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In the Local Spotlight…January & February

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

 

Host Jim WilhelmIllinois Adventure

  • Jan. 6 – Illinois Adventure visits the historic Reitz Home in Evansville, IN, the Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield, and Matthiessen State Park near Starved Rock. [more information]

  • Jan. 13 – We’re off to Donley’s Wild West Town in Union and an opera house in Palestine. [more information]

  • Jan. 20 – We’re presented with a historical perspective of early French colonial life as we travel to Fort de Chartres at Prairie Du Rocher and St. Joseph’s cemetery in Southern Illinois. [more information]

  • Jan. 27 – We head back north to Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village, a living history museum in Aurora. We’ll also visit the National Great Rivers Museum in East Alton and the Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna. [more information]

  • Feb. 3 – We’ll travel to the Illinois Oil Field Museum in Oblong, the Crawford County Historical Museum in Robinson and the Keeley Institute in Dwight, which was once a major treatment center for alcoholism. [more information]

  • Feb. 10 – Takes us to Vandalia, site of the oldest Statehouse in Illinois, then on to explore the Old State Burial Grounds. [more information]

  • Feb. 17 – We visit the Amish Interpretive Center and Rockhome Gardens in Arcola, and the Cedarhurst Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon. [more information]

  • Feb. 24 – Our destination is Grand Detour where we visit the John Deere Historic Site, see a replica of Deere's first Illinois shop and learn how he opened the prairie with his new steel plow. Also on tap – a look at the statues at Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield and the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington. [more information]

Illinois Adventure, hosted by Jim Wilhelm and produced by William Baker, generally airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and is repeated the following Sundays at 4 p.m.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from Country Financial.

 

 

 

At Issue

 

At Issue with host H Wayne Wilson continues its 23rd season with the following guests/topics:

  • At Issue Logo Jan. 6 – Local Food – Part 2 - H Wayne Wilson continues the discussion on locally grown foods with Bloomington Farmers Market Manager Elaine Sebald, Illinois Stewards Director Wes King, and PrairiErth Farm Owner Dave Bishop.
    [more information]

  • Jan. 13 – Death Penalty – A discussion with Sen. Dale Risinger (R) 37th District and Jeremy Schroeder with the Illinois Coalition for the Abolition of the Death Penalty.

  • Jan. 20 – Education Reform – Dr.Gerald Brookhart, Peoria County Regional Superintendent of Schools, 92nd District Representative Jehan Gordon, and Robin Steans, Advance Illinois Executive Director join H to discuss possible changes in education.
    [more information]

  • Jan. 27 – Remembering Ronald Reagan – Reagan scholars from Washington, DC, and Eureka College will discuss the Reagan impact on politics and on central Illinois as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of our former President’s birthday.

 

These WTVP public affairs programs generally air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., repeating the following Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Interesting People

 

Interesting People LogoThis month host Ed Sutkowski's guests are:

 

  • Jan. 12 - Ed interviews Dr. Sara Rusch, Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
    (repeats Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m.)

  • Jan. 19 – Nancy Brady, wife of gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is Ed’s guest.
    (repeats Jan. 23 at 12:30 p.m.) [more information]

  • Feb. 2 – Dr. Paul Kinsinger, inventor of Piggy Paste, talks with Ed.
    (repeats Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m.) [more information]

  • Feb. 16 – Ed sits down with Nancy Brinker, Founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
    (repeats Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m.) [more information]

 

Interesting People with host Ed Sutkowski can normally be seen on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 p.m., repeating the following Sundays at 12:30 p.m. The series can also be seen each Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. on WTVP World channel 47.2.

 

 

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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