Arts & Culture

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When a publishing agent asked Morning Edition's David Greene to consider writing a book, the cohost and correspondent had no idea it would lead to his second trip on Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway. While he was NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Greene took to the rails with his wife, and produced a series of stories for the network. But the second time around, he took a good friend to help translate and no audio equipment. 

Part One:

The Writer's Almanac

Part Two:

Artist and musician Ralph Iaccarino.

Joes & Logan Ryser of Hot Glass in Davenport.

Mike Romkey and Bob Rosensteil of the Bucktown Revue.

Bruce Carter talks with artist and gallery owner David Smith of Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois.

Joybox Express & Artrain

A "piano on wheels" traveled through the Quad Cities today as part of a trip from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The Joybox Express is a custom bike frame, with three people pedaling, and carrying a 400 pound piano.

A little-known, but important artist for the Quad Cities, will be remembered this weekend. A grave marker will be dedicated in the Davenport City Cemetery for John Caspar Wild - he painted the earliest known image of Davenport in 1844, but until now has had just an unmarked grave.

Art Talks: Liam O'Neill

Sep 25, 2014

Irish wood-turner and sculptor Liam O'Neill.

Augustana College Professor Emeritus, Roald Tweet offers new Rock Island Lines on WVIK, Quad Cities NPR,  for the celebration of Dubuque Week, September 15-19, 2014.