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Program Archives (2014-15)

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December 2015

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Jim talks with Davenport Mayor-elect Frank Klipsch. Plus, a discussion with Nicole Carkner and Ken Croken on the Scott County Community Health Survey.

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12/31/2015

604

River Cities Reader movie reviewer Mike Schulz on Holiday movies. Becky Hodson of Quad Cities Food Allergy Network talks about the network and safe food choices for the holidays.

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12/24/2015

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CrimeStoppers Director Detective Scott Williams talks with Jim about identity theft and holiday thefts. Investment adviser Phil Kassewitz discusses stock market winners and losers and planning for the New Year.

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12/17/2015

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Jim talks with Library Director Angela Campbell on Rock Island plans to expand downtown library and close the two branch libraries. Joedy Cook of Ballet Quad Cities to talk about the "Nutcracker" performances and community outreach.

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12/10/2015

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November 2015

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Jim visits with Marty Huber, Festival of Trees Designer about this years event. Staff Sgt Kwame Djadoo, "Toys for Tots" Coordinator brings us up-to-date on how and where to donate. Jackie Inman, USO Rock Island Director talks about events for our service men and women.

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11/26/2015

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Jim Mertens visits with Festival of Trees Co-Chairperson Monta Ponsetto to discuss this years 30th anniversary. Benjamin Klemme brings us up-to-date on all of the music and festivities at this years Holiday Pops and Bob "Mr. Thanksgiving" Vogelbaugh invites the community to the 45th annual Thanksgiving dinner at SouthPark Mall.

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11/19/2015

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Jim Mertens welcomes Paul Rumler of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Amadou Hamme, HiFit Juice Inventor to talk about entrepreneurs and making black businesses more successful. Plus, Tracy White and Shirleen Martin from QC Empowerment Network and organizers of "Q-C Black Business Summit and Expo," discuss the upcoming event.

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11/12/2015

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Host Jim Mertens with Rock Island County Board Chairman Ken Maranda and Rock Island County Administrator David Ross about taxes, infrastructure and coming changes to the county. Plus, WQPT General Manager, Mary Pruess discusses the WQPT Viewer Satisfaction Survey and programming changes at the station.

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11/05/2015

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October 2015

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Jim sits down to talk with Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba and mayoral candidate Frank Klipsch to talk about the issues facing the city before election-day.

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10/29/2015

549

Jim talks ghosts with Lindsey Hines and Heather McMeekan of the Illinois Paranormal Research Group. Jamie Lange, WQPT Development Director discusses WQPT's "Stories of Service".

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10/22/2015

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Rock Island County Board Members Drue Mielke and Kai Swanson discuss the changes coming to the Niabi Zoo. Joseph Lundh of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers talks about a new survey for the Mississippi River.

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10/15/2015

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Jim talks with Theresa Davies of the Rock Island County Health Department about vaccinations for meningitis and flu. Plus, Western Illinois University Assistant Director of Student Affairs Career Development and Disability Resources Audrey Adamson talks about "Discover Western Quad Cities."

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10/08/2015

546

Jim Mertens welcomes the three men challenging Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba in Tuesdays election—David Hereid, Frank Klipsch and Dean Weber talk about their vision and priorities as they vie to become Davenports new mayor.

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10/01/2015

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September 2015

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Host Jim Mertens is joined by Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba who talks about his recent health issues and his run for re-election. Plus, Joe Taylor of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau discusses marketing the Quad Cities as a single destination.

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9/24/2015

544

Jim Mertens talks with Barb Sandberg and Diann Moore of the Moline Preservation Society about the future of the Moline train depot. Michele Stoos, Director of Riverssance discusses the upcoming festival.

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9/17/2015

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Dr. Craig Tollini, chair of Western Illinois University's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression, talks about the new minor on Queer Studies. Karen Williams, Executive Director of Operation Celebration discusses her organization that provides birthday celebrations to children who would not have one because of homelessness or poverty.

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9/10/2015

542

Jim Mertens talks with Scott Crane of the United Way about their projects; Benjamin Loeb of the Quad City Symphony about the upcoming season; and David G. Smith and Dwayne Hodges (Col Ballroom) about their plans for September 11 and commemorating the work of first responders.

