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WQPT Holding ‘Auction At Your House’ This Week

January 26th, 2021

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is revisiting their original fundraiser “The Auction is at Your House.”  The new event is an on-air, on-line auction airing on WQPT January 28 and 29 from 8 to 10 pm, while the on-line part of the auction is live now at wqpt.org/auction. “Typically at this time of year we would be holding our gala Champagne on the Rocks, but due to Covid we had to think out of the box for our auction items, and we took a look at our history and decided to bring back The Auction is at Your House,” said interim General Manager, Dawn Schmitt. Items can be viewed before the on-air portion... Read More

Quad-Cities’ WQPT Holding ‘Auction At Your House’

January 18th, 2021

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is revisiting their original fundraiser “The Auction is at Your House.”  The new event is an on-air, on-line auction airing on WQPT January 28 and 29 from 8 to 10 pm, while the on-line part of the auction is live now at wqpt.org/auction. “Typically at this time of year we would be holding our gala Champagne on the Rocks, but due to Covid we had to think out of the box for our auction items, and we took a look at our history and decided to bring back The Auction is at Your House,” said interim General Manager, Dawn Schmitt. Items can be viewed before the on-air portion... Read More

New MLK Hawaii Doc to be Previewed on Martin Luther King Day

January 14th, 2021

In September 1959, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Hawaii – shortly after it formally became the 50th state in the Union, and spoke to its leaders. That little-known trip is the subject of a planned documentary and a Facebook Live discussion with its filmmakers on Monday, Martin Luther King Day. The Quad-Cities based Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is hosting the free event Jan. 18 at 6 p.m., where Azubuike executive director (and Rock Island native) Jonathan Burnett will interview his father, Academy Award-winner Charles Burnett, director of the new MLK documentary,... Read More

WQPT Hosts Teacher Training Dec. 3

December 2nd, 2020

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is focusing on educational outreach using the PBS documentary The Gene: An Intimate History for a special Teacher Training session on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Nadine Vincenten, a Research Fellow for the Personal Genetics Education Project working with the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Genetics pgEd (Personal Genetics Education Project), will be facilitating the training event.  The Department of Genetics consists of a team of scientists, social scientists, educators, and community organizers, who talk about genetics in every... Read More

Moline Library to Show New Hero Street Films Online Tuesday

November 9th, 2020

In time for Veterans Day, the Moline Public Library will showcase Fourth Wall Films’ two new documentaries Riding the Rails to Hero Street and A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street during an virtual screening event on Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will take part in an online Q&A following the films. Registration (at no charge) is required. To sign up, visit the Nov. 10 event on the MPL calendar at molinelibrary.com/events or call 309-524-2470. As of Monday morning, there are 35 seats remaining. Riding the Rails to Hero Street explores the immigrants’... Read More

WQPT Airing ‘The Fight For The Women’s Vote’ On Sunday

October 31st, 2020

PBS for the Quad Cities Region premieres their newest documentary “The Fight for the Women’s Vote.” The documentary will air November 1 at 9:00 pm and repeat November 12 at 8:00 pm.  Written and produced by WQPT Director of Marketing and Local Content Lora Adams and edited by Denise Hollmer, the documentary follows the timeline of the movement to acquire voting rights for women from the mid 1800’s to 1965 when The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. “We focused not only on the famous suffragettes like Alice Paul, but on our own homegrown suffragettes... Read More

After Many Tries, Quad-Cities’ Fourth Wall Films Looking for First Emmy Win in November

October 26th, 2020

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films are certainly hoping the fifth time is the charm. After four previous nominations for Mid-America Emmy Awards (but no wins), the veteran documentary filmmakers received three more last week for their first docudrama, “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” and another for their documentary “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe.” The Emmy awards (for TV broadcasts mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois outside Chicago) will be announced on Nov. 21 in an online ceremony. “We believe in the films and we’re glad the Emmy judges believe... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmakers Tammy And Kelly Rundle Nominated For Emmys

October 22nd, 2020

It’s been a HUGE day for Tammy and Kelly Rundle and their Fourth Wall Films Crew! The morning began and the afternoon has continued with news of nominations for major awards! Tammy announced on her Facebook this morning: We awoke to some marvelous news! “Sons & Daughters of Thunder” has received a nomination for a Mid-America Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment category! “Thunder” was produced by Tammy Rundle, Kelly Rundle, Kent Hawley, and Executive Producer Kimberly Kurtenbach. The film is based on a beautiful play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter. Our gratitude... Read More

Quad-Cities Actor/Musician/Artist Learns to Thrive With Parkinson’s

October 10th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Tom Vaccaro is seven years older than the beloved TV/film actor Michael J. Fox, but it was just a year ago that the Davenporter was diagnosed with the disease that’s long affected Fox – Parkinson’s. The veteran actor-musician-illustrator (who was featured in the Black Box Theatre’s radio play in August) thinks he had symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) before he was diagnosed... Read More

WQPT Presenting ‘Age Of Nature’ Event Tonight

September 23rd, 2020

WQPT is presenting a special online preview screening of clips from The Age of Nature followed by a discussion with local experts in the area of nature conservation. The event begins at 6:30 pm on September 23rd and is accessible by visiting wqpt.org/nature to register. Guest experts include: Kathy Wine from River Action, Brian Ritter from the Nahant Marsh Education Center, and Joel Vanderbush from Niabi Zoo. The film explores humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. This documentary series... Read More