Emphasis – November 23
10:26 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Friends of the Burlington Depot

Don Traman with Friends of the Burlington Depot

Jason Parrott’s guest for this week’s program was Don Traman of Burlington.  Traman is the new Chairman of the volunteer organization, Friends of the Burlington Depot.

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Emphasis – November 16
10:45 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Science of Climate Change

Dr Eric Grimm
Credit Rich Egger

For this week’s program, Rich Egger spoke with Dr Eric Grimm of the Illinois State Museum. They talked after Grimm gave the presentation “The Science of Climate Change” as part of the Second Sunday Science Series at Dickson Mounds Museum.

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Emphasis – November 9
11:03 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Graphic Novel Collection Growing at Malpass Library

Greg Phelps
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Library Specialist Greg Phelps of the Malpass Library at Western Illinois University. They talk about graphic novels and the growing collection of those books at Malpass.

Phelps said the library now has nearly 600 graphic novels.

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Emphasis – November 2
10:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg

Cesar Suarez, Ryan Lilly, and Eric Dilts (left to right)
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Cesar Suarez, Ryan Lilly, and Eric Dilts. They talk about the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg.

Suarez is the city’s economic development director, Lilly is manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois (which is located at the SBC), and Dilts is the sustainability director at the SBC.

Dilts said the SBC is a business incubator.

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Emphasis – October 25
7:14 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Working for Social Justice in Africa

Prexy Nesbitt
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is social justice activist Prexy Nesbitt. He was in Macomb to speak with students at Western Illinois University and raise awareness of ongoing civil rights and freedom struggles in the United States and Africa.

Nesbitt said his family talked a great deal about Africa while he grew up on Chicago’s west side, yet it was still a life-altering experience when he first visited Tanzania as an exchange student in the mid-1960s.

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