The Great Quad Cities Listen


Why the Listen?

For nearly two centuries Quad Citizens have come here from all over the world and from all walks of life. The Great Quad Cities Listen is an attempt to collect and share all of our many diverse stories. As we listen to one another's stories, we hope to not only gain in civic pride, but also to build connections and create a more compassionate Quad Cities.

All interview sessions will require two participants: an interviewer and an interviewee. While it is very normal for these sessions to be conversational, at least one participant should spend some time preparing some questions for their partner. StoryCorps has a great tool available to help prepare for your session here.

These stories will be shared with StoryCorps and archived in the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.


Get In Touch

(309) 794-7542


The Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation


Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley
German American Heritage Center
The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities
Mercado on Fifth
Moline Public Library
River Music Experience
Rock Island Public Library
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities


Lacy Scarmana
Benjamin Payne
Jared Johnson