Some We’ve Worked With
• AAA Baseball
• Al-jon/Vezzani Corp.,
• Bandag Manufacturing
• Brand Central Station
• Burlington (IA) Chamber
     of Commerce,
• Chiropractic Centennial
• Dahl Ford
• Deere & Co.
• Dubuque (IA)
• First Midwest Banks
• Galesburg (IL) Chamber
     of Commerce
• Galesburg Economic  
     Development Corp.
• Illinois Association of
     Public Health
• Iowa Development
• Kartridg Pak
• Life University
• MidCoast
• Mod-Form Manufacturing
• MPA Media
• National Seal Co.
• Palmer Chiropractic
     University System
• Quad-City Thunder
• Quad-City Times
• Quad-Cities Vision
     for the Future
• Sears Manufacturing
• The Marketing Advantage
• The Residential Specialist
• Today’s Chiropractic
• WDG Communications
• White Dog Studios


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Shogun Opens in Davenport

Back in the day, a Shogun restaurant’s coming to the agricultural Midwest seemed an oddity. So this piece was really about the connection of cultures rather than the quality of food and service. The Oriental word-play would be politically incorrect these days, but at the time it was good fun. The mention at the end of “the River Centre sculpture” refers to another cultural issue in Davenport, a controversial statue that generated a lot of buzz in the media. Here’s another piece that demonstrates that there may be ideas to mine beyond the obvious.

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Brubeck Onstage

Public television a few years ago carried a fascinating documentary of how the Beatles had both reflected and shaped popular culture. This story about the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1979, originally assigned as a simple concert review, grew into something like that Beatles documentary. This is one of the longest pieces among the samples, certainly too long by today’s standards. But each story has its own pace in the telling. If you’re a jazz fan or an older Baby Boomer or both, you may like this one. As of this posting 30 years later, Brubeck—perhaps the nicest celebrity I ever interviewed—is still alive and winning over crowds despite all the changes.     

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