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9/03/2015

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August 2015

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Jim Mertens with Tracey Kuehl of Iowa Friends of Companion Animals about needed more oversight on puppy mills. Roger Ruthhart, Director of the Rock Island Grand Prix discusses the annual race in Downtown Rock Island.

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8/27/2015

540

Jim Mertens sits down and talks with Kim Brown, president of Quad Cities Harm Reduction. Also, learn more about Downtown Davenport Partnership with Jason Gilliland.

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8/20/2015

539

James Dion from the National Geographic Society explores Mississippi River valley for the upcoming National Geographic interactive website. Kathy Wine River Action Executive talks about the Floatzilla event.

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8/13/2015

538

Vera Kelly Davenport NAACP President, Pastor Daniel Teague, Jr. NAACP Board Member and Dr. Chris Barnum St. Ambrose University examine Police Statistics and their meaning. Also Kate Runge from Living Lands & Waters discusses their outreach objectives.

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8/06/2015

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July 2015

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Josh Duffee music director of the Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival discusses the 44th annual event. Also, the next Living Lands and Waters Barge Party is announced for Rock Island's Schwiebert Park.

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7/30/2015

536

Molly Otting Carlson vice president of Destination Development for the Quad Cities Convention & Tourism Bureau discusses the mega-weekend of Bix, RAGVRAI, and Street Fest. Also Steve Heston president of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society on the future of the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest.

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7/23/2015

535

Alan Sheidler of the Popular Astronomy Club discusses the New Horizons fly by Pluto. Also, Kathryn Jennings Gerber president of the Rock Island County Fair highlights the impact from the Illinois Budget issues.

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7/16/2015

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Jim Mertens sits down to talk with Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba about the Davenport riverfront, hiring a new City Administrator and more. Plus Joyce Wiley, PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) organizer talks about new meeting opportunities for families in the Quad Cities.

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7/09/2015

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Bill Bloom, Rock Island County Republican Party and Doug House of the Rock Island County Democratic Party discuss the impasse over the Illinois budget. Jodie Kavensky, executive director Norma-Leah Ovarian Cancer Foundation talks about the upcoming girlPartsfest at Schweibert Park in Rock Island.

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7/02/2015

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June 2015

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Iowa State Representatives Linda Miller and Cindy Winckler discuss education and budget in the Iowa legislature. Tristan Tapscott talks about the new location of The District Theatre and opening of A Few Good Men.

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6/25/2015

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Judy Davidson, Iowa Republican Central Committee Member discusses the cancellation of the Iowa Straw Poll and the current crop of Republican presidential candidates. Ryan Collins of the Midwest Writing Center talks about the upcoming Writers Conference at St. Ambrose University.

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6/18/2015

530

State Representative Mike Smiddy visits to discuss the budget impasse in the Illinois Legislature. Sarah Gardner, Editor of Radish Magazine talks about the upcoming Healthy Habits Fair.

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6/11/2015

529

David Ross, the new Rock Island County Administrator and Ken Maranda, Rock Island County Board Chairman sit down to discuss their vision for the Rock Island County Board. Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Western Illinois University, discusses the new law that outlaws smoking anywhere on the WIU campus.

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6/04/2015

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May 2015

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Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh and Heidi Woever of the US Fish and Game Service discuss their upcoming conference and what is happening to our bee population and the role they play in our ecosystem. Deb Gustafson of the Scott County Family YMCA talks about the opening of the new child care center.

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5/28/2015

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John Harrington of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club and Cory Jobe, Illinois Tourism Bureau Director are featured.

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5/21/2015

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Nicole Cisne Durbin of SafePath Survivor Resources talks about how budget issues are affecting women in abusive situations. Deborah Leistikow, Pioneer Village Manager discusses upcoming Memorial Day events at the park.

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5/14/2015

525

Rear Admiral Michael Franken (U.S. Navy) talks about Navy Week here in the Quad Cities. Plus, Bambi Suits of the Quad Cities Food Hub brings you up-to-date on the many food options available at the Hub located in the Freight House.

