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.

Jeff Wendland

While some other professional sports teams have come and gone, hockey has survived, and mostly thrived, in the Quad Cities. The Mallards are now celebrating their 20th season.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Jeff Wendland, sports copy editor for the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK Fridays at 6:20 pm, during All Things Considered. 

Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

From near extinction, Illinois and Iowa are helping bring back the bison.

state of Iowa

Some new faces, and a new majority, will take over in Des Moines next week when the new legislative session gets underway.


Now that the dust has settled, what will be the impact of the Future Energy Jobs Bill - the bill that'll keep the Cordova nuclear plant open.

Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

On Midwest Week, some young men from a tough neighborhood in the Quad Cities struggle to carve out careers in music.

What began as an officer-involved fatal shooting in southeast Iowa two years ago, has now become a fight over open records and video from police body cameras.

On Midwest Week, who runs the Niabi Zoo now, and how that might change in the future.

State of Illinois

Some victories for democrats and some for republicans in this week's election in Illinois.

State money is about to run out again for higher education in Illinois. And on Midwest Week, how the budget crisis has affected Western Illinois University - programs, employment, and capital projects.

Melissa Wise/Flickr

On Midwest Week, the opioid epidemic reaches the Quad Cities.