Curtis Bisbee

Web Design/Content Production

Curtis is the Web Design/Content Production person for Tri States Public Radio. Curtis Maintains and updates the website for TSPR, produces content for online and on-air use, including elements for pledge drives, online campaigns and daily voicing duties weekdays from 5:00pm- 5:00am and both Saturday and Sunday. Curtis was born in California, and spent his younger years out west. He later bounced around the midwest until he was in 8th grade, when he and his mother settled in Belvidere, IL. Curtis attended Belvidere High School, graduated in 1996. Then attended WIU where he started off as a law enforcement major, before finally figuring out that radio was where he wanted to be. As a child he would record songs off of the radio and put together his own little one man radio programs that only his mother and a few others would ever hear. Following a visit to a radio studio in Rockford, IL when he was in 5th grade the seed of radio was firmly planted in his mind, though when he first attended college he was wary of pursuing a career in radio until he landed a late night spot on 88.3 The Dog his junior year. Following that experience he decided to switch majors and began to pursue his long held dream to hear himself on the radio on a daily basis. In Curtis’s down time he enjoys drawing and painting, spending time with his wife Marjorie and his two sons Aiden and Cole, playing guitar, caring for his African Cichlid tank and helping his eldest son care for his fish and reptile terrarium.

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2:36 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Apple Inc. Developer's Site Hacked

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In an email sent to the developers, Apple said an intruder attempted to secure personal information from the website. It also said that “sensitive” personal information on the site is encrypted and cannot be accessed and that information associated with its customers wasn’t affected.
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. told software developers that its website for them had been hacked and some information may have been stolen. In response to the attack, which took place Thursday, the company said it is overhauling its developer systems, updating software and rebuilding its database.
11:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

New Ceratopsid Discovered in Utah

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Most ceratopsids were Triceratops-style, with huge heads bearing a small horn over the nose, a horn over each eye, and a ornate frill. But the newfound dinosaur looked quite different, with a small horn over its oversize nose; extremely long, curved horns over its eyes; and a simple frill without hooks and spikes.
Nasutoceratops' skull, reconstructed. Photograph courtesy Rob Gaston Christine Dell'Amore Published July 16, 2013 Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah. Nasutoceratops titusi belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged herbivores that thrived during the Cretaceous period, according to a study released Tuesday.
4:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science

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An array of new discoveries in psychology and neuroscience has further demonstrated how our preexisting beliefs, far more than any new facts, can skew our thoughts and even color what we consider our most dispassionate and logical conclusions.
  • Source: Medium
  • | Via: Mother Jones
"A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point."
10:55 am
Tue April 2, 2013

McDonough County League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

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Recently, Tri States Public Radio News Director Rich Egger moderated a candidates forum hosted by the McDonough County League of Women Voters. This forum featured candidates for Macomb City Council and Macomb School District. The forum is split into 5 videos. Parts 2- 5 can be found here: Part 2- http://youtu.be/fbZIeRcFgTs Part 3- http://youtu.be/iv6gxLHrdEU Part 4- http://youtu.be/rUvCCPOoLiU Part 5- http://youtu.be/Emw8n4lVXN8
2:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Curiosity Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

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The patch of bedrock where Curiosity drilled for its first sample lies in an ancient network of stream channels descending from the rim of Gale Crater. The bedrock also is fine-grained mudstone and shows evidence of multiple periods of wet conditions, including nodules and veins.
  • Source: Nasa
  • | Via: Mike Krebs
March 12, 2013 PASADENA, Calif. -- An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month.

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