WTVP - At Issue
WTVP’s ongoing, locally produced public affairs program. Hosted by series producer H Wayne Wilson, this weekly show provides an in-depth, up-to-the-minute exploration of issues that are important to the people of Central Illinois. One week might feature a look at educational initiatives, another might focus on community issues, while still another might give viewers a chance to ask questions of our elected officials.

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H Wayne Wilson, Host/Producer of "At Issue"
Episode #2629 - The Future of Rural Communities
Amy Graham - Community Economic Director, City of Carthage
Amy Graham - Community Economic Director, City of Carthage
Dick Breckenridge - Member, Christian County Board
Dick Breckenridge - Member, Christian County Board
Chris Merrett - Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Chris Merrett - Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Kara Garten - Peace Corps Fellow, City of LaSalle
Kara Garten - Peace Corps Fellow, City of LaSalle
Kara Garten, Chris Merrett, Amy Graham, Dick Breckenridge, and H Wayne Wilson
Kara Garten, Chris Merrett, Amy Graham, Dick Breckenridge, and H Wayne Wilson
The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University assists small towns in advancing economic interests despite stagnant or declining population. For instance, Hancock County reached its peak population a century ago in 1910 and must find methods to maintain its economic vitality. Representatives from Carthage (in Hancock County), the City of LaSalle and Christian County will address the methods they are using to maintain community stability.
Original Air Date(s): 5/1/2014
Guest Information
  • Chris Merrett - Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
  • Dick Breckenridge - Member, Christian County Board
  • Kara Garten - Peace Corps Fellow, City of LaSalle
  • Amy Graham - Community Economic Director, City of Carthage
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