Davenport http://iowapublicradio.org en The Story of Nahant Marsh http://iowapublicradio.org/post/story-nahant-marsh <p></p><p>In 1998 the Environmental Protection Agency declared Nahant Marsh near Davenport a Superfund site. Fifteen years later the marsh is a beautiful, thriving wetland that attracts wildlife and visitors.&nbsp; Charity Nebbe, talks with guests about the history and resurrection of Nahant Marsh and the challenges facing wetlands across the state of Iowa.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:06:44 +0000 Charity Nebbe 18390 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Story of Nahant Marsh The Quack’s Daughter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/quack-s-daughter <p><span class="userContent">Mrs. Dr. Rebecca Keck of Davenport, IA pulled her family out of poverty by selling her healing tonics in the 1870’s. She also became a pariah of the medical community.&nbsp; On "Talk of Iowa" we'll explore this history as told in the new book “The Quack’s Daughter," with author and Keck's great-great granddaughter Greta Nettleton.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:41:28 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17848 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Quack’s Daughter Davenport Moving Toward City-Run Casino http://iowapublicradio.org/post/davenport-moving-toward-city-run-casino <p></p><p>There’s a lot of interest in expanding casino gambling in Iowa.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Linn County’s referendum next Tuesday decides whether to allow a casino in Cedar Rapids.</p><p>There’s a similar initiative in Warren County for&nbsp; Norwalk, at the southwest edge of Des Moines.</p><p>Neither have casinos now. But in the Quad-Cities - where there are three casinos along the Mississippi River - the City of Davenport is moving to purchase and operate one of them.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:22:22 +0000 Dean Borg 16906 at http://iowapublicradio.org Davenport Moving Toward City-Run Casino "Papergirl" Project Rethinks Street Art http://iowapublicradio.org/post/papergirl-project-rethinks-street-art <p>If you&rsquo;re walking down the street this evening in Davenport, someone might hand you a work of art. &quot;Papergirl&quot; is an art movement where participants collect artworks from community members, roll it up newspaper-style, and distribute it to random passers-by via bicycles, like the paperboys of old.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:15:51 +0000 Clare Roth 5157 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Papergirl" Project Rethinks Street Art