Friday - April 3, 2020
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Shots To The Heart: Episode 4: Spicy Nuggs

April 2nd, 2020

Spicy Nuggs, that’s right, Spicy Nuggs, joins us to regale us with a Tinder dating story that’s, yes, spicy, about meeting up with a man who seemed intriguing at first, but who was actually interesting in many other strange ways…  Read More

QC Uncut – Maria Dickmann, Davenport Second Ward Alderperson

April 2nd, 2020

Maria Dickmann, Davenport second ward alderperson, talks to us about the coronavirus impact on Davenport, the potential impact of flooding being added to that in downtown Davenport, and her own personal efforts to help out local healthcare professionals and every day people by making homemade masks to help with the shortage.  Read More

Rock Island’s Rozz-Tox Celebrates Ninth Birthday

April 2nd, 2020

One of the most unique spots in the Quad-Cities is celebrating its ninth birthday today! Rock Island’s Rozz-Tox turns nine today, marking almost a decade of some of the most distinct live performances and exhibits in the area. Rozz-Tox has hosted everything from raves to live music to art shows to live talk shows and more, all while maintaining a singular aura and vibe, as well as a widely varied menu of drinks and food and a definitely funky and fun atmosphere. Owner Benjamin Fawks said the following on his Facebook page today: “I am so grateful for the support we’ve had over... Read More

Ahead of the Storm: S2E8 – End of the Season

April 1st, 2020

In the final episode of the second season of Ahead of the Storm, your podcast for all things Quad City Storm, Brian Rothenberger, director of communications, talks about how the season abruptly ended due to coronavirus in the midst of a playoff push for the team. We discuss the second season’s highlights, the progress of the team, the contract extension for Coach Chezy and the departure of president Gwen Tombergs, and look forward to season three.  Read More

QC Uncut – Brett Hitchcock, Circa ’21 and The Speakeasy

March 31st, 2020

Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development for Circa ’21 and The Speakeasy, talks to us about how the coronavirus has impacted both businesses, and how he sees things playing out with both theaters and the local theater scene. Brett also talks about his personal experience being on a cruise ship when the coronavirus quarantines began to hit, and what it was like being in quarantine for two weeks after being stuck on the ship. It’s an interesting conversation that covers a variety of unique topics.  Read More

Laura Fraembs’ Legacy Is One Of Hard Work And Journalistic Integrity

March 31st, 2020

Laura Fraembs wasn’t well-known to the general public outside of local media circles. She wasn’t on TV, or radio, and her picture rarely appeared in the newspapers for which she’d worked since 1981, The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then the Quad City Times. In fact, she hated attention and shied away from the spotlight. But Fraembs’ legacy of integrity and veracity, absolutely spartan work ethic, and dedication to the principles of journalism, made her a true star of local media and an irreplaceable part of the newspapers. I was very sad to hear about her passing... Read More

Davenport’s APS Named Iowa Small Business Exporter Of The Year

March 31st, 2020

The Region 7 Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named American Power Systems Inc. (APS), in Davenport, Iowa as the Small Business Exporter of the Year for the State of Iowa and for SBA’s Region 7 (which includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska). APS president Amy Lank and the export team at APS of Tyler Fangmann, Vince Kresho and Brandy Welvaert were recognized for the company’s increased growth in export markets, their effective use of federal and state export programs, and their overall dedication to exporting. APS has grown from a small shop producing... Read More

Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Going Online!

March 31st, 2020

The Quad City Arts 43rd Annual High School Art Invitational might not be able to have a live showing due to coronavirus concerns, but Quad City Arts isn’t letting them get them down! QCA has set up the artists’ works online in a Virtual Gallery Live NOW at this link. Each spring, Quad City Arts shows works from top Quad City high school visual artists and their art teachers. The exhibit fills the walls of Quad City Arts’ downtown Rock Island gallery, the opening ceremony is attended by hundreds of Quad Citians supporting young artistic talent, and students receive thousands of... Read More

Clinton Area Showboat Theater Season Sunk By Coronavirus

March 29th, 2020

Another area theater has been sunk by the coronavirus. The 2020 season for the Clinton Area Showboat Theater 2020 season has been completely cancelled, theater officials announced Sunday in an e-mail. The theater’s season included “Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,”  “The Addams Family,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Always… Patsy Cline” and “Greater Tuna.” “The decision was made Saturday morning, March 28, 2020, after a lengthy discussion about shortening the season or canceling it totally,” said Showboat President Neil Luker. “The... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Down Through April 16

March 28th, 2020

The German American Heritage Center is shutting down through April 16, extending their closure as per the recommendation of the governor. The museum released the following statement today: The GAHC wants to do our part in “flattening the curve” to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will extend our closures to April 16, as recommended by Governor Reynolds. But we want to let you know our staff is doing well, working from home and checking on our beautiful property daily. We hope you are all doing well too and we want to let you know about a few things we are working on. We can’t... Read More

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