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.


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.

Following its important role in picking presidential candidates for both parties, Iowa could be important again, this time in the general election.

Even though it's not on the ballot, the real race this fall in Illinois is between two men - House Speaker Mike Madigan and Governor Bruce Rauner.

Paul L Dineen

On Midwest Week - with all the talk about injuries at the college and professional levels, should parents be worried about their children playing in youth football leagues ?