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WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

June 18th, 2020

WQPT will stream a virtual commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19 at 11:00 am. Six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast have joined forces to launch a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. This timely event features cultural performances from Africa and across America, educational content and appearances by: Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Johnnetta... Read More

WQPT Features Quad-Cities Kids On PBS Kids Spot

April 30th, 2020

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids this week. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With... Read More

WQPT To Air Duetsche Welle Starting April 1

March 21st, 2020

WQPT is happy to announce that their second channel 24.2 will begin airing DW (Duetsche Welle) beginning April 1. Duetsche Welle is a 24-hour English language TV channel, based in Germany and available almost everywhere in the world, with a mission to bring cultures together across the globe. Much like MHz Worldview, programming is from international sources. DW replaces MHz Worldview, which had been on 24.2 for the past 10 years. As of March 1, MHz Worldview was no longer available to public television stations to broadcast as Worldview decided to continue with a new paid streaming model. “We... Read More

Imagination Station Brings PBS Kids to Life!

March 11th, 2020

Join the fun at WQPT’s Imagination Station this Saturday Mar 14! This family-friendly event will feature “PBS Program Stations” for the whole family. The event takes place on the beautiful campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and is FREE to the public. Imagination Station brings PBS KIDS characters to life—creating a bridge between our outstanding programs and active learning in a fun & exciting environment for kids. There will be approximately 18 stations (classrooms) that may include: • PBS Live Character • Make and Take Art Activity • Skill Building Activities... Read More

WQPT, WIU Looking For Artists For Campus Art Show

March 10th, 2020

WQPT – PBS for the Quad Cities Region and Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ Student Services encourages all Quad Citizens to submit images of art, photos, and designs for possible display in the 5th Annual Campus Art Show.  A limited number of works will be selected by a panel of judges, but the deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The show will run from April 1st through April 30th 2019 in the WIU-QC Library. A Community Reception will be held on Wednesday April 15th at 5:30pm on Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ campus. The Exhibition is limited to paintings,... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 8th: Foreigner, Dancing, Chocolate and More!

March 8th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents the second installment of our new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities... Read More

WQPT Roaring Up Patriot Derby Challenge At Western Illinois University Saturday

February 14th, 2020

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities Region and the QC VET Center will host the 3rd Annual Patriot Derby Challenge on Saturday, February 15th at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Campus (3300 River Drive, Moline). This unique pinewood derby race allows military veterans to race their service-themed pinewood derby cars against cars that scouts have built in a friendly competition that encourages interaction between the men and women who have served our country, and children who have benefited from their service. The event is FREE and open to the public. Any Scout (i.e., Cub Scout, Boy Scout,... Read More

What’s The Good News For February?

February 12th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is this week, and we at QuadCities.com are giving you our own gift from the heart with the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for February 2020?... Read More

WQPT Invites Artists To Submit For Campus Gallery Show

January 30th, 2020

WQPT – PBS for the Quad Cities Region and Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ Student Services invites all Quad Citizens to submit images of art, photos, and designs for possible display in the 5th Annual Campus Art Show. The theme for this year’s Campus Art Show is THE GENE.  In April, Ken Burns will release a film that uses science, social history and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior. From the story of the remarkable... Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More

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