Jason Parrott’s guest is Ryanne Wood, who is Lee County’s CPC Administrator. They talk about mental health care reform and what is being proposed in Des Moines by the Iowa Legislature.
Lawmakers are running out of time during the spring session and there is still plenty of work to do in the area of services for those with mental health or other developmental disabilities.
Some of the more common services include one-on-one sessions, drop-in centers or sheltred workshops.
Rich Egger's guest is Western Illinois University chemistry professor Thottumkara K. "TK" Vinod. They talk about "green" chemistry.
Vinod said green chemistry is the practice of creating chemical products with the least amount of adverse impact on the environment.
"By doing green chemistry, chemists are thinking of producing chemical products so that we don't have to deal with chemical waste at the end," Vinod said.
Rich Egger's guest is Mary Warnock, Chairperson of the Macomb Area AARP's Creative Elder Options committee. They talk about the new edition of the Senior Services Directory for McDonough County.
Copies of the booklet are available at Macomb City Hall, the Macomb YMCA Senior Center, and McDonough District Hospital. It can also be found on the Macomb AARP's website.
Rich Egger's guest is Janine Cavicchia, Director of the Women's Center at Western Illinois University. They talk about Women's History Month.
The national theme for WHM is developed by the National Women's History Project. This year it's "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment."
Rich Egger's guests are Sally Egler and Becky Parker of the Macomb Feminist Network. They talk about the winners of this year's Writing Women Back into History Award, which is presented by the MFN.
The honorees are Maria Dunstan, Judy Kohler, and Donna Werner.
All three worked on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment. In addition, Dunstan and Kohler are credited with helping McDonough County Hospital regain accreditation in 1974.