12:18 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Emphasis - May 20

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Dr Shakti Butler, who is Executive Director of World Trust.

Butler has produced and directed a number of documentaries. Butler said she tries to inspire transformative learning through her films.

"Transformative learning, which is a fairly new field in education, speaks to getting at people's embedded assumptions about how they think the world works," Butler said.

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12:11 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Emphasis - May 13

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Janice Welsch, who is co-coordinator of the 18th Annual Dealing With Difference Institute. The two-day conference begins Tuesday, May 17 on the Macomb campus of Western Illinois University.

All of the Institute's events and activities will take place in the WIU Multi-Cultural Center.

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12:23 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Emphasis - May 6

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are John Hallwas and Jeannie Woods. They talk about the locally written and produced play The Conflict: A Soldier's Memories of the Civil War.

The play will be performed May 26 - 28, 7:30 each night, at Western Illinois University's Hainline Theatre. General admission tickets are $17. The price is $15 for senior citizens age 65 and older, and tickets are $10 for children and students.

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2:10 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Emphasis - April 29

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Macomb Mayor Mick Wisslead, who steps down Monday (May 2) after two terms in office.

Wisslead was elected in February 2003. He earned more than 60% of the vote to defeat two other candidates in the primary. He ran unopposed for a second term in 2007.

Wisslead thinks a great deal was accomplished during the past eight years. Pella Corporation's decision to build a factory in Macomb was one of the highlights. He said many people and groups worked together to make it happen.

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10:50 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Emphasis - April 22

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Ted Renner, who explains what it's been like to maintain and operate the LEED-certified "green" building at Western Illinois University.

Renner is Deputy Director of the Physical Plant at WIU. The university's "green" building is the Multi-Cultural Center, which opened a couple years ago.

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