News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

The Cities - Pgm #1033

Jul 11, 2020


A protest against police brutality will be held in downtown Davenport tomorrow. Local residents are invited to bring signs and listen to speakers outside the Davenport Police Department. 

Three Seeds

Jul 10, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.    

I know a story about three magic seeds, far more powerful than Jack and his beans that grew up to the clouds.

National Weather Service

Every year in the United States, more than 600 people die from excessive heat. Dr. Dave Dierks, Emergency Room Medical Director for the Genesis Health System in Davenport, says that construction workers, landscapers, gardeners, and others working outside need to be careful in the heat. 

Oscar Wilde

Jul 9, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

No sooner had the dust of the Civil War settled than the fledgling cities around Rock Island decided to make something of themselves in this world. That meant not only business and industry, but culture.

Another World

Jul 8, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Have you been on so many vacations that you've seen it all?

Lagomarcino's has been in business in Moline since 1908, adding the Davenport location in 1997. Listen in on Beth and Tom Lagomarcino, current owners and grandchildren of the founder Angelo Lagomarcino, as they tell about how this great Quad Cities' tradition began.

Paying Attention

Jul 7, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Father Bonn was one of Rock Island's saints. He lived in a dark two-room basement apartment with a hot plate in a dying corner of Davenport, Iowa, across the river. He had retired from the priesthood, but often, from his small cupboard, he fed the hungry with rabbit stew, clothed the poor and uplifted the drowning in spirit.

Imagining Magellan

Jul 6, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Two years ago, January, I stood along the Straits of Magellan with a group of Rock Island college students traveling in South America.

The Cities - Pgm #1032

Jul 4, 2020