Ryg is the organization's president and Joseph serves as its director of budget and tax policy initiative.
They talk about health insurance coverage for children in Illinois. The number of children covered has increased, largely due to the "All Kids" program. However, the state's budget problems could impact the program.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Illinois College President Axel Steuer. They talk about the steps the college is taking to become carbon neutral.
Illinois College has already completed a carbon footprint assessment of its campus. The school says it will next create a climate action plan that includes goals for reaching carbon neutrality and metrics for tracking progress.
Steuer also says Illinois College hopes to turn its campus into an arboretum.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Heather Hoffmann. She's a professor of psychology at Knox College.
Hoffmann and fellow researcher Erick Janssen of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University received a $275,000 federal grant. They will use the money to conduct a two year study into behavorial intervention programs designed to reduce the spread of AIDS.