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5/07/2015

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April 2015

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Dr. Art Tate, Davenport School Superintendent and Ralph Johnson, Davenport School Board President discuss their endeavors to continue to fund their schools in opposition to the Iowa Legislature. Tina Metz Anderson of Live Strong talks about the upcoming QC Bike and Pub event, which features the opportunity to become a part of the bone marrow donor list.

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4/09/2015

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National Weather Center Warning Coordination Meteorologist Donna Dubberke and WQAD News 8 meteorologist Eric Sorensen talk about severe weather. Yom HaShoah publicity chairman Kai Swanson talks about the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities' event leading up to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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4/16/2015

521

Longtime WOC talk show host Jim Fisher and The Cities host Jim Mertens talk about talking. River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser says the Boys of Summer are ready for this weekend's home opener at Modern Woodmen Park.

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4/09/2015

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Lawrence Bay (referendum opponent) and Mike Thoms (referendum supporter) discuss the upcoming vote for a one cent tax to help schools. Dr. Joe Rives from Western Illinois University talks about expansion plans for the Quad City campus.

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4/02/2015

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March 2015

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Lawrence Bay (referendum opponent) and Mike Thoms (referendum supporter) discuss the upcoming vote for a one cent tax to help schools. Dr. Joe Rives from Western Illinois University talks about expansion plans for the Quad City campus.

 

3/19/2015

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Nancy Johnson, AARP Driver Safety Instructor talks about how to talk with seniors regarding their driving habits and when/if they should stop. Nikki Jones and Ellis Kell from the River Music Experience discuss their fundraising efforts for the RME (River Music Experience) and upcoming programs for children.

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3/26/2015

518

Bill Albracht, author of Abandoned in Hell and a former Secret Service Agent joins Jim to discuss the Secret Service today and his book. Royal Neighbors President Cynthia Tidwell discusses special insurance for women with cancer.

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3/19/2015

516

Tina McDermott (Cannabis Oil Advocate) and Monta Ponsetto (Epilepsy Foundation Director) discuss the upcoming Iowa trials for the treatment of epilepsy with Cannabis oil. George Eaton, Rock Island Arsenal historian talks about his new book Rock Island Arsenal.

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3/05/2015

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February 2015

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Kendra Mulcahy of the Handicapped Development Center talks about the ramifications of using the "r" word. Donna Young from Isabel Bloom discusses the newest statuettes and the inspiration behind them.

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2/26/2015

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Kenny Wheeler of Western Illinois University discusses the options students have for financial aid. Ashley Ally, founder of UNITY talks about the upcoming Unity Conference happening at Western Illinois University.

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2/19/2015

513

Kent Pilcher and Daniel Joiner discuss the regional vision for the Quad Cities. Steven March-Torme (vocalist) and Brian Doninger, Muscatine Symphony Music Director talk about their Valentine's Day concert.

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2/12/2015

512

St. Ambrose Transportation Economist Dr. Greg Bereskin talks about the recent lowering gas prices and Iowa's decision to try and raise gas taxes to fund infrastructure. Len Guldenpfenning and Brian Kingsbury discuss the upcoming Frozen Fat Fondo Festival and their fat tire biking group.

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2/05/2015

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January 2015

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Dixon Novi and Dean Mathias of the Quad City Bicycle Club talk about RAGBRAI coming to Davenport later this year. Steve Meersman Rock Island County Supervisor discusses the future of Hope Creek.

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1/29/2015

510

Rock Island County Supervisors Don Johnston and Drue Mielke discuss the change in funding for Hope Creek. Ryan Saddler, Chairman of the Martin Luther King Task Force discusses the new park honoring Dr. King.

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1/22/2015

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Dr. Jay Morrow, Superintendent United Township and Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Superintendent Rock Island/Milan discuss school funding and how it may change under the new Illinois Governor. Tammy and Kelly Rundle discuss Letters Home to Hero Street a documentary produced in conjunction with WQPT.

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1/15/2015

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Senator Charles Grassley talks with Jim Mertens via satellite. WQPT's Lora Adams chats with Les Miserable Director, Jerry Jay Cranford at Circa 21.

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1/08/2015

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Illinois Senator-elect Neil Anderson of Rock Island talks about his agenda as he begins his political career. Scott Hock, Davenport Parks Director discusses what is happening within the department.

