Emily Boyer

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Emily Boyer is the Morning Edition host for Tri States Public Radio. She can be heard on-air from 5 to 9 weekdays.

A Florida native, Emily now enjoys calling Illinois home. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Eastern Kentucky University. While a student at Eastern, Emily began her radio broadcasting career as a reporter and host of the Weekend Edition on WEKU.FM. She also worked at public radio stations KUNC, in Greeley, CO, and Iowa Public Radio.

Emily discovered her love for news and broadcasting in elementary school while serving as the sports reporter for Eagle Eye TV News. During her free afternoons, Emily enjoys naps, golfing and eating dinner around 4:00pm.

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Concealed Carry
12:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WIU Tweaks Gun Policy

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State law requires all public and private schools across all levels of education report when a student is determined to pose a clear and present danger within 24 hours. Western Illinois University is updating its gun policy to better reflect that stipulation.

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Technology
11:39 am
Tue April 8, 2014

WIU Migrates Away From Windows XP To Avoid Security Risks

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Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. The operating system still works, but as of today it is no longer protected by anti-virus software or security updates.

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Wage Gap
12:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Tuesday Signifies Equal Pay Day For Women

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Equal Pay Day, April 8th, marks how far beyond the end of the year a woman needs to work to match a man's salary for a single year. The national average shows women earn 77% of men's salaries.

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Illinois Blue Law
2:11 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Sunday Sales Could Benefit Western Illinois Car Dealers

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Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales.

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Real Estate Market
2:02 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Small Gains for Illinois' Housing Market

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Home prices increased 12.2% across the nation in February compared to a year ago. That's according to real estate aggregator CoreLogic.

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Employment Growth
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

A Slow Go for Illinois' Economy

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An economist predicts raising the minimum wage would hurt already poor job growth in Illinois.

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WIU Quad Cities
1:51 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Mississippi River Focus of Environmental Science Ph.D. Program

Mississippi River
Rich Egger TSPR

Western Illinois University will begin offering a new Ph.D. program in environmental science this fall. The program focuses on large river ecosystems and will be housed at the Quad Cities campus.

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Health Insurance Marketplace
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Open Enrollment Deadline Looms

Courtesy of: Eagle View Community Health System

Everyone must have health coverage whether it’s a private plan, through work or a government subsidy by March 31. Those who don’t will face a tax penalty next year.

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Election 2014
1:38 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Low Voter Turnout For Primary Elections in West Central Illinois

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Voter turnout is usually low for primaries and it was even lower for Tuesday’s elections in west central Illinois.

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Starry Night Repertory Theatre Presents
11:06 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Educating Rita Highlights Importance of Schooling

Lily Blouin stars as Rita in Educating Rita
Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Starry Night Repertory Theatre is presenting the 2-person show, Educating Rita in the Horrabin Theatre,  on Western Illinois University’s campus.

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