Benjamin Payne

Morning Edition Host and Reporter/Producer

Benjamin Payne is a host and reporter/producer for Morning Edition at WVIK. As a graduate of Augustana College, he majored in Multimedia Journalism & Mass Communication. Before coming to WVIK, he served a reporting internship at WBEZ in Chicago, volunteered with the Augustana Public Radio Information Service (APRIS), and participated in NPR's Next Generation Radio project in the Twin Cities.

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The author of Where the Wild Things Are—one of the most widely read children's books—now has his own exhibit in the Quad Cities.

John Schultz / Quad-City Times

News headlines for the morning of May 10, 2018:

News headlines for the morning of May 9, 2018:

Illinois Department of Transportation

A proposed bike and pedestrian trail may connect the new I-74 bridge and Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday it would cover about 80% of the cost of the $2.4 million project, with the City of Moline covering the remaining amount.

St. Ambrose University

News headlines for the morning of May 8, 2018:

News headlines for the morning of May 7, 2018:

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A major section of the historic Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island has been restored, making it available to the public for the first time in the home's 185-year history. Benjamin Payne reports:

Carolyn Martin

Mikey Loy was installing shiplap on the ceiling of an old church in LeClaire that he bought, working alongside his brother to convert it into a recording studio.