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1/01/2015

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December 2014

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Mike Schulz, River Cities' Reader Movie Critic and Thom White, Theatre Critic take a look back at 2014. John Snow of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum discusses the museum and the upcoming exhibits.

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12/25/2014

505

Investment advisor John Miller discusses how to review your portfolio before the end of the year. Rick Harris of Bootleg Hill Honey Meads talks about his new venture creating Mead.

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12/18/2014

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Retiring Riverboat Development Authority President Mary Ellen Chamberlin talks about her time heading the Riverboat Development Authority. Tristan Tapscott, Artistic Director/Producer of The District Theatre talks about "A Christmas Carol" and the upcoming season.

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12/11/2014

503

Liz Sherwin, from the Rock Island County NAACP and Reverend Rogers Kirk of the Third Missionary Baptist Church discuss the aftermath of the riots and grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri and whether or not we could face the same issues. Joedy Cook, Executive Director of Ballet Quad Cities talks about the upcoming holiday performances of "The Nutcracker."

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12/04/2014

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November 2014

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Carmen Darland, Quad City Arts Executive Director, discusses Festival of Trees and the impact the acts make on the local economy. Jamie McKenzie of the Better Business Bureau talks about holiday scams and what to look for to keep your pocket book safe.

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11/27/2014

501

Megan Schoff, Quad City Arts Special Events Director and Festival of Trees Co-Chairperson Jos Welshones discuss this year's festival. WQPT's Lora Adams discusses the upcoming documentary Letters Home to Hero Street.

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11/20/2014

452

Mike Malmstrom, Lane Evans' Guardian and Lane Evans' Biographer Devin Hansen look back at the life of Congressman Lane Evans who died November 5, 2014. Plus, Nikki Melody of the Parkinson's Action Network talks about the disease and efforts to find a cure.

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11/13/2014

451

Bill Bloom, Rock Island County Republican Chairman and Doug House, Rock Island Country Chairman Democrats sit down to discuss the outcome of the mid-term elections. Also, Chris Rice, Quad City Rain Forest talks about the new endeavor to raise food.

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11/06/2014

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October 2014

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Dr. Stephen Rasmus, Genesis Sleep Center Medical Directors talks about sleep apnea. Todd Zachary, Rivermont Collegiate headmaster discusses the upcoming Military Workforce Symposium.

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10/30/2014

449

Jim talks with Theresa Berg of the Rock Island County Health Department about Ebola. Tony Singh, VP Merrill Lynch talks about his 500 mile trek to raise money to help the bee population. Barry Gallagher talks about his program "In From The Cold."

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10/23/2014

448

Election Special 2014: Cheri Bustos (D) sits down for an in-depth conversation with host Jim Mertens.

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10/16/2014

447

Election Special 2014: Dave Loebsack (D) sits down for an in-depth conversation with host Jim Mertens.

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10/09/2014

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Election Special 2014: Bobby Schilling (R) sits down for an in-depth conversation with host Jim Mertens.

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10/02/2014

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September 2014

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Election Special 2014: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) sits down for an in-depth conversation with host Jim Mertens.

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9/25/2014

444

Theresa Davies (Rock Island County Health Department) discusses the upcoming flu season and the preventative measures, as well as a virus now affecting young children. Barbara Sandburg (Moline Preservation Society) talks about moving the Moline Train Depot. Plus Joe Moreno discusses the upcoming Quad Cities Marathon.

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9/18/2014

443

Thom Cornelis, KWQC-TV sportscaster talks about his September 16 retirement after a 40 year career. Jennie Swanson from the Riverssance Fine Arts Fair discusses the upcoming event in Lindsay Park. Amy Jones of the Davenport Jaycees brings us up-to-date on the 14th annual Brew Ha Ha.

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9/11/2014

442

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Early sit down with Jim to talk about the Grand Opening of Phase Two of the Western Illinois University–Quad Cities campus.

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9/04/2014

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August 2014

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Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton sits down with Jim to discuss how polling actually works. Plus QC Chamber of Commerce President Tara Barney.

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8/28/2014

440

Dr. Joe Rives and Bill Brewer of Western Illinois University discuss the opening of Phase 2 of the riverfront campus.

