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August 2013

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341

WQPT's own Lora Adams filled in for Jim Mertens and interviewed Uriel Lynn, President of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce to talk about trade between the United States and Israel. The annual Run with Carl was discussed with publicity chairperson, Jamie Lange and Carl’s brother, Craig Shillig.

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8/29/2013

340

Rock Island County Chairman, Phil Banaszek talks about the current challenges facing the Rock Island County Board and QC Unity Founder, Ashley Allen discusses the second year of the festival/conference coming next month.

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8/22/2013

339

Dr. Claudia Frye of Unity Point Clinic-Pediatrics talks about the shots children need to attend school. Jerry Jones of the United Way of the Quad Cities discusses their upcoming fund-raising. Jeff DeLeon from The Establishment Theater and Jeff Adamson of Comedy Sportz talk about the laughs coming to the Rock Island Theatre.

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8/15/2013

338

Brigadier General Kristin French, Joint Munitions Commander on the Arsenal talks about her new duties and what is happening at the Arsenal. Kirk Marske from Career Cruising Quad Cities brings us up to date on their efforts to educate kids about their career path.

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8/8/2013

337

Western Illinois Universities Board of Trustee members Carolyn Ehlert Fuller and Roger Clawson discuss the future of the university here in the Quad Cities. Missy Knott from the Bettendorf YMCA and Tony Fuhrmeister of Hy-Vee brings us up to date on a race for young triathletes.

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8/1/2013

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July 2013

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336

Josh Duffee, Music Director for the Bix Jazz Festival talks about the festivities planned for the four day event. Tristan Tapscott, Artistic Director for The District Theatre discusses changes at the theatre and their new season starting with “12 Angry Men.”

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7/25/2013

335

Marc Heinzman, Director at the Niabi Zoo, talks about the relocation of the elephants. Rep. Mike Smiddy (D) Hillsdale, stops by to talk about the last legislative session in Illinois and Michelle Juehring from the Bix 7 Expo fills us in on the Expo taking place during the Bix 7 run.

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7/18/2013

334

Rock Island County Farm Bureau director DeAnne Bloomberg, Iowa State University Farm Specialist Jim Jensen and Scott County farmer Glen Keppy discuss this year's farm conditions and the House Farm Bill. Delores Westbrook Tingle talks about the CBW Gospel Music Camp coming up next week on the Augustana campus.

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7/11/2013

333

Davenport Police Department Chief Frank Donchez, Jr., Vera Kelly from the Davenport NAACP and Dr. Chris Barnum from St. Ambrose University discuss the recently completed survey about arrests in the African American community. Ouro Agoro and Ed Hanna of Quad City AIR talk about a special event.

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7/4/2013

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June 2013

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332

Mike Stein from the Rock Island Co. Republican Party discusses issues the party is pursuing. Karen McFarland of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society talks about the blues festival. Daniel Sheridan, "A Green River" Director and Aaron Randolph III, "A Green River" Playwright talk about the world premiere of this new play dealing with veterans with PTSD.

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6/27/2013

331

Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities executive director Michael Woods, Jesse Hoyt from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and Augustana College's Director of Multicultural Services Greg Aguilar talk about immigration reform. Brett Hitchcock discusses the new season at Circa 21’ as they celebrate 37 years in business.

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6/20/2013

330

Liz Gilman, "Produce Iowa" Executive Director talks about the new initiative to bring Hollywood to the heartland. The annual Quad City Air Show is coming up and founder Ken Hopper brings us up to date on the event and Shirleen Martin talks about the celebration called Quad Cities Juneteenth.

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6/13/2013

329

Scott County Family YMCA Chief Executive Officer Brad Martell talks about the YMCA teaming up with the City of Davenport, and the school district for the ACES program. Cathy Brennan-Betar, area director of the Special Olympics of Illinois discusses the Summer Olympic Games being held in June.

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6/6/2013

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May 2013

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328

Iowa State Representative Phyllis Thede discusses the recently completed legislative session. Dr. Donald McLean and Ann Rowson Love of Western Illinois University talk about the upcoming event for non-traditional students. Dougal Nelson discusses the latest Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity news.

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5/30/2013

327

Keith Bustos of River Action and Jennifer Garrity from Metro Link talk about summer events happening in and along the Mississippi River. Plus, Donnie Miller, Director of the Criterium Races talks about the upcoming event.

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5/23/2013

326

Samantha Heilig of the US Army Corp. of Engineers discusses the flood waters in the Quad Cities. Ellis Kell of River Music Experience and Laura McCaulley of the QC Community Children’s Choir talk about the upcoming choir program at RME. Joyce Godwin Grubbs discuses a class on writing memoirs at Midwest Writing Center.

