Rock Island Lines

Monday thru Friday 11 AM

A series of award-winning stories about our region's traditions, institutions, and people, past and present. Rock Island Lines is written and read by Roald Tweet, Professor Emeritus of English at Augustana College. The stories in these three-minute modules are rooted in a specific place; a "kidney-shaped limestone island plunked down in the middle of the Mississippi River." It's the logical site for a storyteller. It is from the rich heritage of our region that Tweet spins his histories, biographies, and "stretchers." Roald has spent much of his life travelling up and down the river, with forays overland, east and west, talking to the people, reading their journals, and enjoying the humor and history of America's heartland. His observations about life around Rock Island strike responsive chords across the region. It's a viewpoint that will enrich and enliven your day.

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Quad City Bank & Trust

Augustana College Professor Emeritus, Roald Tweet offers new Rock Island Lines on WVIK, Quad Cities NPR,  for the celebration of Dubuque Week, September 15-19, 2014.






Each day of the East West River Fest, Roald Tweet treated us to new editions of Rock Island Lines, especially written for the 3rd Annual East West Riverfest.