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Author Patricia Murphy reveals first book of Treat Series PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 15:18

'Dutch Treat' to follow Sullivan heroine's exhilarating adventures in thriller-filled debut

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – Author Patricia Murphy makes debut into the world of mystery fiction with a thrilling treat. She starts off with the first book of her Treat series, "Dutch Treat"(published by Xlibris), a thriller-packed adventure following the heroine, Charlie Sullivan, her mysterious lakeside inheritance and her loyal friends in a sleepy Wisconsin town.

Charlotte "Charlie" Sullivan is from Milwaukee, divorced and has just lost her teaching position. When she thinks things cannot get any worse, her Uncle Milt dies. He leaves her a cabin/resort called Dutch Treat: complete with bills and leaky boats. Charlie is always living paycheck-to-paycheck. So to make ends meet, she works part-time in a grocery store. Money is not Charlie's only problem. She discovers a family secret as she tries unraveling the mystery that surrounds her uncle's strange death. Her good friend, Oneida Native Conchata Ashwood–Nowak, takes Charlie under her wing and into her house after Charlie is involved in an accident; but Charlie will not sit idly and let the bad guys get away. As she gets closer to discovering who Uncle Milt really was, Charlie finds herself in danger. As always, Charlie's friends are there to help pick up the pieces.

Faced with the unexpected consequences that placed her and her friends in a deadly situation, Charlie must take the lead and put an end to the mystery that plagues her already distraught life. The conclusion is a prodigious display of wit and contemporary grace, showcasing Murphy's uncanny style as a promising literary debutant. With this, she promises an equally-riveting sequence with the second book of the series, "Frozen Treat," currently underway.

“Dutch Treat”

By Patricia Murphy

Hardcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062564

Softcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062571

E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062588

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Patricia Murphy is the pen name of Patricia Ramsay. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Ms. Murphy attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her family.

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New book gives readers in depth look on faith and salvation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 15:07

Author Scott Chally chronicles visions in ‘DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?’

NORTHEAST, IOWA– In “DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” (published by Xlibris) Author Scott Chally writes down how he experienced visions and portents that warned him of the coming end and how through God can humanity be hailed into a new world order.

“DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” is a real-life story that gives readers an in-depth look of Chally’s childhood, family, teen years, the years spent in the military service, running a business and all the good and bad in his life until he lost it when he was put in the hospital and then diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder/schizo affective disorder.

This is a true life story that takes readers on a journey through the author’s mind and how he came to find himself through a myriad of soul searching experiences. “DO YOU BELIEVE IS IT REAL OR FICTION?” is a truly enlightening read that shows humanity’s journey into the new world order.


By Scott Chally

Hardcover | 6x9 in | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031478

Softcover | 6x9 in | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031485

E-Book | 500 pages | ISBN 9781499031454

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Scott Chally was born in Illinois but grew up in Iowa. He went into the military, then started his own business and worked in a factory until recently, when he became disabled. He lives with his wife and has six children.

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Wait Wait… Is that blues music on WVIK? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Monday, 22 September 2014 09:49

Quad Cities, IL/IA-WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is proud to announce changes to its weekend line-up that includes both the addition of a popular national program and two new hours of local programming.

The highlight of this new roster is a brand new partnership between the River Music Experience and WVIK called RME Radio Hour. RME Radio Hour will be hosted by local musician and RME Director of Programming & Community Outreach Ellis Kell and feature an hour of blues and roots music together with interviews of local and visiting musicians. “RME Radio Hour is a perfect example of how two partners can work together to serve our community,” said River Music Experience CEO Deb Sandry-Powers. “This program gives us a chance to extend our mission of promoting roots music from along the Mississippi River, as well as keeping our audience aware of what is happening at RME.”

This new program will air at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays beginning October 4. This slot immediately follows A Prairie Home Companion, and runs just before Don Wooten’s new jazz program Swing Shift, focusing on swing-era jazz favorites.

The big change at the other end of WVIK’s new Saturday line-up is the addition of the “oddly informative,” nationally syndicated, and extremely popular news quiz show out of Chicago--Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! hosted by Peter Segal will be aired on WVIK at 11:00 a.m. right after Don Wooten’s Saturday Morning Live. This highly-successful program will then be followed by Scribbles, a brand new program focused on the art of writing hosted by Don Wooten and fellow WVIK personality and Augustana College Professor Emeritus of English Roald Tweet.

“To be able to add two hours of local programming, while also adding a nationally successful show, is a really a win-win for the community,” explained Station Manager Jay Pearce. “Our listeners have been asking for Wait Wait…, but we also have a strong commitment to local programming.”

Other changes include the addition of the Quad Cities Jazz Channel, a mainstream jazz program that will delight both casual listeners and passionate jazz lovers, to run overnight from midnight to 4:00 a.m. on Saturday night, as well as the moving of Krista Tippett’s On Being to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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Friday Is Deadline for Entering McGruder Diversity Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by S. Jacobsen   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:43

Enter your nominations for the awards honoring individuals, news organizations or related journalistic organizations or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of Robert G. McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, graduate of Kent State University and relentless diversity champion. McGruder died in April 2002.

Two awards are given annually: one for newspapers with a circulation up to 75,000; one for newspapers with more than 75,000 circulation.

The awards are sponsored by the Associated Press Media Editors Foundation, American Society of News Editors, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and the Newseum Institute.

Jurors will be looking for nominees who have made a significant contribution during a given year or over a number of years toward furthering diversity in news content and in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

The winners will be honored at the joint ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago. Each will receive $2,500 and a leadership trophy.

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 15.

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KWQC-TV6 Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Eric VanWinkle   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:04
KWQC-TV6, the #1-rated NBC affiliate in the Quad Cities, has announced its programming line-up for the 2014-15 broadcast season.
The 2014-15 broadcast season will see a few changes at KWQC-TV6, most notably, the addition of 6 hours of locally-produced news. Starting August 18th, the station will drop the second run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and expand the News at Noon to one hour.
September 6th brings another big change. KWQC will become the only station in the Quad Cities to offer weekend morning news. The station will move its weekend Agribusiness shows to 5 a.m. to make room for Quad Cities Today Weekend Edition starting at 6 a.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays. QCT Weekend will then break for NBC’s Today Show and resume for an additional half hour on Saturdays and a full hour on Sundays.
KWQC VP and General Manager Ken Freedman said, “The community deserves to have a local news option in the morning on weekends. As the news leader in this market, it makes sense that we are the ones to provide that option.”
QCT Weekend will be anchored by Brian Boesen, who recently returned to KWQC-TV6 after co-anchoring at WFIE, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana, for two years.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Brian back in the Quad Cities, and back on KWQC,” said News Director Rich Kurz. “He’s a natural behind the desk and his local roots make him a perfect fit to anchor QCT Weekend.”

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