Center for Performing Arts
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WIU Finally Gets Money for New Building

Architects rendering of the exterior of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

A Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

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Leak Discovered April 19
10:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Terrain Delays Keokuk Sewer Repairs

Soap Creek flows into the Mississippi River near the South Side Boat Club.

Keokuk says the location of a sewer leak slowed repairs, allowing more pollution into nearby waterways.

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Bill Knight – April 24
3:03 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

A Bloody Chapter in American Labor History

Credit Wikimedia

It’s neither unpatriotic nor an exaggeration to recall the Ludlow Massacre 100 years ago this week as that era’s 9-11, Pearl Harbor or Alamo.

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Kevin Kniestedt became the host of Morning Edition on WFAE in September of 2013. Prior to that, he spent twelve years in public radio in Seattle/Tacoma and Spokane, Washington, where you could find him on the air just about any random hour of the day. Kevin has spent time hosting both news and music, has interviewed the likes of Dr. John, Chick Corea, and Branford Marsalis, and has authored the list 1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die. Kevin is also a huge sports fan, loves a good film festival, and can often be found indulging on a massive plate of nachos.

Volunteers Focusing on Services
4:15 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Lee County Backs Citizen Committee

Much of the talk about Lee County Government involves removing drivers' license services from the courthouse in Keokuk.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is giving a boost to a newly-formed citizen committee.

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Shop Talk – April 22
2:34 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Reporters Getting Cozy with Sources

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the perils for reporters who get too close to the people they’re covering.

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Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.

Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.

Virus Killing Piglets
9:51 am
Tue April 22, 2014

USDA Makes PED Reportable Disease

The PED virus has hit hog farms all over the country and cut pork supplies.
Credit File: Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media

Hog farmers are now required to report outbreaks of certain viral diseases that have spread across the country during the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Land Connection
3:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Striving for the Next Best Practices in Sustainability

The idea of sustainability is often preached by environmentalists, though it can be difficult to pinpoint the meaning of the concept.

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