Rich Egger's guest is Jonathan Ahl, who is the new general manager of Tri States Public Radio. He began work on Monday, August 20.
Ahl was a student employee of Tri States Public Radio in the mid-1990s. After he graduated from Western Illinois University, Ahl earned a Master's degree from the Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois - Springfield.
Schroll said that after years of searching for an engineering firm, they've found one willing to tackle the process of rehabilitating the Brickyard's beehive kilns.
“In fact, they're so excited about it that they've assigned a grant worker to our case to try to raise the funds for the structural analysis, which is the first step in the process of getting the kilns rebuilt,” said Schroll.
Rich Egger's guest is Macomb Police Lieutenant Jeff Hamer. They talk about the on-site assessment that will take place at the police department August 13 - 15.
Two trained assessors from the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association will examine the department to determine whether it should be accredited through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). The department will be graded on 71 professional standards.
Jim Lenz's guest is Amy Graham, Carthage's new community development director. They talk about her 30 years experience as an educator and prinipal and how she can draw upon it in her new position.
Graham caller herself a "people person." She says those skills learned in dealing with students and parents will serve her well in her new position. She says her role is as a facilitator to bring people together and to help them make connections whether to expand a business or for community betterment.
Jason Parrott's guest is Mike Norris, who is the Executive Director for the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. They talk about the work of the commission and several ongoing projects.
The SEIRPC serves governmental bodies in Lee, Des Moines, Henry and Louisa Counties. The voluntary membership organization does contract work, performs property management and oversees state and federal funding for cities, counties and school districts.