Lacy Scarmana

WVIK Morning Edition Producer/Digital Curator

Lacy Scarmana moved to the Quad Cities in February of 2016 to become Morning Edition Producer and Digital Curator at WVIK. She began her radio career as a student at Indiana University, where she worked as a reporter and producer for NPR member station WFIU. She produced the weekly public affairs program "Noon Edition."  Shortly after graduating from IU with a BA in Journalism, Lacy moved to Chicago to intern for WBEZ's daily news talk show "The Morning Shift." She produced segments, maintained the program's web and social media presence and periodically directed the live show.

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Stanley Liggins' trial has been postponed again.

Introducing 'Margins'

Apr 20, 2017
Augustana College

Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a new WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.

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For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Amanda Hancock went behind the scenes of Ballet Quad Cities, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

In 2013, Iowa governor Terry Branstad got bipartisan support in the legislature to reform the state's property taxes.
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Quad-City Times reporter Ed Tibbetts looks at Iowa's property tax breaks for businesses, and whether the breaks truly resulted in new jobs; as advertised.

Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team. We discuss what that means for the upcoming trial.

Emerald ash borer
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The emerald ash borer is a half-an-inch, green beetle that lays its eggs on ash trees. Ash borer larvae bore into the trees, where they feed on the parts that transport nutrients, eventually killing the trees.

This week in the Quad-City Times, Devan Patel reports on the extent of the damage caused by the Emerald Ash Borer in Davenport, and the steps the city is taking to mitigate the problem.

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Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team.

In a motion filed Thursday, Liggins is asking for another lawyer, citing “fundamental disagreements about pretrial and trial strategy” with public defenders, Derek Jones and Miguel Puentes. 

Scott Reeder sits down with guests from other true crime podcasts to discuss some of the intricacies about the Stanley Liggins case, and dig into some angles that may not have been considered yet.

Last week, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes launched a new series about off-limits places in the community. The first installment about the underbelly of the I-74 bridge was published as the Big Story of the week.

Ickes joined Lacy Scarmana to talk about the next installment, which features the 'Quarry House' in LeClaire, Iowa. 

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This week, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes is starting a new series exploring "off-limits" places in the Quad Cities area. 

The first installment of the series took her to the underbelly of the I-74 bridge.