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Ready to Run

Apr 26, 2017
Rich Egger

A recent Friday night found me and my fourteen year old daughter on the couch, Netflix cued up, and we are  transported to Washington D.C. circa 2003.  The characters created by Aaron Sorkin that populate the world of The West Wing  make the hard decisions, walk the fine line between political expediency and ethics, and always take the high road.  

Western Illinois March for Women

Jan 21, 2017
Rich Egger

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown Galesburg Saturday morning in conjunction with the Women's March in Washington D.C. and similar demonstrations around the globe.

Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Growing up on a family farm in West Bend, Iowa, Haley Banwart and her brother were like other farm kids. They did chores, participated in 4-H, and even raised cattle together.

Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago in 1947, and raised in the suburbs. Sixty-eight years later, she’s making history as the first woman to be nominated for President by a major party.

Following, a handful ladies in Illinois’ delegation reflect on Clinton’s candidacy and on what it’s like to be a woman in politics.

Suzanne Hogan for Harvest Public Media

Aubrey Fletcher knew she wanted to work on a dairy farm ever since she was a little girl.  "I do remember my mom asking, 'Are you sure that’s what you want to do?'" Fletcher recalls.

WIU Women's Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Mar 23, 2016
Rich Egger

Since its establishment in 1986, the Western Illinois University Women's Center has been a vital resource for people of all genders on campus and in the community.

Alondra Olvera

Stories are so important. True, I'm a fiction writer and a teacher, but I've been enamored of stories since I can remember, even before I could write myself.  I've looked to stories, both written and verbal, to reveal the world and explore my place in it. I've also looked to stories to come to know myself, and others.

The Women's Media Center issued a report, The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2015.   As Time Magazine noted, it paints a pretty bleak picture. Time's article is headlined, Eight Sad Truths About Women in Media.

Research by a University of Kansas professor found journalism burnout is affecting women more than men.  Burnout factors include exhaustion, cynicism, and a perceived lack of support from their employer.

I'm a Person, Not a Place

Jan 22, 2015

I never had an abortion, but I should have.  I am sure of this after reading Katha Pollitt's highly acclaimed book, Pro:  Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

When farmer Sondra Pierce had her first child, she decided to forgo daycare.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Three of the six state-wide executive positions in Illinois are held by women. Depending on the outcome of the election, up to three could remain filled by women.