Emphasis – February 8
11:51 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Upcoming Events at Western Illinois Arts Centers

The Buchanan Center for the Arts
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Susan Twomey, Executive Director of the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, and Sean Genovese, President of the Board for the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb. They talk about upcoming events at the arts centers.

(Editor’s note: Egger serves as Board Secretary for the WCIAC).

The Buchanan Center for the Arts

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Emphasis - Feb. 1
11:24 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Upcoming Art Exhibits

The "Budding Artists" exhibit at the Fort Madison Areas Arts Association's downtown gallery
Credit FMAAA

Jason Parrott’s guests on Emphasis are Brian Riggs with the Fort Madison Area Arts Association, Jerry Johnson with the Art Guild of Burlington and Debra Scoggin-Myers of the Mabee Art Gallery in Canton, Missouri.

They discuss what is on display at their particular galleries and some of the exhibits lined up for later in the year.

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Emphasis – January 25
10:55 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Talking About Sustainability

Timothy Collins
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Timothy Collins, Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. They talk about sustainability and the upcoming series of Sustainability Brownbaggers at Western Illinois University.

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Emphasis - January 18
11:03 am
Fri January 18, 2013

For Farmers, When is Being Certified Organic Worth it?

Credit http://www.barefootgardens.org/

People pay extra to buy food with the official USDA organic label on it. In order for those green beans or that gallon of milk to get that label, the farmer that produced has to be certified with the USDA.

In order to get that certification the farmer has to provide a large amount of documentation, including disclosing everything that’s put on their fields and a comprehensive farm plan.

Organic certification make more sense for some farmers than others.

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Emphasis – Jan. 11
12:27 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

2013 Iowa Legislative Session

State Representative Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)

This week’s guests on Emphasis are State Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) and State Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk).

They talk to Public Radio’s Jason Parrott about the Iowa Legislature’s 2013 session.

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