Herb Trix

News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Week

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Sally.

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On Midwest Week, the motions have been heard and ruled on, so now Stanley Liggins can be tried for the third time for murder. 

New American Economy

A new study shows the impact of immigrants on the local, state, and national economies. A group called the New American Economy used census data to look at all 435 congressional districts.

For this study, the group used the term immigrant to mean any person born outside of the United States, whether legal or not.

Mercer County Better Together

Residents of Mercer County are being asked to help plan its future. The next in a series of community meetings will be held Thursday night in Eliza.

A woman suspected of killing a pedestrian with her car, has pleaded not guilty. 25 year old Kristianna Granada of Moline appeared in court Tuesday .

Gary Camarano

China could help boost the economy of Whiteside County and northwest Illinois. That's the goal for Tuesday's visit by the Chinese Consul General from Chicago.

After finishing runner-up in the Division III postseason tournament, a player and the coach from the Augustana College men's basketball team have been honored. The website, D3hoops.com, has named guard Chrishawn Orange to its All-America fourth team, and chosen Grey Giovanine as national co-coach of the year.

With help from another team, the Quad City Mallards have made the playoffs. 

Mike Mozart / Flickr

Another national retailer is going to close some stores, but the list does not include any in the Quad Cities. On Friday, J C Penney announced it will close 138 stores in the next few months due to slowing traffic and sales. 

A drawing of the new bridge.
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

One Human Family QCA

Mar 16, 2017
WVIK News

Worried about the increases in hate speech and hate incidents across the country, some local residents have joined forces.

On Thursday, they formally introduced their new group, One Human Family QCA. 

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