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8/21/2014

439

Rock Island County Supervisors Don Johnston and Drue Miehlke talk about projects and issues facing the board. Sally Ferguson of the Rock Island Soil and Water Conservation. Jeff and A.J. Boeh of the Quad City Polo Club discuss their upcoming event.

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8/14/2014

438

Rock Island mayor Dennis Pauley and Brian Hollenback of Renaissance Rock Island talk about transforming Rock Island. Tim Gillam of River Action brings us up-to-date on Floatzilla. Music by Maureen Carter and Busted Chandeliers.

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8/07/2014

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July 2014

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Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh and Brandy Welvaert of Scott County Waste Commission talk about clean up efforts. Tug Fest Co-Presidents Kari Long and Tammy Knapp discuss the annual tug-of-war across the Mississippi.

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7/31/2014

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Robert Peppers of the Friends of Credit Island and Davenport Parks along with Scott Hock talk about the state of the parks after the spring floods and special events planned at the venues. Josh Duffee, Bix Jazz Festival Director discusses the upcoming festival.

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7/24/2014

435

Quad City Arts' Jessi Black talks about the public art displays created by students and we re-air our interview with Dave Jamison about housing in our the region. Margot Hary of King's Harvest about their new no-kill animal shelter.

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7/17/2014

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2014 John Deere Classic Chairman Brian Kardell and Birdies for Charity Director Kristy Ketcham Jackson talk about the annual golf tournament. Staff Sergeant Brian Hopson talks about the Best Warrior competition where he took honors as NCO of the Year.

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7/10/2014

433

Bruce Walters and J Douglas Miller talk about their new film Red Hot Jazz. Talk show host Whitney Reynolds discusse her new program airing on WQPT.

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7/03/2014

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June 2014

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Nicole Carkner of the QC Health Initiative talks about helping Quad Citiians to become healthier. Karen McFarland of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival discusses the upcoming music festival.

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6/25/2014

431

Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek and Rock Island County Supervisor Scott Terry discuss the No Confidence vote against Mr. Banaszek. Margot Hary of King's Harvest discusses the new no-kill animal shelter they are opening.

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6/19/2014

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Former Iowa State Senator Maggie Tinsman talks about the 50/50 by 2020 organization working to have more women running for office in Iowa. Ellis Kell and Deb Sandry Powers (River Music Experience (RME) CEO) discuss the 10th Anniversary of RME.

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5/12/2014

429

Illinois State Representatives Pat Verschoore Rock Island and Mike Smiddy discuss the recently completed Illinois Legislative Session and what was accomplished and what is still on the table. Marc Ciemiewicz who portrays "Tevye" in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Circa '21 discusses the role and the 50th anniversary of the show.

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6/05/2014

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May 2014

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Bill Bloom, Rock Island County Republicans and Doug House, Rock Island County Democrats discuss upcoming elections and topics of interest to both parties. Celie Donohue of the Center for Belgian Culture talks about keeping our heritage alive.

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5/29/2014

427

Greg Wilson and Kevin Walker talk about Operation Life Preserver, collecting the stories from World War II, Korean, and Vietnam war veterans. Michael Becker of Backwater Gamblers discusses the new season opening Memorial Weekend. Tristan Tapscott of District Theatre talks about the new season and new musical opening this weekend.

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5/22/2014

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Dr. Joe Rives, Western Illinois University and Dr. Dennis Marchiori, Palmer College of Chiropractic talk about the new partnership between the two universities. CASI Chief Executive Officer Laura Kopp, and Beverly Lamb of Alternatives Protective Services discuss the latest information available for seniors.

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5/15/2014

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Iowa Representative Linda Miller (Bettendorf) discusses Iowa's last legislative session. Musician David G. Smith and Mary Lour Reiter-Kean discuss his song dedicated to her daughter "Ariel" and the rare form of autism she has. Michelle Smyth of the Quad City Autism Center talks about various therapy's for children with autism.

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5/08/2014

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Dr. Jack Thomas, Western Illinois University President stops by to discuss Phase 2 of the WIU Riverfront campus. Pat Halverson, Beaux Arts Fair and Tim Schiffer of the Figge Art Museum talk about the upcoming Beaux Arts Fair.

