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Quad City Arts Partners With Area Arts Venues In Celebrating Female Empowerment

August 26th, 2020
Quad City Arts Partners With Area Arts Venues In Celebrating Female Empowerment

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to celebrate the achievements of women — especially in the arts. Quad City Arts’ September and October exhibition at Quad City International Airport, Moline, titled “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,” will feature portraits painted by Heidi Hernandez of Davenport, and Cecile Houel of Fort Madison, Iowa, as well as sculptures by 11 women... Read More

WQPT Holding A Special Screening Of Ken Burns Documentary

August 21st, 2020
WQPT Holding A Special Screening Of Ken Burns Documentary

WQPT is holding a special screening of Ken Burns Presents: THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY followed by a 45-minute talk with “Charles Darwin” (actor Brian “Fox” Ellis – storyteller and science teacher).  Immediately following, “Darwin” will answer questions from the audience. The screening is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 through the OVEE platform and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. To RSVP visit wqpt.org or https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/cb7yx WQPT is working in partnership with the Butterworth Center & Deere Wiman House to present this unique experience WQPT... Read More

St. Ambrose Alum Wins Third Daytime Emmy for “Sesame Street”

August 8th, 2020
St. Ambrose Alum Wins Third Daytime Emmy for “Sesame Street”

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. Though he’s been unemployed for months, like millions of Americans, due to Covid-19, St. Ambrose University alum Brian Hemesath got good news late last month. For the third time out of eight nominations, the 48-year-old Iowa native won a Daytime Emmy Award for his costume design work on “Sesame Street.” Hemesath – who earned his bachelor’s in theater and art in 1994 from SAU – was among a team of 21 designers to tie for the... Read More

WQPT Features Local Children In PBS Kids Commercial

August 3rd, 2020
WQPT Features Local Children In PBS Kids Commercial

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids. 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 the commercial,... Read More

Over $100,000 In Grants Awarded To Area Non-profit Organizations

July 19th, 2020
Over $100,000 In Grants Awarded To Area Non-profit Organizations

A number of local businesses and groups will benefit from over $100,000 in grants recently awarded. The Quad Cities Community Foundation has awarded nearly $110,000 to 10 Quad Cities nonprofits to strengthen their ability to do their work. The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants provide funding to local organizations for staff training, board development, strategic planning, technology and more to help them carry out their missions. The grants are awarded during a critical juncture for nonprofits in the Quad Cities as the community continues response and recovery efforts... Read More

WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

June 18th, 2020
WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

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
WQPT Features Quad-Cities Kids On PBS Kids Spot

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 To Air Duetsche Welle Starting April 1

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
Imagination Station Brings PBS Kids to Life!

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, WIU Looking For Artists For Campus Art Show

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