Quad City Forum

Quad City Forum

Want to know what's going on in the Quad Cities? This weekly podcast will clue you in!

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July 25, 2021 25 min
Guests include Melissa Carlson from Families Helping Families, Raymond Sidell from Together We Achieve, Kelly Craft from Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, and Tristan Tapscott from Circa 21
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Maggie Oates and Courtney Long…they are the band directors at Davenport West High School. The band there has been invited to perform on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for the 100th birthday celebration of the memorial. They were the ONLY band selected in the state of Iowa and have a lot of fundraising to do, so the kids don’t have to pay their own way on the trip.
Shari Hoegerle of Impact Life, formerly Missi...
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July 22, 2021 24 min
Guests this week include Detective John Leach from Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities, Liz Corn from King’s Harvest Shelter, PLUS a discussion about events happening on Sunday, including the John Deere Classic, QC Botanical Center, and Relay For Life.
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July 6, 2021 23 min
Iowa Works (most people think of this as the unemployment office)…there is an influx of jobs in Iowa and employers are desperately seeking qualified workers. Families Helping Families of Iowa discussed some of their upcoming programs in the month of July. Nahant Marsh discussed Summer camps and field trips and the importance of educating the public about the importance of Nahant Marsh to the eco-system in the Mississippi River as w...
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July 6, 2021 21 min
US Cellular on $100,000 donation to Donors Choose 2021 STEM Education program. Trish Burnett from the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities. Chris Schneider from the Alzheimer's Foundation about a virtual event for Iowans coming up June 30th.
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July 6, 2021 24 min
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 Ray Hamilton talks about a play about Rocky Bleier, an injured Vietnam Vet who worked his way up to being an NFL running back. Proceeds from the play benefited Chapter 299 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Noah Trusdell of River Action talks about some of the other Summer programs they’re holding to help educate the public about water conservation and our Mississippi River.
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Marilyn McCalister with the QC Missing Persons Network discusses the “Doin’ It For David Ride” to raise money and awareness. Michael Holzem with WP Beverage (Pepsi) discusses some scholarships that they’re handing out. Chris Schneider of the Alzheimers Foundation discusses a virtual event coming up on June 30th.
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Sharee Hogerl from Impact Life of the Quad Cities…formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Christina McNamara-Schmidt, Development Manager for NAMI…they’ve got a walk for mental health awareness coming up in September that we’ll be sponsoring. Michael Holzem with WP Beverage (Pepsi) about some scholarships that they’re handing out
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Pam Lynch from Gigi’s Playhouse talks about their 5K Fun Run, which raises money to help kids dealing with Down Syndrome. Amy Loving from the Nahant Marsh in Davenport talks about the importance of marshes and wetlands to the overall ecosystem of the Mississippi River. Christie Adamson from Humility Homes & Services talks about a hygiene drive to help those less fortunate.
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Kelly Craft of Gilda's Club Quad Cities talks about how Gilda’s Club helps the patient and the family when dealing with cancer. Noah Trusdell of River Action talks about some of the water conservation projects that River Action is part of. Claire Peterson of the John Deere Classic talks about plans for this year’s PGA golf tournament in Silvis, Illinois, and how they plan to address COVID issues with the massive crowds that at...
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Cathy Brandt of the American Heart Association talks about the QC Heart Walk coming up June 12. Stacey Dutton from the American Cancer Society of the Quad Cities talks about the upcoming Relay for Life.
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This week's guests include Stacy Teager, Community Services Director for the QC Animal Welfare Center in Milan, Illinois...and Claire Peterson, tournament director for the John Deere Classic Golf Tournament.
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Stacey Ballard from QC Paws (an animal rescue organization) talks about their Kitten Shower and Garage Sale fundraiser. Paige Underwood from the Quad City Botanical Center talks about programs for kids coming up this Summer. Noah Trusdell from River Action talks about Ride & Seek, Floatzilla, and Taming Of The Slough.
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Band director Maggie Oates and assistant band director Courtney Long discuss various fundraisers that the Davenport West High School Band is doing to raise money to play at the 100th birthday celebration of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., next year. Guests from the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District talk about their mission and programs that they have to raiser awareness about water conservation.
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Trish Burnett of The American Red Cross of the Quad Cities on their “Sound The Alarm” campaign. Paige Underwood from the Botanical Center in Rock Island talks about some of their Spring and Summer programs. Rich Hall talks about a fundraiser to help save the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
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Melissa Carlson from Families Helping Families on the tree fundraiser to re-plant all of the trees that were knocked down during the derecho in August of 2020. Shari Hogerl of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center talked about blood donation drives during the pandemic. Kelly Craft from Gilda’s Club Quad Cities on many of the different programs they have for families battling cancer.
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Sydne Oszfolk of Ducks Unlimited of the Quad Cities talks about their upcoming banquet and auction to raise money to support wetlands conservation. Kirby Marcure from Junior League of the Quad Cities discussed the impact Junior League has on women and leadership roles as well as volunteerism in the community.
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June 7, 2021 24 min
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