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A Renewable Energy Effort Ends in Rock Island

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On Midwest Week, why Rock Island has given up on using the Rock River to generate power.

Herb Trix's guest is Sarah Hayden, reporter for the Dispatch-Argus and the Quad City Times.
You can also hear Midwest 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.