Rock Island Lines with Roald Tweet

Weekdays at 11:00 am, and at 6:30 pm

A series of award-winning stories about our region's traditions, institutions, and people, past and present. Rock Island Lines is written and read by Roald Tweet, Professor Emeritus of English at Augustana College. The stories in these three-minute modules are rooted in a specific place; a "kidney-shaped limestone island plunked down in the middle of the Mississippi River." It's the logical site for a storyteller.

It is from the rich heritage of our region that Tweet spins his histories, biographies, and "stretchers." Roald has spent much of his life travelling up and down the river, with forays overland, east and west, talking to the people, reading their journals, and enjoying the humor and history of America's heartland. His observations about life around Rock Island strike responsive chords across the region. It's a viewpoint that will enrich and enliven your day.

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Pgm #003: Goodbye, Iowa

Pgm #088: Smorgasbord

Pgm #135: The Old Lady From Dubuque

Pgm #154: Lincoln and Cartwright

Pgm #404: Ma's Diner

Pgm #423: Turkey Notes

Pgm #506: Winona

Pgm #573: Land O' Lakes Butter

Pgm #649: $50,000 Bonus

Pgm #768: The Mural

Rock Island Lines with Roald Tweet is the property of WVIK Augustana College, and any unauthorized duplication or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, either in audio or transcript form, is prohibited. Audio files of Rock Island Lines are available online for a limited time following the broadcast date.