Lacy Scarmana

WVIK Morning Edition Host/Digital Curator

Lacy Scarmana moved to the Quad Cities in February of 2016 to become Morning Edition Producer and Digital Curator at WVIK. She has hosted Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and anchored midday newscasts on the station. Lacy also reports for the newsroom and produces WVIK's podcasts, including The Great Quad Cities Listen, The Gallery Gap, Margins, Talking Art, Good Morning, and Suspect Convictions, which peaked at #2 worldwide on the Apple Podcasts charts. 

She began her radio career as a student at Indiana University, where she worked as a reporter and producer for NPR member station WFIU. Shortly after graduating from IU with a B.A. in Journalism, Lacy moved to Chicago to intern for a daily news talk show on WBEZ.

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A veteran visits the Korean War Memorial.
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Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, 98 veterans took off for the Quad Cities' 36th Honor Flight to visit war memorials in Washington D.C. and pay respect to their fallen comrades.  


  98 veterans will depart Thursday on the Quad Cities 36th Honor Flight.

Three veterans of World War Two, 23 of Korea, and 72 from Vietnam will make the one-day trip to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials honoring their service. They will also make stops at the Air and Space Museum and Arlington Cemetery to watch the Changing of the Guard.

The local Honor Flight chapter began in 2008, and opened the trips up to Vietnam veterans last November. World War Two or Korean veterans, along with those who are terminally ill, get first priority.

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Representative Cheri Bustos visited Augustana College Friday to meet with the director of a program working to tackle the lead paint problem in Scott County.

Last week, Augustana's Upper Mississippi Center for Sustainable Communities and the Scott County Health Department announced the partnership, which involves Augustana students identifying areas in the county with the highest risk of lead paint exposure and introducing solutions to prevent poisoning. 

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Earnings for Deere and Company fell in the second quarter, but less than predicted.  Friday it reported net income of 495 million dollars for the quarter ending April 30, or $1.56 per share - 10 cents higher than analysts had predicted. 

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A new rule from the U.S. Labor Department would make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. 

Low-income high school students enrolled in college courses can now qualify for federally funded Pell Grants.

This week, the Department of Education announced an experiment involving 44 U.S. colleges — including Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg.

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Augustana College is partnering with Scott County to tackle a public health problem. Each year, 50 children in Scott County test positive for lead in their blood.

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The United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program pairs low-income families and individuals with volunteers who file their tax returns for free.

This year, they prepared about 6,400 income tax returns in the Quad Cities, bringing back a total of just over $6 million, or $1,600 per return.

Scott Crane, president of the United Way of the Quad City Area, says while the number of total tax returns was higher than past years, the dollar amount returned was slightly lower. 

The Establishment is home to the long-running show ComedySportz.
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For the final interview in the Quad Cities Live Month series, Lacy Scarmana talks with Patrick Adamson, owner of the Establishment and ComedySportz.

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All month we've been talking to people from local performance venues about events they're hosting during Quad Cities Live Month. This week, WVIK Morning Edition Producer Lacy Scarmana caught up with Deb Powers, CEO of the River Music Experience.