Rich Egger's guests are Dave King and Dennis & Ginny Samuelson. They talk about the Conservation Easement Program offered through Prairie Land Conservancy.
King, who is with Prairie Hills Resource Conservation and Development, said the program protects land from development for perpetuity.
Jason Parrott’s guest is Russ Derr, who is the principal at Wells Carey and George Washington Elementary Schools. They talk about the Weekend Backpack Nutrition program in Keokuk.
Students within the Keokuk School District are in the midst of a 3 ½ day weekend due to parent-teacher conferences.
Derr says students in homes where there is not a lot of food have learned to make it through a regular weekend before they can return for breakfast on Monday morning.
He says the extra time off makes it more difficult for students to get by.
Rich Egger's guests are author and historian John Hallwas and University Television's Roger Kent. They talk about the new series “Macomb's Historic Homes,” which UTV will begin showing on February 6.
Hallwas said they wanted to take a different approach to Macomb's history, and did so by focusing on residential life from through the years.
Rich Egger speaks with representatives from the Galesburg Civic Art Center, the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb, and the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth.
Galesburg Civic Art Center
Jason Parrott traveled to three regional art galleries for this week’s program to spotlight current exhibits and to preview the year ahead.
Fort Madison, IA
Brian Riggs is the Executive Director for the Fort Madison Area Arts Association.
He says 2012 is starting out as it has for years with the annual Budding Artists Showcase.
The show features more than 100 pieces from elementary and middle school students from Central Lee, Fort Madison, and Holy Trinity.