Emphasis - August 7

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Timothy Collins and Steve Hicks. Collins is assistant director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. Hicks is a former graduate assistant at the IIRA and is now consulting for the Institute.

They developed a website (www.iira.org/clc) to commemorate the centennial of Theodore Roosevelt's Country Life Commission.

Collins feels the commission is an overlooked achievement of Roosevelt's administration. Both researchers hope the website will become a definitive resource about the Country Life Commission.