Emphasis - June 28
9:57 am
Fri June 28, 2013

A Final Bow for a Veteran Educator

Alene Reuschel
Credit Rich Egger

This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr Alene Reuschel.

Reuschel has retired after six years as Macomb School District superintendent and roughly 40 years of service in education.

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Emphasis – June 21
5:13 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The Macomb Courthouse Square Historic District

Looking north on the east side of Macomb's courthouse square
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb city leaders anticipate numerous benefits for the downtown area now that it’s been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the federal government.

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Emphasis - June 14
10:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Three More Fulbright Scholars at WIU

American History Professor Tim Roberts will travel to China as a Fulbright Scholar.
Credit WIU

Three Western Illinois University professors have been selected to teach abroad as Fulbright lecturers.

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Emphasis – June 7
11:45 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Programming Changes at Tri States Public Radio

Jonathan Ahl

This week’s guest on Emphasis is Jonathan Ahl, General Manager of Tri States Public Radio. He talks about programming changes that will begin July 1.

“We spent a lot of time listening to a lot of shows,” said Ahl, adding there are two reasons for the changes: NPR’s decision to end Talk of the Nation (it airs for the final time on June 28), and listener feedback.

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Emphasis - May 31
10:45 am
Fri May 31, 2013

WIU Professor Uses Facebook for Research

WIU Communications Professor Christopher Carpenter, his study on romantic relationships and Facebook will be published in July.
Credit WIU

Many companies are using what you post on Facebook to learn more about you. Another group of people is also using Facebook to gather data, researchers.

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Emphasis – May 24
10:38 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia

Neal Gamm in Fandon, the capitol of Forgottonia
Credit WIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections

For this week’s Emphasis, we present the documentary Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tongue-in-cheek political campaign that helped put western Illinois on the map – sort of.  Neal Gamm, a bushy-haired, energetic, theater student at Western Illinois University, declared 16 counties should secede from the US and found the Republic of Forgottonia.

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Emphasis - May 17
11:25 am
Fri May 17, 2013

The Latest on Multicultural Education

James Banks
Credit Rich Egger

This week's guest on Emphasis is Dr James Banks, Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington - Seattle. He was in Macomb to give the keynote presentation during the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis - May 10
8:45 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Fort Madison Community Hospital Anniversary

FMCH CEO Jim Platt

Jason Parrott's guest on Emphasis is Fort Madison Community Hospital CEO Jim Platt.

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Emphasis – May 3
11:55 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Delving into America's Cultural Diversity

JQ Adams & Janice Welsch
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Janice Welsch and J.Q. Adams, who are organizing the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis - April 26th
9:46 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Lee County Health Department

(L-R) Rachael Patterson-Rahn, Melissa Calvillo, & Christine Van Berkum with the Lee County Health Department

Jason Parrott’s guests on Emphasis this week are Christine Van Berkum, Rachael Patterson-Rahn, and Melissa Calvillo.  They discuss some of the programs currently offered by the Lee County Health Department.

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