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5/01/2014

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April 2014

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Chris Baker and Joshua Schipp talk about the upcoming referendum for Hope Creek Center, and their efforts through KISS Hope Creek Center. Rebekah Wharton and Laura Spencer discuss Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Brandy Wehlvert of the Waste Commission of Scott County talks about the "I Live Here" campaign.

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4/24/2014

422

Bishop Martin Amos of the Catholic Diocese of Davenport talks about the Easter season and what it means to millions. Natalie Doyle of the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education discusses the Ready to Learn Conference.

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4/17/2014

421

Angie Kendall and Loretta Wuerdeman of the Child Abuse Council discusses the new report—"Kids Count" about children living in poverty. Lisa Williams of the Moline Public Library talks about their "Changing America" and accompanying "Created Equal" film series and exhibit.

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4/10/2014

420

Cokie Roberts, political correspondent and author visits the Quad Cities as the keynote speaker at a WVIK event. Jay Pearce, WVIK General Manager talks about the changes at the (WVIK) station.

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4/03/2014

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March 2014

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Western Illinois University history professor Dr. Scott Palmer author of "Dictatorship of the Air," talks about the current state of Russia. Learn more about the Iowa Finance Authority new rental housing locator service called IowaHousingSearch.org with Dave Jamison. Kelly Pulford from SafePath Survivor Resources of Family Resources talks about the event "Take Back the Night."

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3/27/2014

418

Dr. David Moyer, Moline School Superintendent and Doug House, Moline Municipal Services Manager talk about the referendum that was defeated that would have funded school infrastructure. Phil Bonello of National Cart Marketing talks about an interesting way to advertise on garbage cans. Jennifer Kerr of the Arsenal Family Advocacy Program discusses the upcoming "Youth Expo."

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3/20/2014

417

Amanda Crowell from UnityPoint Health Trinity discusses the upcoming deadline to apply for the Affordable Care Act. DeAnne Bloomberg of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau talks about the upcoming Women in Agriculture Conference.

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3/13/2014

416

Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Rock Island/Milan Superintendent and Sarah Bohnsack, Co-chair of "YES Makes Sense for Students" talk about the upcoming vote for a one cent tax to help fund school infrastructure expenses. Kim Findlay, President of the Putnam Museum and Nichole Myles discuss the newest exhibit at the museum titled CSI.

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3/06/2014

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February 2014

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Iowa Senator Charles Grassley talks about the farm bill; Edward Snowdon and the Affordable Care Act. Jerry Jones of United Way of the Quad Cities and Jane Bahls of Operation READ discuss the reading program.

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2/27/2014

414

Genesis Medical Center Governmental Relations Specialis, Austin Bird talks about the Affordable Care Act. Major Terry Saul of the First Army headquartered on Arsenal Island discusses his recent speech titled "The High Cost of Freedom."

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2/20/2014

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Illinois State Representative Mike Smiddy discusses the current legislative session, particularly a new law to keep sex offenders out of fairs. The 50th anniversary of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan is talked about in a visit with Louise Harrison, George Harrison's sister.

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2/13/2014

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Alex Hall Western Illinois University Financial Aid Advisor and Jeannine Ingelson of Scott Community College discuss how to make college affordable. Julie Gelaude from Black Hawk College talks about diversity in our road crews.

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2/06/2014

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January 2014

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Ray Wolf and Maren Stoflet of the National Weather Service talk about our winter weather and the possibility of spring flooding. Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Tim Tolliver talks about their programs and new building.

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1/30/2014

410

Illinois' new concealed carry law is discussed with guests Sheriff Jeffrey Boyd and Tim Baldwin of Quad City Shooting Sports. Ballet Quad Cities Executive Director, Joedy Cook and dancer Emily Long talk about upcoming performances of the area ballet company.

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1/23/2014

409

Phil Banaszek, Chairman of the Rock Island County Board and Don Johnston, Supervisor of Rock Island County talk about the Rock Island Courthouse and budget. Ryan Collins of the Midwest Writing Center discusses the projects and events at the writing center.

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1/16/2014

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Mary Ellen Chamberlin, Riverboat Development Authority President and Chairman Carol Sommer talk about the new casino. Samantha Heilig a Corps of Engineers Park Ranger discusses the Eagle count along the Mississippi River.

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1/09/2014

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