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Salvation Army 125th Anniversary in Lee County
11:44 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Emphasis – April 27

Major Diana Amick of the Salvation Army of Lee County

Major Diana Amick with the Salvation Army of Lee County is this week’s guest on Emphasis.  She and Public Radio’s Jason Parrott discuss the organization’s 125th anniversary in Keokuk and the challenges it faces today.

Amick says the organization reached the United States in 1880.  She says by 1887, the Salvation Army was established in 600 cities, including Keokuk.

“I heard Keokuk referred to as the Gateway to the West,” says Amick of her research in preparation for the 125th Anniversary.  “I am sure that is why the Salvation Army came this direction.”

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Keokuk Civil War Reenactment
9:28 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Emphasis – April 20

Jason Parrott’s guests are Keokuk Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger and Wes Pohorsky, who is a longtime member of the Keokuk Tourism Board.

A Keokuk tradition is celebrating a major milestone this month as the 25th annual Civil War Reenactment will run from Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th.

“It will probably hit after it’s over with,” says Brandenberger about the thought of the 25th anniversary.  “Right now, we are just working real hard towards putting on a great event for the area.”

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Won Moo Hurh
11:08 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Emphasis - April 13

Won Moo Hurh

Rich Egger's guest is Won Moo Hurh of Macomb. He is author of I Will Shoot Them from My Loving Heart.

The book is a memoir of his service in the South Korean army. Hurh was a 17 year old high school senior when North Korea invaded his country in June, 1950.

Hurh was trained for three months before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the South Korean army. He ended up serving seven years in the military.

Hurh found war to be absurd.

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Cornfed Film Fest
9:40 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Emphasis - April 6

Rich Egger's guests are Sue Scott and Nancy Crossman, who are co-founders of the Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb.

The inaugural festival will take place April 13 - 15, 2012. The Western Illinois Museum, 201 S Lafayette St will serve as the Welcome Center where you can find tickets and information.

The theme is A Festival of Firsts. It will feature student films, directorial debuts, and many other types of "firsts."

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WIU Environmental Summit
1:29 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Emphasis - March 30

Timothy Collins and Mandi Green

Rich Egger's guests are Mandi Green and Timothy Collins of Western Illinois University. They talk about WIU's 9th Annual Environmental Summit.

Collins, who is Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, said there are numerous hot button issues among those who study sustainability, but two in particular stand out.

"Obviously energy is the one people feel the most because gasoline prices are around $4 per gallon," Collins said.

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IA Legislature Debate Mental Health Care
12:21 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Emphasis – March 23

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.

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Green Chemistry
10:48 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Emphasis - March 16

Thottumkara "TK" Vinod

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.

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Senior Services Directory
11:36 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Emphasis - March 9

Mary Warnock

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.

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Women's History Month
10:48 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Emphasis - March 2

Janine Cavicchia

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."

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Macomb Feminist Network
10:56 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Emphasis - February 24

Becky Parker (left) and Sally Egler in the Tri States Public Radio newsroom

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.

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