Why QC?

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Is there something about the Quad Cities you've always wanted to know?  Something you've always wondered about?  Ask WVIK's Renata Sago and the WVIK Newsroom, your unanswered questions and we'll seek out the answers.  Email us at why@wvik.org or on twitter at #whyqc.

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Why does the Mississippi River flow east to west through the Quad Cities, instead of north to south?

submitted / City of East Moline

East Moline is east of Moline. That, we know. But how exactly did East Moline get its name?


What do the founder of Palmer College of Chiropractic, the Rock Island Arsenal, and your backyard have in common? Black squirrels.

When NPR listeners tune into national programs, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, they hear stories from national reporters like Nina Totenberg, and from reporters at member stations.

But how do member stations and NPR work together to deliver stories to the national audience?


For almost 100 years, a hot fudge sundae has drawn local residents and tourists to Lagomarcino's ice cream parlors in the Quad Cities. But what's the secret recipe?

In this week's "Why, QC?" Renata Sago tries to track it down. 

WVIK, WHBF, KWQC...we tune in everyday. But where do these call letters come from? In this week's "Why, QC," Renata Sago has more.  

WVIK Staff

The Sylvan Island Bridge leads to historic Sylvan Island, where residents and tourists bike, run, hike, and picnic. 

The bridge has been closed for the past year, blocking access to the island. 
In this segment, WVIK's Renata Sago speaks with Rodd Schick of the Moline Parks & Recreation Department about when the Sylvan Island Bridge will reopen.