Midwest Week

Fridays at 6:20 PM

A Friday feature at 6:20 PM, during All Things Considered,  that reviews the major stories with the reporters who covered them.

The Hawkeye

More than a year after it was supposed to open, the new state prison in Fort Madison is still empty, with no opening date set.

Davenport in Court

Apr 24, 2015
Quad City Times

Davenport has been the defendant in two major court cases already this year, costing the time of city officials and money from the budget.

QC Times

On Midwest Week, when three new inductees are added next month, the Quad City Sports Hall of Fame will have 90 members. Herb Trix's guest this week is Quad City Times sports editor, Don Doxsie.

Quad City Times

After a bank in the Quad Cities failed last year, a reporter decided to find out why. And it took several months of patient research, interviews, and freedom of information requests.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Alma Gaul, features reporter for the Quad City Times.

River Cities Reader

Is raising the gas tax really a good long-term solution for crumbling roads ?

School Funding Revolt

Mar 27, 2015

The Davenport School District asks why it has to cut programs and staff when reserve funds could be used. And why it can't spend as much as neighboroing districts.

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Linda Cook, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

Peoria Journal Star

What happened to central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who announced his resignation this week.      On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Chris Kaergard, political reporter for the Peoria Journal Star.The program also plays each Friday on WVIK at 6:50 pm, during All Things Considered.   

Train Derailment Followup

Mar 13, 2015
Dubuque Telegraph Herald

On Midwest Week, following-up on last week's crude oil train derailment in northwestern Illinois.

What is "Net Neutrality"

Mar 6, 2015

What is net neutrality and why should we care ?

Lee Enterprises

Nearly halfway through its session, how is the Iowa legislature doing ? What progress has it made and what are the major controversies so far ?