Macomb, IL – Julie Root's guest is Macomb Police Chief Michael Galloway. Galloway has worked in the department for more than 26 years. Galloway will retire in August.
Galloway grew up in Mendota, Illinois. He attended Western Illinois University and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration.
Galloway says a lot has changed since he first joined the department in 1982.
Macomb, IL – Julie Root's guest is Orion Samuelson. Samuelson is best known for his agriculture reports on WGN Radio in Chicago. Samuelson has worked at WGN since 1960.
Samuelson talks about his career and how things have changed in the agricultural industry over the years.
Samuelson was recently in Macomb to talk at the Rotary District Conference.
Macomb, IL – This week's program is an audio tour of the new Multi-Cultural Center at Western Illinois University. It's the school's first "green" building.
The tour is led by WIU Construction Project Coordinator Ted Renner. The building is located in the heart of campus, across the street from the University Union.
Some of the building's eco-friendly features include gardens on the roofs, a geo-thermal heating & cooling system, and the use of recycled materials in various parts of the structure.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Sut Jhally. He is a professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jhally explains why racism is not a thing of the past, even with the election of President Barack Obama.
Jhally was in Macomb for the annual Dealing With Difference Institute, which was held on the campus of Spoon River College.