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In the Local Spotlight…November


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011


Host Jim Wilhelm

Illinois Adventure

  • Nov. 3 - Illinois Adventure host Jim Wilhelm takes viewers to Fort de Chartres at Prairie Du Rocher in Southern Illinois to look at early French colonial history. Jim also discovers more about French history at St. Joseph’s Cemetery and visits the picturesque golf courses at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa near Galena.
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  • Nov. 10 - Our destinations include Donley's Wild West Town in Union and an opera house in Palestine.
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  • Nov. 17 - We’re off to tour the historic Reitz Home in Evansville, IN, the Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield, and Matthiessen State Park near Starved Rock.
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  • Nov. 24 - we’re off on a trip to Grand Detour to visit the John Deere Historic Site, see a replica of Deere's first Illinois shop, and learn how Deere opened the prairie with his new steel plow. We’ll also look at the statues at Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, travel to the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, and visit the Lorado Taft Museum in Elmwood.
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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.


For more information on these and other adventures in and around Illinois visit our Illinois Adventure website at www.illinoisadventuretv.org.


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




At Issue


At Issue with host H Wayne Wilson continues its 24th season with the following programs:

  • At Issue Logo Nov. 3 – Suburban Growth
    The Village of Dunlap has fewer than 1,400 residents, yet is exploring a new park district, waste water treatment plant, annexation, TIF district and a new master plan. We'll look at how a community with just two full time employees is handling growth.
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  • Nov. 10 – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon
    Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is going to recommend how many school districts should be in the state, decide on a new funding mechanism for community colleges, explore new markets for local foods and wants to improve the quality of the Illinois River. She joins host H Wayne Wilson to discuss these issues and more.
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  • Nov. 17 – Veto Session Reaction
    Now that the legislative veto session is concluded, At Issue will analyze the efforts by political leaders to solve the various crises facing Illinois. Panelists from the University of Illinois campuses in Urbana and Springfield, and Bradley University will offer their perspectives.
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  • Nov. 24 – Thanks to Those Who Give
    During this Thanksgiving weekend, it is appropriate to hear from volunteers who give of their time and talent to help individuals in need. We'll visit with volunteers from both Peoria and Bloomington/Normal organizations to hear why they give.


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:


  • Nov. 2
    Rev. Linda Butler, Chaplain and Director of the New Promise Center at South Side Mission, joins host Ed Sutkowski. (Repeats Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m.)
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  • Nov. 16
    In this edition, Ed talks with renowned epidemiologist Malcolm Pike of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. (Repeats Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m.)
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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. See page 14 for complete local World listings.

Illinois Lawmakers




Illinois Lawmakers


In this special 30-minute edition of Illinois Lawmakers, host Jak Tichenor talks with legislators about critical issues facing the state of Illinois. Airs Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m.













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



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