10:32 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Emphasis - October 7

Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Sue Prochazka, who is the director of the Tri-State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

They talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Violence Against Women Act.

Prochazka says 1 in 4 women will be affected by domestic violence during their lifetimes.

Organizations like the Coalition use the month of October to highlight available services and to stress prevention and awareness.

Congress also has an opportunity to help these organizations.

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7:03 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Emphasis - September 30

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about this fall's Sustainability Brownbaggers series at Western Illinois University.

The hour-long presentations begin at 12:30pm on Tuesdays on the third floor of WIU's Malpass Library. The theme this fall is "Climate Change and Global Warming."

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10:56 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Emphasis - September 23

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Deb Miretzky and Ron Pettigrew of Western Illinois University. They talk about the upcoming series "Difficult Conversations."

The series will provide a chance for the campus community to discuss issues of diversity and difference. All of the informal discussions are free and open to the public.

Each of the conversations will take place in the Lamoine Room of the WIU University Union. They begin at 3:30pm.

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10:24 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Emphasis - September 16

Kahoka, MO – Jason Parrott's guest is Becki Krueger, who is the Vice President of the Clark County Mule Festival.

The Clark County Mule Festival got its start in 1986.

Krueger says a small group of people got together at a campsite along Highway 136.

She says there were just a few vendors, about a dozen mules, and no display arena.

Krueger hopes to see more than 150 mules, dozens of vendors, and close to 10,000 visitors from all across the United States this year.

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12:34 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Emphasis - September 9

Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Galesburg Mayor Sal Garza and Ryan Lilly, Eric Dilts, and Gary Camarano of the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg.

Lilly is the Entrepreneurship Center Manager, Dilts is the Business Incubator Director, and Camarano is the Global Strategies Manager.

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