Credit America's Watershed Initiative and River Action

Last year, the Upper Mississippi River received a "C" on a report card grading the five major river basins. Thursday and Friday, 200 people from 20 different states will be in the Quad Cities, working to raise that grade.

Modjeski and the Government Bridge

Oct 8, 2016

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Over the summer, the Moline City Council passed an ordinance allowing people to raise backyard chickens. Soon, residents of Davenport and Rock Island could be able to keep them, too.

But recently, it's been a more polarizing discussion than you might expect.

The Strange Life of the American Eel

Oct 1, 2016

Scott County

The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is now nearly half a foot over flood stage, and rising. The National Weather Service expects it to crest on Sunday 1 1/2 feet over flood stage.

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The Mississippi River has nearly reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service says it was just below that benchmark level, and it's now expected to continue rising to two feet over flood stage by Saturday night and Sunday. 

At that level, the river affects River Drive in Moline in the 47-hundred block, covers most of LeClaire Park in Davenport, and begins to reach the flood gates in downtown Rock Island, in Schwiebert Riverfront Park. 

Photo by John LaBella

Featuring Jordan McGinnis, Angela Rathman, and Sara Tubbs

Roger Pavey’s play is set at Bechtel Park in Davenport and offers a contemporary perspective on the history of Dred Scott in Iowa.

Tri States Public Radio

Protests in North Dakota against a proposed oil pipeline spread to southeastern Iowa. 

Photo by Kate Kremer

Featuring Preston Duncan, Jordan McGinnis, and Angela Rathman

Chuck Oestreich’s play is set in the Sylvan Slough natural area. It interweaves text from the autobiography of Black Hawk with playful, evocative descriptions of the Slough today.