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10:44 am
Fri January 21, 2011

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Lee County, IA – Jason Parrott talks to representatives from three art centers in southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri about events coming up in the next few months.

The first guest is Brian Riggs with the Fort Madison Area Arts Association. The "Budding Artists" exhibition runs through the month of January. A reception is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 2:00pm at the FMAAA's gallery at 825 Avenue G.

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1:24 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

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Western Illinois – Rich Egger talks to representatives from three of western Illinois' art centers about events coming up during the first part of the year.

The first guest is Susan Twomey of the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth. The exhibit "Six Women, Six Words, Six Works" closes Saturday, January 15. The final day will include a gallery talk by several of the exhibit's artists at 10:00am.

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9:23 am
Fri January 7, 2011

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Des Moines, IA – Jason Parrott's guests are State Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant) and State Sen. Tom Courtney (D-Burlington). They talk about the 2011 legislative session in Iowa, which gets underway on Monday, January 10.

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5:03 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

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Lee County, IA – Jason Parrott's guests are Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl and Lee County Attorney Mike Short. They talk about the upcoming changes to Iowa's gun laws.

Iowa will become a "Right-To-Carry" state of January 1st.

Sholl says, in the past, county sheriffs had the authority to deny a weapons permit. He says the law has been changed so that if an applicant meets certain requirements, a permit must be issued.

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1:08 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

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Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is McDonough District Hospital President and CEO Stephen Hopper, who will retire in early January.

Hopper came to Macomb from a hospital in suburban Milwaukee. He has spent the past 26 years at the helm of MDH.

Hopper said hospital presidents can sometimes lead a nomadic existence, but he and his wife chose to remain in Macomb because it proved to be a good place to raise a family.

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