2:34 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Emphasis - November 11

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Charles Allen of Nauvoo. He is author of the new book Journey of Promise: West From Sempringham. The book explores the idea that America was founded for a divine purpose.

Allen said the ancient village of Sempringham, England is where the Massachusetts Bay Company was organized in 1627. Three years later the company arrived in North America and became the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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12:45 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Emphasis - November 4

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Kevin Timlin, Assistant Director of the Center for International Studies at Western Illinois University. They talk about International Education Week.

IEW is a national event promoted by the US Department of State and the US Department of Education. WIU's celebration of it will last for two weeks, beginning Monday, November 7.

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2:08 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Emphasis - October 28

Quincy, IL – Jason Parrott's guest is Damon Porter. He is the director of MOBroadbandNow, a public/private partnership to expand broadband services in Missouri.

Governor Jay Nixon established MOBroadbandNow in 2009.

The organization's goal is to increase high speed internet accessibility to 95%, statewide, by the end of 2014.

The state currently sits at about 79%.

Porter says those numbers are deceiving, though, as roughly 33% of residents who can access broadband internet choose not to.

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1:05 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Emphasis - October 21

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Earl Godt, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of McDonough County, and Bill Jacobs, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of McDonough County.

They talk about local housing issues and the Housing America campaign that is underway across the nation this month.

Jacobs said the campaign is designed to raise awareness about housing concerns, especially what he calls "overhousing."

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11:39 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Emphasis - October 14

Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Owen Muelder, Director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Center at Knox College. They talk about Muelder's new book, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Muelder said Weld was a significant figure in the abolitionist movement during the 1830s. He recruited a group of men who became known as "The 70" to deliver anti-slavery speeches throughout the North.

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