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Emergency Dispatch Upgrade for the QC

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a dispatcher at the Scott Emergency Communications Center in Davenport

On Midwest Week, local officials work on plans for a regional, emergency dispatch system for the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities.

Herb Trix's guest is Jennifer Dewitt, reporter for the Quad City Times.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.