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WTVP’S “AT ISSUE” TO EXPLORE THE ECONOMY’S IMPACT ON CENTRAL ILLINOIS DURING JANUARY

Monday, January 9th, 2009

 

 

Peoria, IL — WTVP’S “AT ISSUE” TO EXPLORE THE ECONOMY’S IMPACT ON CENTRAL ILLINOIS DURING JANUARY Viewers will once again have the opportunity to submit questions in advance when WTVP’s At Issue looks at the economy’s impact on Central Illinois. The local public affairs series, hosted by H Wayne Wilson, will feature four in-depth discussions on Thursdays throughout January.

  • At Issue—The Economy’s Impact on Central Illinois will focus on minority businesses on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. with Larry Ivory, president of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce; the Rev. James Offutt, president of the Peoria Black Chamber of Commerce; plus a local minority business owner.

  • At Issue—The Economy’s Impact on Central Illinois will spotlight the poor and homeless on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8:30 p.m. with Rich Draeger, assistant development director of The Salvation Army; Phil Newton, executive director of the Southside Mission; Mary Ann Pullin, executive director of Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington; plus a client who recently has needed assistance from Southside Mission.

  • At Issue—The Economy’s Impact on Central Illinois will focus on the city of Pontiac on Thursday, Jan. 22 with Scott McCoy, Pontiac Mayor; Mike Stoeklin, president of Livingston County EDC and mayor of Saunemin; and Stephanie DeLong, co-owner of DeLong's Casual Dining in Pontiac.

  • At Issue—The Economy’s Impact on Central Illinois will look at business on Thursday, Jan. 29 with several guests including Doug Whitley, president of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce.

 

All four At Issues will be repeated the following Sundays afternoons.com

Viewers can submit questions by going to the WTVP website at www.wtvp.org and clicking on Programming. Then, choose At Issue, look for the specific episode, and at the bottom of the listing, click on “Submit a question for this program.” Watch these programs online via streaming video shortly after the broadcasts. Past At Issue programs are also available for viewing on the website, and this season’s shows are also now available free as QuickTime video podcasts via iTunes. Through broadcast and services, WTVP has been engaging, enhancing and inspiring the Central Illinois community since 1971. Now on the Internet, WTVP provides quality educational content to the world. WTVP and wtvp.org—Public Media for Central Illinois.

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For further information contact Janet McGrath, (309) 495-0593 or janet.mcgrath@wtvp.org 

 


 

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