Emphasis The weekly public affairs feature from the Tri States Public Radio newsroom.


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The weekly public affairs feature from the Tri States Public Radio newsroom.

Most Recent Episodes

Emphasis - January 13

Rich Egger's guest is State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb). They preview the Illinois legislature's 2012 session.

Emphasis - January 6

Jason Parrott's guest is State Senator Tom Courtney (D-Burlington). They discuss the Iowa Legislature's 2012 session, which begins Monday, January 9 in Des Moines.

Emphasis - December 23

Jason Parrott's guest is Scott Gooding, who is the Lee County Coordinator for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. Gooding will spend the next three years looking for ways to reduce certain alcohol-related activities in Lee County.

Emphasis - December 16

Jason Parrott's guest is Dr. Lora Wolff, who is the superintendent of the Keokuk School District. They talk about a variety of educational issues, including Governor Terry Branstad's plan to reform Iowa's K-12 system.

Emphasis - December 9

Jim Lenz's guest is Vicki Melnick. She is the associate director of student athlete support services at Ohio State University.

Emphasis - December 2

Rich Egger's guests are Sharon Evans, Mick Cumbie, Scott Coker, and Michael Hott of Western Illinois University. They provide an update on plans to build a Performing Arts Center on the Macomb campus.

Emphasis - November 18

Jason Parrott's guest is Robin Delaney of Fort Madison. She is the President of the new non-profit organization Lights, Camera, Action, which is working to bring family-friendly movies to the city.

Emphasis - November 11

Rich Egger's guest is Charles Allen of Nauvoo. He is author of the new book Journey of Promise: West From Sempringham. The book explores the idea that America was founded for a divine purpose.

Emphasis - November 4

Rich Egger's guest is Kevin Timlin, Assistant Director of the Center for International Studies at Western Illinois University. They talk about International Education Week.

Emphasis - October 28

Jason Parrott's guest is Damon Porter. He is the director of MOBroadbandNow, a public/private partnership to expand broadband services in Missouri.

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