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Rocky Horror, but with consent

We are thrilled to present our first episode for Pride Month, featuring a conversation with Calvin and T from Haus of Ruckus. Unfortunately, we are saddened to inform you that shortly after recording this episode, a tragic incident occurred—the collapse of the Davenport apartments. This building housed Mockingbird On Main, where Haus of Ruckus frequently performed.

We are deeply devastated by the fact that two of our beloved theater companies now find themselves without a home, suffering significant losses in terms of equipment and supplies. In the episode description, we have provided a link to the Haus of Ruckus Venmo account, along with other resources you can explore if you are willing and able to support these theaters in their recovery. Additionally, you will find information about a fundraiser production of their show, Funkyology, where all proceeds will be donated to the affected residents of this tragedy.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Please take care of one another, and have a happy Pride Month.

The "Unplugged" production of Funkyology will take place at the Blackbox Theatre in Moline. Doors open at 6:59 pm, and the show starts at 7:34 pm. Admission is by donation only, with all proceeds going to those affected.

Mockingbird On Main GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/71ddccc0

Haus Of Ruckus Venmo account: @HausOfRuckus

If you need help or would like to donate to support those displaced by the Davenport collapse, call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Donations to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund may be made online at https://www.qccommunityfoundation.org/

The River Bend Food Bank as well as The Salvation Army food pantry are taking donations, The Salvation Army is also accepting donations of clothing, supplies, and other goods.

Jaren Schoustra started at WVIK in the spring of 2022 as a producer. Jaren fell in love with radio in college where they started as an on-air talent and associate news director of the campus station at Indiana Wesleyan University. After graduating with a writing degree from Saint Ambrose in Davenport, they worked for the Quad Cities iHeartRadio stations, where you may have heard their voice in the afternoons on WLLR. Jaren has always worked as a sort of radio station "swiss army knife," and loves having their hands in a little bit of everything.