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5/16/2013

325

Quad City Renaissance man, Don Wooten talks about his long career. Learn more about "The Amazing Race of the Quad Cities" from Brandon Rasko, one of the organizers.

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5/9/2013

324

Ray Wolf of the National Weather Service discusses our recent rains. Meet Mary Pruess, WQPT's new General Manager. Daniel and Jessica Sheridan of Davenport's Junior Theatre talk about their newest production of "Jungle Book" and the mask making that was involved in creating the caricatures.

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5/2/2013

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April 2013

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Michelle Neels Scheper from the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and Don Healy of Western Illinois University discuss the American's With Disabilities Act. Donna Young from Isabel Bloom talks about the upcoming Village in Bloom festival. Shea Doyle talks about the Playwrights Festival.

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4/25/2013

322

Happy Joe's founder Joe Whittey talks about his life and his new book. Cesar Millan, dog trainer, discusses being "leader of the pack."

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4/18/2013

321

The River Bandits Harold Craw and Stefanie Brown discuss the current baseball season. Monta Ponsetto discusses the upcoming Quad Cities Epilepsy Walk. Kassie Daly, Western Illinois University–Quad Cities, Assistant Director of Admissions talks about the open house at the Riverfront Campus for new students.

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4/11/2013

320

Phil Banaszek, Rock Island County Board Chairman and Judge Jeffrey O'Connor, 14th Judicial Circuit Court discuss a referendum to give the Rock Island board more leverage to raise money to build a new court house. Daniel Malachuk, Western Illinois University, Quad Cities Associate Professor discusses the upcoming series "America's Music."

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4/4/2013

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March 2013

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319

Rock Island Mayoral candidates, (Rick Casinni, David Levin and incumbent Mayor Dennis Pauley), talk about the issues facing the City of Rock Island, including development near Jumer's and 11th Street.

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3/28/2013

318

Dr. Jennifer Caudle is interviewed about her program “Stop Bullying with Dr. Jennifer Caudle.” Cynthia Tidwell, CEO and President of Royal Neighbors of America talks about Women’s History Month and the need for many women to be better financial planners.

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3/21/2013

317

Trinity Health Systems nutritionists talk about making wellness resolutions and keeping them. Anne Wachal of Churches United talks about their hunger challenge. Kelly Lao talks about what is coming up at the German-American Heritage Center.

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3/14/2013

316

Nicolas Foss and Megan Vance of the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Service talk about identifying and treating gambling addiction. St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade Chairperson, Julie Walton talks about the only bi-state parade in the nation.

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3/7/2013

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February 2013

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Iowa Senator Charles Grassley talks about the sequester. Charla K Pratt and Curtis M Williams, Western Illinois University discuss financial aid opportunities for incoming and current students.

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2/28/2013

314

Chris Lopez, Moline Schools Dean of Students and Bruce Schwarz, Bettendorf Liaison Officer talk with about the Alice program and school safety. Dave Layton, representing the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) talks about their new relationship with Western Illinois University.

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2/21/2013

313

Angie Kendall of the Child Abuse Council and Jamie Lange, Interim WQPT General Manager discuss the Stop Bullying initiative. Additional guest include Ryan Collins from the Midwest Writing Center, and Amy Pearson.

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2/14/2013

312

Cole O'Donnell, East Moline City Administrator talks about development in East Moline. Natalie Dunlop from the Figge Art Museum discusses Fat Tuesday Chef events at the museum. Plus Missy Gowey of the Genesis Health Services Foundation.

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2/7/2013

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January 2013

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Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent of the Davenport School System talks about the school budget, school safety and more, while Joy Boruff of the Moline Foundation invites the community to share their ideas on how to utilize the Moline Riverfront in a series of community conversations for River Vision 2020.

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1/31/2013

310

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad talks about his agenda. Jason Gilliland of the Downtown Davenport Partnership introduces the newest wintertime event in Davenport, Icestravaganza. Jane Bahls invites our community to a fund raiser for Winnies Place.

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1/24/2013

309

Illinois Senator Mike Jacobs, Illinois Representative Mike Smiddy and Illinois Representative Pat Verschoore discuss the new legislative session. Jessica Waytenick of the QC Convention and Tourism Bureau and Kristen Veto from the John Deere Pavilion discuss “Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard.”

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1/17/2013

308

Kelli Grubbs and Mary Ellen Chamberlin representing the Davenport Casino Board talk about the plans presented by three developers to operate a new casino off the Mississippi River.

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1/10/2013

307

Illinois Representative Bobby Schilling discusses his two years in Washington D.C. representing the 17th District in Illinois. Lora Adams from WQPT talks about the stations upcoming gala, Champagne on the Rocks. Music by Danika Holmes.

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1/03/2013

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