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.

School Funding Revolt

Mar 27, 2015

The Davenport School District asks why it has to cut programs and staff when reserve funds could be used. And why it can't spend as much as neighboroing districts.

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Linda Cook, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

Peoria Journal Star

What happened to central Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who announced his resignation this week.      On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Chris Kaergard, political reporter for the Peoria Journal Star.The program also plays each Friday on WVIK at 6:50 pm, during All Things Considered.   

Train Derailment Followup

Mar 13, 2015
Dubuque Telegraph Herald

On Midwest Week, following-up on last week's crude oil train derailment in northwestern Illinois.

What is "Net Neutrality"

Mar 6, 2015

What is net neutrality and why should we care ?

Lee Enterprises

Nearly halfway through its session, how is the Iowa legislature doing ? What progress has it made and what are the major controversies so far ?

Rauner's First Budget

Feb 20, 2015
Illinois Public Radio

This week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner presented his first budget to the General Assembly. 

Quad City Times

This week on Midwest Week, a fight over open records and city spending in Davenport, goes to court.

Oscar Preview

Feb 6, 2015
River Cities Reader

On Midwest Week, a local movie critic handicaps this year's Oscar nominations.


On Midwest Week, a national reporter for NPR who's covered Newtown, Ferguson, and many other major stories, visits the Quad Cities.

Illinois Public Radio

Does a new administration in Springfield mean a "brand new day" for Illinois government ?