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.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

On Midwest Week, golf debuts at the summer Olympics and what that means for the John Deere Classic.

Michelle O'Neill, sitting in for Herb Trix, talks with Tom Johnston, sports reporter at the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

Some special courts play a key role in the justice system in the Quad Cities. 

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Tara Becker, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

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

state of Illinois

When the governor and leaders of the Illinois General Assembly announced agreement on a state budget last week, what exactly did they agree to ?

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Bernie Schoenberg, political writer and columnist for the State Journal-Register in Springfield.

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

 

WVIK News

The Butterworth Center in Moline is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 

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

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

The Boys in the Bunkhouse

Jun 17, 2016

Seven years after the discovery that some intellectually disabled men had been exploited for decades, and forced to live and work in filthy conditions in eastern Iowa, their story is the subject of a new book.

Jenna Dooley, WNIJ

Illinois has gone nearly one year without a state budget, and still, neither side seems willing to give in. 

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Brian Mackey, statehouse reporter in Springfield for Illinois Public Radio. 

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

Now that the dust has cleared, what was done, and not done, by the Iowa legislature during this year's session ?

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix talks with Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises bureau chief in Des Moines - his work appears here in the Quad City Times. 

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

Summer Theater Preview

May 20, 2016
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

From "Titanic" and "Sister Act" to "Antigone" and "Menopause - the Musical" - we'll have a wide range of theater choices this summer.

Voters may be asked in the fall to approve an increase in the sales tax to help solve Rock Island County fix its budget. 

Mallards Season Wrapup

May 6, 2016
Quad City Mallards

    

A mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards, on and off the ice, ended last month with a loss in the first round of the playoffs.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Bobby Metcalf, sports reporter for the Quad City Times.


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