minute period during President Obama’s inauguration speech.
Explore this interactive gigapixel panorama of the area outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day. Tag yourself and others in the photograph.
9:55 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Are Brazilian Waxes Making Crab Lice an Endangered Species?

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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.
Pubic lice, the crab-shaped insects that have dwelled in human groins since the beginning of history, are disappearing. Doctors say bikini waxing may be the reason. Waning infestations of the bloodsuckers have been linked by doctors to pubic depilation, especially a technique popularized in the 1990s by a Manhattan salon run by seven Brazilian sisters.
2:05 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Possible breakthrough is announced in search for AIDS cure.

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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.
Researchers at Queensland Institute of Medical Research have claimed of making a breakthrough that could lead to a potential cure for AIDS.

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