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Emphasis – October 19
11:37 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Smithsonian Exhibit in Nauvoo

Kim Orth with one of the displays in the Smithsonian Institute's traveling Journey Stories exhibit
Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Kim Orth, Executive Director of the Nauvoo Tourism Office. They talk about the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories and the accompanying local version of the exhibit.

The local exhibit can be seen in the Nauvoo Tourism Office, 1295 Mullholland Street. The national traveling exhibit is housed next door.

Orth said the local exhibit focuses on four groups that played key roles in Nauvoo’s history: Mormons, Catholics, Germans, and Icarians.  

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Emphasis - Oct. 12
10:52 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Victim Services Regionalization

Sue Prochazka with the Tri-State Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Sue Prochazka, who is the director of the Tri-State Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Abuse.  They talk about how a proposal to regional victim services in Iowa could impact the organization.

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Emphasis - Oct. 5
10:30 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Agriculture Education

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
  • Dr. Wendy Wintersteen Emphasis

Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, who is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.   They talk about the past, present and future of agriculture education.

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Emphasis - Sept. 28
9:59 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Keokuk Public Library Anniversary

An open house for the Keokuk Public Library will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. to celebrate its 50th anniversary at that location.
  • Emphasis with Tonya Boltz

Public Radio’s Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Tonya Boltz, who is in charge of patron services for the Keokuk Public Library.

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Emphasis - September 21
12:32 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Voices of the Hennepin Canal

Bill Griffin
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest on Emphasis is Western Illinois University Geography Professor Emeritus Donald “Bill” Griffin. He is author of Voices of the Hennepin Canal: Promoters, Politicians, and the US Army  Corps of Engineers.

Construction of the Hennepin lasted from 1892 to 1908. Griffin said concrete was used to build the navigation locks and dams, marking the first time this was done in the US.

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