Boys To Men: Brothers Reflect On Youth Spent in Bethany's Programs
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17 years ago, Dimetrius and Demetriyone Singleton met Mary Ann McLeod in Bethany's Boys to Men program as United Township High School students. Now they run the Quad Cities Blue Raiders non-profit basketball organization. They credit their passion for giving back to Quad Cities youth to Mary Ann's guidance and Bethany's programs ..read more
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'The Quad City Magician' Who Found His Passion While Working At A Special-Needs Group Home
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Davenport-based magician T.J. Regul, who goes by the stage name "The Quad City Magician," found his passion for magic while working at a group home for special-needs children in the Chicago suburbs ..read more
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'Well Suited' To Make A Difference: R.I. Woman Shares Story Of Mentorship Program
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Tracy White founded Well Suited QC, a mentorship program that brings together African-American boys and teenagers from disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Quad Cities with African-American men. The mentors share not only advice, but hope: many of the men found themselves in difficult life situations in their childhoods, just like the boys in the group ..read more
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Reflecting On Seven Years Of Publishing A Magazine 'For Girls, By Girls'
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When Jasmine Babers was a sophomore at Rock Island High School, she founded Love, Girls Magazine, a quarterly publication "for girls, by girls", in which girls and young women age 13 to 22 do all of the writing and photography for an audience of their peers ..read more
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Whitey's Will Be Missed: Exchange Students Reflect On A Year In The QC
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As a coordinator for Iowa Resource for International Service, Emerald Johnson helps place high school exchange students with families in the Quad Cities. Two such students from the past school year were Meghann Hall from South Africa and Hooria Tariq from Pakistan. The three spoke at the studios of WVIK as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen to talk about the students' experiences learning about American—and Quad Cities—culture ..read more
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Under Nazi Occupation, Aiding The Resistance Without Even Knowing It
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Moline resident Nick Huyten grew up under Nazi occupation in Holland for the first few years of his life. Nick was interviewed by his daughter, Tonya, for The Great Quad Cities Listen at the studios of WVIK to share his childhood memories ..read more
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'Black Students Didn't Feel Like They Had A Voice'
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Joy and Gaye Shannon were new to the Quad Cities when they became students at Rock Island High School in the early 1970s ..read more
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'Do You Know The Muffin Man?'
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Katey Irwin Kiley invited her mother, Rosemary Irwin, of Austin, Texas, to the studios of WVIK to ask why she and her husband chose to move to Davenport over Rockford and Kansas City in the 1960s ..read more
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'Way Leads On To Way'
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Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson ..read more
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'The Classroom Did Feel Like A Family'
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Margarita Mojica had Juan Valtierra as a student in her ELL (English Language Learners) classroom several years ago. Now 23, Juan joins Margarita to share part of his story for the Great Quad Cities Listen ..read more
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