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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News headlines for the morning of December 8, 2017

An ex-skinhead will be the keynote speaker at a symposium against hate this weekend in the Quad Cities. 

Courtesy of Kai Swanson

Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson.  

Chip Griffin / Flickr

Back in 2001, the National Association of Sports Officials published a 42-page manifesto titled 'How to Get and Keep Officials.' It reported that 90 percent of states and sanctioning organizations faced a shortage of officials in nearly every sport.

Now, 16 years later, the situation hasn't improved. In fact, the shortage is now worse in both Illinois and Iowa. 

Michelle O'Neill

Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri was injured in a traffic accident Monday morning at the intersection of 7th Street and 34th Avenue. 

News headlines for the morning of December 5, 2017


Margarita Mojica had Juan Valtierra as a student in her ELL (English Language Learners) classroom several years ago. Now 23, Juan joins Margarita to share part of his story for the Great Quad Cities Listen.

 Commercial fisherman Dennis Weiss of Bellevue, Iowa, loads a box containing one of his 50-hook trotlines into his boat before heading out one afternoon this past July on the Mississippi River.
Kevin E. Schmidt / Quad-City Times

For three months this past summer, Quad-City Times photographers Kevin Schmidt and Andy Abeyta, along with reporter Jack Cullen, explored a 400-mile region of the winding Mississippi River Valley that spans the entire eastern border of Iowa, northwest Illinois (including the Quad-Cities) and southwest Wisconsin. 

News headlines for the morning of November 30, 2017

News headlines for the morning of November 29, 2017