RiverWayStories now airing on WVIK 90.3 FM

River Action and WVIK 90.3 FM Augustana Public Radio are partnering to offer a new program – "RiverWayStories" – which airs each Saturday at 8:34 a.m. during the station's “Weekend Edition."

The three-minute on-air essays will cover a broad range of river-related topics, including environmental concerns, conservation efforts, history and recreation.

RiverWayStories is a collaboration between River Action and WVIK and is underwritten by the Singh Group of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

  • August 30: Battle of Credit Island by Bill Handel
  • September 6: The New Face of Tourism by Michael Goodyear
  • September 13: Monarch Butterflies by Jessica Flondro
  • September 20: Finding the Mississippi by Michael Goodyear
  • September 27: Wind and Water, Powering Colonial America by Michael Goodyear

A Complete Listing of the RiverWayStories 2014 Schedule:

January 4 - Eagles in the Quad Cities by Tim Gillman
January 11 - Bees by Eileen Sipes
January 18 - Trees Protect Water Quality, Too by Robin Dunn
January 25 - Clean Waters, Clean Communities by Amy Bandman
February 1 - Smith's Island by Lisa Cleave
February 8 - Model Watershed Lessons by Amy Bandman
February 15 - Planning for the Quad Cities Region by Tim Gillman
February 22 - Retain the Rain - Rain Barrels by Amy Bandman
March 1 - Wapsipinicon River by Lisa Cleave
March 8 - Henry Farnam Dinner by Curtis Roseman
March 15 - Finding Partners in the Wilderness by Amy Bandman
March 22 - Lawn Care by Robbin Dunn
March 29 - Explore the River by Amy Bandman
April 5 - Pelicans and the Mississippi Flyway by Lisa Cleave
April 12 - What Makes an Eddy? by Amy Bandman
April 19 - Sultana by Bailey Johnston
April 26 - 1 Mississippi by Amy Bandman
May 3 - Smarter than a 5th Grader by Robin Dunne
May 10 - Climate Change by Amy Bandman
May 17 - Who Am I by Robin Dunne
May 24 - The Greenest Building by Amy Bandman
May 31 - Birdlife Along the Mississippi by Michael Goodyear
June 7 - Nahant Marsh Turtle Program by Amy Bandman
June 14 - Protect Local Water Resources by Robin Dunne
June 21 - Wading into Wild Areas by Amy Bandman
June 28 - Freshwater Mollusks by Michael Goodyear
July 5 - Native Turf by Robin Dunne
July 12 - Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer by Jessica Flondro
July 19 - Long History of Adaption and Recycling by Michael Goodyear
July 26 - A New Tourism Model for the Mississippi by Joe Taylor
August 2 - Navigating the Channel by Jessica Flondro
August 9 - Environmentalism in the Amazon by Michael Goodyear
August 16 - You Can Do This In Your Backyard by Jessica Flondro
August 23 - Chief Black Hawk by Michael Goodyear
August 30 - Battle of Credit Island by Bill Handel
September 6 - The New Face of Tourism by Michael Goodyear
September 13 - Monarch Butterflies by Jessica Flondro
September 20 - Finding the Mississippi by Michael Goodyear
September 27 - Wind and Water, Powering Colonial America by Michael Goodyear
October 4 - The Importance of the Mississippi River by Bill Handel
October 11 - Constantinople, A City of Water by Michael Goodyear

A Complete Listing of the RiverWayStories 2013 Schedule:

March 2 - Mississippi River Trail Bridges by Steve Trainor
March 9 - Value of Wetlands by Solveig Entwistle
March 16 - Retain the Rain: Bioswales by Steve Trainor
March 23 - Make Room for the River Floodplain by Solveig Entwistle
March 30 - Retain the Rain: Porous Paving by Steve Trainor
April 6 - Bringing Back Mother Nature's Stream Cleaners by Tim Gillman
April 13 - Environmental Education in the Outdoors by Solveig Entwistle
April 20 - Volunteering- The Talent of Time by Amy Bandman
April 27 - Storm Drains and Pollution by Tim Gillman
May 4 - Kids Explorers Program- Leave no Child Inside by Amy Bandman
May 11 - Mississippi River Trail- Duck Creek Loop by TIm Gillman
May 18 - QC Bald Eagles by Amy Bandman
May 25 - American White Pelicans Return to the Upper Mississippi River by Keith Bustos
June 1 - Why the Mississippi River Runs East and West by Amy Bandman
June 8 - Collaborations in Nature by Keith Bustos
June 15 - Hennepin Canal: From an Engineering Wonder to a Tool for Regeneration by Amy Bandman
June 22 - Applying Environmental Ethics to Our Lives by Keith Bustos
June 29 - Creative Collaborations by Amy Bandman
July 6 - Freshwater Mollusks by Michael Goodyear
July 13 - Sultana by Bailey Johnston
July 20 - My Favorite Places by Kathy Wine
July 27 - Green Greenways by Amy Bandman
August 3 - Collaboration with Nature by Michael Goodyear
August 10 - Improving Credit Island Slough by Keith Bustos
August 17 - Bio-Diversity Day by Michael Goodyear
August 24 - Protect Local Water Resources by Robin Dunn
August 31 - Levees: A Tale of Five Cities by Michael Goodyear
September 7 - A Fiery Anniversary by Bill Wundram
September 14 - The Example and Future of Climate Change by Michael Goodyear
September 21 - Collaborating on Riverfront Development by Michael Goodyear
September 28 - What the Mississippi Means to Me (By Dick Stahl) by Roald Tweet
October 5 - Essay by Ellen Tsagaris
October 12 - Birdlife along the Mississippi by Michael Goodyear
October 19 - Who Am I by Robin Dunn
October 26 - Progressive Water Usage in the Middle-Ages by Michael Goodyear
November 2 - The Iroquois: Cooperation in Politics and Agriculture by Michael Goodyear
November 9 - The Rock Island Bridge by Roald Tweet
November 16 - A Favorite Spot on the Mississippi by Lisa Cleve
November 23 - Green Valley: Improving a Local Treasure by Tim Gillman
November 30 - Salt Intake by Robin Dunne
December 7 - How Does Your Garden Grow? by Eileen Sipes
December 14 - Silver Carp by Olivia Dorothy
December 21 - Geocaching by Amy Bandman
December 28 - Save America's Treasures by Lisa Cleve

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