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Emphasis - July 6
10:52 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The Heat Wave and Drought

Tom Williams

Rich Eggers' guest is Dr Tom Williams, Associate Professor of Geography at Western Illinois University. They talk about the recent heat wave and the year-long drought in the region.

"Farmers are rightfully quite concerned about the growing drought threat and the fact that the forecast for the next week doesn't hold a lot of hope for any significant rainfall," Williams said.

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Keokuk Police Chief Tom Crew
10:55 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Emphasis – June 29

Keokuk Police Chief Tom Crew
  • On-Air Segment with Tom Crew
  • Raw Audio with Tom Crew

Jason Parrott’s guest is Keokuk Police Chief Tom Crew.  They talk about Crew’s upcoming retirement and his 25 year career in law enforcement.

Crew describes his time with the Keokuk Police Department as a “great ride” filled with good friends and fond memories.

He says he is grateful that he found a career where it was never a burden to have to go in to work. 

Crew says that will make it more difficult, though, to walk out of his office for that final time.

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New Exhibit at Western Illinois Museum
8:26 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Emphasis - June 22

Sue Scott stands at a teacher's desk that's part of the "Legacy of Learning" exhibit
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest is Western Illinois Museum Curator Sue Scott. They talk about the museum's new exhibit Legacy of Learning: A History of Our Schools.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the museum. Scott promises there will not be a test! The exhibit remains on display until September 22, 2012.

The exhibit follows a timeline. Scott said that will help visitors follow some of the nuances of information such as changes in ordinances and laws and the types of schools.

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Heritage Days Preview
11:04 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Emphasis - June 15

Bob Anstine (foreground) and John Hallwas
  • The June 15 Emphasis with guests Bob Anstine and John Hallwas

Rich Egger's guests are author and historian John Hallwas and former Macomb Mayor Bob Anstine. They talk about the city's annual Heritage Days celebration, which takes place Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, June 24.

Heritage Days began during Anstine's administration. He thinks the first one was held in 1981.

“We were looking for an annual activity. We came up with this concept - the city city council, the Chamber of Commerce, and others - and that's when it started,” Anstine said.

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Burlington Steamboat Days
10:53 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Emphasis – June 8

An aerial view of one night of Burlington Steamboat Days in 2010.
  • Russ Brown and Scott Smith on BSD 2012

Jason Parrott’s guests are Russ Brown and Scott Smith, who are members of the Burlington Steamboat Days Committee. 

Brown is currently serving as President while Smith is the Vice President for Marketing.

Burlington Steamboat Days American Music Festival is a week-long event that takes place in the parking lot of Memorial Auditorium, along the Mississippi River.

The main stage will be open Tuesday-Sunday, which such artists as Blake Shelton, Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper.

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