Midwest Week

Fridays at 6:20 PM

A Friday feature at 6:20 PM, during All Things Considered,  that reviews the major stories with the reporters who covered them.

Western Illinois University

On Midwest Week, what is the future of Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities ? Why are some local leaders thinking about replacing the university ?

Herb Trix's guest is Barb Ickes, reporter and columnist for the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

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

On Midwest Week, this year's debate over Iowa's bottle bill - will it survive another year?

Herb Trix's guest is James Lynch, reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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

Tyson Foods

On Midwest Week, one year after the pandemic began in the midwest, a look at its impact on meatpacking plants and workers.

Herb Trix's guest is Sydney Czyzon, reporter for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

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

On Midwest Week, what impact has COVID-19 had on local law enforcement.

Herb Trix's guest is Emily Andersen, reporter for the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

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

State of Iowa

On Midwest Week, the Iowa legislature focuses on education, including state aid, school choice, and returning to full-time in-person classes.

Herb Trix's guest is Grant Gerlock, reporter for Iowa Public Radio.

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

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, no criminal charges will be filed in connection with a deadly disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home.

Herb Trix's guest is Tony Arnold, reporter for WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio.

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

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, the governor of Illinois presents his budget proposals for next year and their possible impact on state residents and businesses.

Herb Trix's guest is Hannah Meisel, statehouse reporter in Springfield for Illinois Public Radio.

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

WVIK News

On Midwest Week, the relationship between Moline city staff and some private developers - has the city been well-served ?

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

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

WIU Hires New President

Feb 5, 2021

On Midwest Week, Western Illinois University chooses a new president and works to boost enrollment.

Herb Trix's guest is Rich Egger, news director for Tri-States Public Radio in Macomb.

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

On Midwest Week, a progress report on the Iowa legislature, as it considers bills on school choice, school attendance, guns, and abortion.

Herb Trix's guest is Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises Bureau Chief in Des Moines, and his work appears here in the Quad City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

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

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