Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guests are Gary Folluo and Suzy Glasscock. They talk about the upcoming Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Keokuk National Cemetery.
In 1992, a wreath-maker from Maine donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington National Ceremony. They were laid upon the graves of soldiers throughout the complex.
Over the last 18 years, Wreaths Across America has expanded to locations in all 50 states, cemeteries in more than 25 countries, and naval ships around the world.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are David Casagrande and Heather McIlvaine-Newsad of Western Illinois University. They talk about the ongoing recovery efforts from the Mississippi River floods of 2008.
Casagrande and McIlvaine-Newsad authored the report Slow Road to Recovery: Small Rural Community Resilience in Illinois after the Mississippi River Floods of 2008.
Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Knox College professor Cyn Kitchen. She is author of the new book Ten Tongues.
Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Matt Hunt. He is the director of Common Grounds in Keokuk.
Common Grounds opened its doors roughly 10 years ago.
Hunt says a group of local, youth pastors wanted to develop a facility that gives kids something to do in Keokuk.
The youth center is open 1-2 nights each week, depending on the number of volunteers and financial contributions.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Allen Nemec, who is author of Macomb Homes With Names: A Look Into Macomb, Illinois' Historic Homes, Their Past Inhabitants, and A View of Them Today.
Nemec said the self-published book includes text about and photographs of roughly 200 homes. Just about all of them precede 1930.