Jason Parrott

Southeast Iowa Correspondent

Jason is the Southeast Iowa News Correspondent. He established Tri States Public Radio's news bureau in Keokuk in September 2003.  The bureau has moved from his apartment to the Hotel Iowa before landing in its current location at the Daily Gate City newspaper at 1016 Main.  Jason provides short- and long-form news coverage from southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri, and portions of west-central Illinois. Jason covers multiple governmental boards including the Keokuk City Council, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Burlington School Board. Jason was born in Burlington, IA and grew up in neighboring Henderson County before graduating from Monmouth High School.  He graduated from WIU in 2002 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and History.  While in Macomb, he was a member of the WIU Track & Field team, serving as Captain during his senior year. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2003. He and his wife Jamie, a middle school teacher, have called Quincy home since 2007.  They have three dogs (Howie, Sunny and Sadie) and they volunteer with the Quincy Humane Society. During Jason’s free time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends, playing fantasy football and traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife.

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Makes Initial Offer to College
11:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

SCC Faculty Seeking Raises

The faculty at Southeastern Community College is seeking a pay increase and several language changes in its next contract.

The initial offer from the SCC Higher Education Association for the 2013/2014 school year calls for a 6.85% increase in salaries and benefits.

The increase would be calculated after state money set aside for improving teacher salaries is added to current salaries and benefits.

The HEA also wants education levels to be considered during lay-off recalls and the option to carry over unused leave time or be reimbursed for it.

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Emphasis - January 4
2:26 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

2013 in Southeast Iowa

Lee County Board of Supervisors Chairman Rick Larkin

This week on Emphasis, Jason Parrott’s guests are Lee County Board of Supervisors Chairman Rick Larkin, Des Moines County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Broeker and Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion.

Southeast Iowa in 2013 Emphasis

They talk about their goals for 2013.

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Emphasis – December 21
11:46 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen Retiring

Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen
Credit Robin Delaney - FM Daily Democrat

This week on Emphasis, Jason Parrott’s guest is Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen, who is retiring after 30 years in office.

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Emphasis – November 30
11:06 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Burlington Renewable Energy Committee

Jerry Parks chairs Burlington's Renewable Energy Committee

This week’s guest is Jerry Parks, who is the chairman of the Burlington Renewable Energy Committee.  He and Public Radio’s Jason Parrott discuss the work of the committee and some long-term projects.

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Emphasis – November 23
10:26 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Friends of the Burlington Depot

Don Traman with Friends of the Burlington Depot

Jason Parrott’s guest for this week’s program was Don Traman of Burlington.  Traman is the new Chairman of the volunteer organization, Friends of the Burlington Depot.

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