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WQPT Debuts Havencrest Castle Documentary At Savanna Times Theater Monday

December 4th, 2021
WQPT Debuts Havencrest Castle Documentary At Savanna Times Theater Monday

The Savanna Times Theater in Savanna, Illinois is the site for a preview screening of WQPT’s newest documentary “Havencrest Castle: A Very Special Place.” The screening takes place on December 6 at 6:30 pm and is free to the public. “We are delighted to provide a sneak peek of our newest documentary to the citizens of Savanna,” said producer Lora Adams. “We also want to thank the folks at the Savanna Times Theater located at 222 W Main St, Savanna, IL for providing the location.” The film took much longer to complete due to Covid. “We interviewed Alan several years ago and had... Read More

A little late night viewing…

November 30th, 2021
A little late night viewing…

For your late night viewing pleasure… QUAD CITIES is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.    The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.    QUAD CITIES follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of  Quad Cities – Mini Series  now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More

Watch Some Classic Movies At The Library Tonight

November 24th, 2021
Watch Some Classic Movies At The Library Tonight

Join Davenport Public Library every third Wednesday, through December 15th at 2:00 pm at Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.) as we watch classic movies starring your favorite actors and actresses! For your safety, we will not be serving popcorn or refreshments. However, you are welcome to bring your movie snacks and covered beverages! Space is limited so registration is required at: https://bit.ly/dpl-afternoonclassics. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Classic Movies Unspooling At Davenport Public Library Wednesday

November 15th, 2021
Classic Movies Unspooling At Davenport Public Library Wednesday

Join Davenport Public Library every third Wednesday, September 15th – December 15th at 2:00 pm at Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave.) as we watch classic movies starring your favorite actors and actresses! For your safety, we will not be serving popcorn or refreshments. However, you are welcome to bring your movie snacks and covered beverages! Space is limited so registration is required at: https://bit.ly/dpl-afternoonclassics. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

It’s A Cruel Summer For This Week’s Video You Deserve

November 8th, 2021
It's A Cruel Summer For This Week's Video You Deserve

Mondays can be rough. And so, every Monday, we give you a music video. A fun, funny music video. Something that’ll make you smile, make you laugh, make you reminisce, and make you realize that back in the day, music video creators were probably either insane or heavily intoxicated. But were also incredibly entertaining. We call this feature, The Video You Deserve, and you can find it every Monday on your site for fun, free entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Our latest video is one from a band that was huge in their native Britain, but didn’t gain any traction in the U.S. aside... Read More

‘Stout Hearted’ Film Slated For Figge Museum On Veterans Day

November 2nd, 2021
'Stout Hearted' Film Slated For Figge Museum On Veterans Day

Truth First Film Alliance is partnering with the Figge Art Museum to present the “Stout Hearted: George Stout and the Guardians of Art” on Veterans Day evening November 11,, 2021. The documentary will screen free to the public at 6:30 p.m. in the Figge’s John Deere Auditorium. Director Kevin J. Kelley and producer Marie Wilkes will take part in Q&A following the 81-minute film. Veterans will be admitted free to the Figge Art Museum exhibits all day on Veterans Day. Admission is free to others from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. This special program is sponsored by the Northwest Illinois... Read More

WQPT General Manager Interviews Set

November 1st, 2021
WQPT General Manager Interviews Set

Two candidates will interview Monday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 8 for the general manager position at WQPT of the Quad Cities at Western Illinois University. Dawn Schmitt, interim general manager of WQPT, and Matt Franklin, vice president of Lakeshore Public Media, will interview Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, respectively. Open sessions for campus and community members will be held via Zoom for each candidate. Individuals interested in participating in the open session must register at bit.ly/SchmittCampusOpen (1:45 p.m. Nov. 1) and bit.ly/SchmittCommunityOpen (11:30 a.m. Nov. 1); and bit.ly/FranklinCampusOpen... Read More

Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

October 27th, 2021
Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

There’s a common phrase used in social justice circles: Pass the mic. Pass the mic means, metaphorically, to let others talk, and it’s usually used in regard to people of color. It’s a reminder that we need to listen to those people of color because their experience is different from ours if we’re white. While, yes, we certainly may share many commonalities, particularly in regard to economic situations if we’re among the same economic strata, there is also an intrinsic bias many in society hold based upon appearance, notably skin color, and regardless of commonalities... Read More

Moline Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle win Mid-America Emmy

October 26th, 2021
Moline Filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle win Mid-America Emmy

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films received a Mid-America Emmy® Saturday evening for their short documentary “Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings” in the Environmental/Science category. The Rundles’ films have been nominated nine times. “Our sincere gratitude for this important win goes to all involved in this production,” producer Tammy Rundle said. “And, a big thank you to Lora Adams and WQPT-PBS for the qualifying broadcast and their ongoing interest in our films.” “Our hope was that the film would bring more awareness to this important environmental subject and inspire... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Tammy And Kelly Rundle Win Emmy For ‘Over And Under: Wildlife Crossings’

October 25th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Tammy And Kelly Rundle Win Emmy For 'Over And Under: Wildlife Crossings'

Fourth Wall Films Tammy and Kelly Rundle are finally Emmy WINNERS! The duo posted the following on social media: Our film “Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings” won an Emmy last night! A HUGE thank you to Lora Adams and WQPT-PBS for the qualifying broadcast and all of your support! Our sincere gratitude to Ross Gipple, Mark Edwards, BeWildReWild, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for entrusting us with this important project. #MindTheSigns #bewildrewild For more information, click here.  Read More