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9:42 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Emphasis - December 10

Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guests are Gary Folluo and Suzy Glasscock. They talk about the upcoming Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Keokuk National Cemetery.

In 1992, a wreath-maker from Maine donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington National Ceremony. They were laid upon the graves of soldiers throughout the complex.

Over the last 18 years, Wreaths Across America has expanded to locations in all 50 states, cemeteries in more than 25 countries, and naval ships around the world.

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1:24 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Emphasis - December 3

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are David Casagrande and Heather McIlvaine-Newsad of Western Illinois University. They talk about the ongoing recovery efforts from the Mississippi River floods of 2008.

Casagrande and McIlvaine-Newsad authored the report Slow Road to Recovery: Small Rural Community Resilience in Illinois after the Mississippi River Floods of 2008.

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6:52 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Emphasis - November 26

Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Knox College professor Cyn Kitchen. She is author of the new book Ten Tongues.

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10:49 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Emphasis - Nov. 19

Keokuk, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is Matt Hunt. He is the director of Common Grounds in Keokuk.

Common Grounds opened its doors roughly 10 years ago.

Hunt says a group of local, youth pastors wanted to develop a facility that gives kids something to do in Keokuk.

The youth center is open 1-2 nights each week, depending on the number of volunteers and financial contributions.

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11:58 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Emphasis - November 12

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Allen Nemec, who is author of Macomb Homes With Names: A Look Into Macomb, Illinois' Historic Homes, Their Past Inhabitants, and A View of Them Today.

Nemec said the self-published book includes text about and photographs of roughly 200 homes. Just about all of them precede 1930.

Nemec works a full-time job so the book was something he worked on in his spare time. He conducted extensive research with help from the WIU Archives. It took him about five years to complete the project.

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