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Emphasis - September 14
9:40 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Silent Spring and Sustainability Brownbaggers

Amy Mossman and Timothy Collins
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guests on Emphasis for September 14 are Amy Mossman and Timothy Collins of Western Illinois University. They talk about the fall lineup for the Sustainability Brownbaggers series.

The brownbaggers are billed as “Conversations for the Natural and Social Sciences, Art and Humanities, and Business.”

Mossman and Collins will present the first program, which will focus on “Silent Spring.” This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's book.

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Emphasis - Sept. 7
10:05 am
Fri September 7, 2012

New Goals for KEDC

Chuck Betts is Executive Director for KEDC.

Jason Parrott's guest on Emphasis is Chuck Betts, who is the Executive Director for the Keokuk Economic Development Corporation. 

They discuss a new direction for the organization.

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Emphasis - August 31
11:09 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Leadership Change at Greater Burlington Partnership

Jason Hutcheson will replace Dennis Hinkle as President of the Greater Burlington Partnership in a matter of weeks.

Jason Parrott's guests are Dennis Hinkle and Jason Hutcheson with the Greater Burlington Partnership.  The discuss the organization and an upcoming change in leadership.

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Emphasis - August 24
11:42 am
Fri August 24, 2012

WIUM/WIUW's New GM

Jonathan Ahl

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.

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Emphasis - August 17
10:53 am
Fri August 17, 2012

The Moses King Brick & Tile Works National Historic District

Tim Schroll
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest is Tim Schroll of the Moses King Brick & Tile Works National Historic District near Colchester.

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.

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Emphasis - August 10
10:42 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Macomb Police Seeking Peer Approval

Macomb Police Lieutenant Jeff Hamer
Rich Egger

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.

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Emphasis - August 3
8:26 am
Fri August 3, 2012

New Community Development Director for Carthage

Amy Graham

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.

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Emphasis - July 27
7:14 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Financial Challenges for Earp Birthplace

Room where Wyatt Earp was born

Wyatt Earp was born in Monmouth on March 19, 1848. The birthplace of the famous lawman has been maintained to the present day.

Earp is best remembered for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The board of the Wyatt Earp Birthplace faces a very different kind of fight.

Audie Durand is the volunteer curator for the site. Each year it hosts a re-enactment of the famous gunfight. This year the board wasn't sure it could afford it.

She says, “Even as late at June 1st we were having to decide whether or not to have the shoot-out on August 4th.”

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Emphasis - July 20
10:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

The Central Illinois Foodbank

Rich Egger's guest is Kaleigh Friend, Public Relations Manager for the Central Illinois Foodbank. The organization services 21 counties, including Schuyler, Cass, Morgan, Brown, Adams, and Pike.

Friend said the foodbank provides 8.5 million lbs of food to communities per year. Some of that is delivered through mobile foodbanks.

She said the Central Illinois Foodbank is seeing a new demographic of people requiring assistance.

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SEIRPC's Mike Norris
8:07 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Emphasis - July 13

Mike Norris is Executive Director of the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission.

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.

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