Emphasis - April 19th
11:21 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Remembering Aldo Leopold

Poster for "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time."
Credit http://www.aldoleopold.org/

A nationally-known conservationist and writer will be honored and remembered in southeast Iowa next week.

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Emphasis - April 11th
7:46 am
Fri April 12, 2013

WIU to Show WPA Art Collection

Kalman Himmel Merry-Go-Round, 1934 - Conservation Costs $2,355.00 (minimal work) or $6,105.00 (major work)
Western Illinois University Art Gallery

An upcoming show at Western Illinois University’s Art Gallery and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport features art created for W-I-U as part of the WPA and the Federal Art Project in the 30’s and 40’s.

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Emphasis - April 5th
10:46 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Sustainable & Conventional Ag Ultimately on Same Side

Field of Corn
Credit Discovery.com

This week on emphasis Western Illinois University professors Joel Gruver and Bart Gill discuss how agriculture as a whole has done in reaching out to the public. 

Doctor Gruver specializes in sustainable agriculture while Doctor Gill expertise lies more in conventional ag practices.

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Emphasis – March 29
6:42 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Working to Provide Food Security

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Jean Harman, Food Security Team Leader for the Peace Corps, and Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

Harman will be the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Environmental Summit at WIU, which will take place Wednesday, April 3 on the Macomb campus.

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Emphasis – March 22
10:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Tax & Pension Policies in Illinois

Ralph Martire
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. He was in Macomb to give a presentation at Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis - March 15
9:58 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Volunteer Center of the Big River United Way

Barb Casady with the new Volunteer Center of the Big River United Way in Keokuk

Jason Parrott's guest on Emphasis, this week, is Barb Casady, who is the coordinator for the new Volunteer Center of the Big River United Way.

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Emphasis – March 8
11:42 am
Fri March 8, 2013

The Civil War “An Immense Pool of Sadness”

Steve Berry
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Steve Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He was in western Illinois to give presentations at Monmouth College, Knox College, and Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis – March 1
11:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Women’s History Month

Janine Cavicchia
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Janine Cavicchia, Director of the Women’s Center at Western Illinois University. They talk about Women’s History Month, which takes place during March.

“Women have always been a part of history, but they haven’t always been a part of the history textbooks and lessons and common knowledge,” Cavicchia said.

Cavicchia believes there is now a greater recognition of women’s contributions, but many are still overlooked. She said their accomplishments should be recognized year-round, but WHM is chance to bring extra attention to their work.

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Emphasis – February 22
10:43 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Museum Exhibit on “What We Wore”

Part of the exhibit
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Sue Scott, curator of the Western Illinois Museum in Macomb. They talk about the museum’s current exhibit What We Wore.

“I think people love clothing. It’s something that we all have and we’re familiar with,” Scott said.

“It’s a great way to actually learn about culture and traditions.”

Scott said the exhibit is based on the items from the museum’s collection. The oldest item displayed is a wedding dress from 1868.

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Emphasis – February 15
1:47 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Search for Bin Laden

Peter Bergen
Credit peterbergen.com

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is journalist and national security expert Peter Bergen. His latest book is Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for bin Laden – From 9/11 to Abbottabad.

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