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.

American Red Cross

Faced with trying to staff two huge, natural disasters, the Red Cross is trying to recruit more volunteers. And it's offering an accelerated training class, called "Just In Time," so more people can be ready to help as soon as possible.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Just a day or two after they returned from Houston and Hurricane Harvey, some Iowa National Guard soldiers and helicopters are being deployed again. Monday, 19 soldiers and four helicopters from Davenport, Iowa City, Boone, and Waterloo left for Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma.

Polls will be open Tuesday in the Iowa Quad Cities, and across the state, for school board elections. And there are races to decide in all four school districts in Scott County.

On Midwest Week, Davenport challenges the state of Iowa to fix the school aid formula.  

The Midwest League will end its regular season this weekend, and prepare for the playoffs that begin next week. The Quad Cities River Bandits have qualified for the postseason, but not the Clinton Lumber Kings.

City of Davenport

The mayor of Davenport wants to continue serving. This week, Frank Klipsch announced he'll run this fall for a second term. 

Ambitious plans are in the works for Douglas Park in Rock Island. Tuesday city officials and members of the Friends of Douglas Park announced they want to turn the 102 year old firehouse into a museum.

Lincoln School Sold

Aug 29, 2017
WVIK News

A company that specializes in building affordable housing is the new owner of a former school in Davenport. Monday night the board of education voted to sell the Lincoln School to the D-J Land Company which is a division of The Woda Group based in Westerville, Ohio.

State Charges Tate

Aug 28, 2017
Davenport School District

The state of Iowa may "throw the book" at Davenport Superintendent Art Tate. But not until next year. 

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