The Great Quad Cities Listen
By WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
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For nearly two centuries, Quad Citizens have here come here from all over the world and from all walks of life. The Great Quad Cities Listen is an attempt to collect and share all of our many diverse stories. By sharing our stories with one another, we hope to not only gain in civic pride, but more than this build connections and create a more compassionate Quad Cities. These stories will be shared with StoryCorps and archived in the Library of Congress. StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
||Clean'Black Students Didn't Feel Like They Had A Voice'||Joy and Gaye Shannon were new to the Quad Cities when they became students at Rock Island High School in the early 1970s. It was a time when political tension and unfair treatment of African American students persisted in schools. In 1972, this angst||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'That's When I First Knew That I Found My Forever Family'||Rock Island High School juniors Amber and Amy Haskill were separated by the foster system for four years, forced to live with separate families. The twins doubted they would ever get to live with each other again, let alone be adopted before they turned||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVisiting North Korea, Surrounded By 'Men With Scary Guns'||Of the more than 30 countries that Davenport native and resident Brendan Iglehart has visited, perhaps none is more shrouded in secrecy than North Korea.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Do You Know The Muffin Man?'||Katey Irwin Kiley invited her mother, Rosemary Irwin, of Austin, Texas, to the studios of WVIK to ask why she and her husband chose to move to Davenport over Rockford and Kansas City in the 1960s.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Way Leads On To Way'||Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Classroom Did Feel Like A Family'||Margarita Mojica had Juan Valtierra as a student in her ELL (English Language Learners) classroom several years ago. Now 23, Juan joins Margarita to share part of his story for the Great Quad Cities Listen.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'I Had A Profession That I Dearly Loved'||Rick Miers taught social studies and history for 36 years–30 of them were spent at Rock Island High School. He discusses his career with Dave Geenen for The Great Quad Cities Listen.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Hampton Was A Good Place To Be A Kid'||Sisters Juanita Farmer and Betty Pfau talk with Juanita's daughter, Linda Johnson, about growing up in Hampton, Illinois as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Life Continues And It's Beautiful'||Greg Aguilar and his mother, Elvia, recorded their Great Quad Cities Listen interview at the Boys and Girls Club in Moline during Mercado on Fifth.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'I Seem To Be Hypnotized By The Mississippi'||Dick Stahl talks talks to his wife, Helen, about his lifelong infatuation with the Mississippi River as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'It's The First Time That I Ever Called My Grandfather Schaefer, Grandpa'||Ellen and David Martin join The Great Quad Cities Listen to discuss Ellen's family history in the Quad Cities area.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing 'The Great Quad Cities Listen'||The star of WVIK's newest podcast is you!||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|