The Tri States – A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from October 2009.
Significant budgets cuts were made by governors in Iowa and Missouri during October. Illinois' governor proposed borrowing money so that his state could continue paying its bills.
Monmouth College unveiled its Midwest Studies initiative. The keynote speaker encouraged Midwest states to work across boundaries to encourage economic development in the Midwest.
Jason Parrott looked at how Lee County's high unemployment rate is impacting the Keokuk School District, Rich Egger took listeners to Vishnu Springs, and Joseph Wagener explained how craft beers are changing the way we think about beer.