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.

All AT ISSUE programs provide vital information to our viewers—from efforts to revitalize neighborhoods to joint cooperation between governmental units to riverfront development on both sides of the Illinois River. AT ISSUE is just one more way that WTVP serves you through public television.
Photo of H Wayne Wilson, Host of At Issue.
H Wayne Wilson, Host/Producer of "At Issue"
Episode #2630 - Invasive Species
Kevin Irons - Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Kevin Irons - Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Andy Casper - Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey
Andy Casper - Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey
Kevin Irons and Andy Casper
Kevin Irons and Andy Casper
Kevin Irons, Andy Casper, and H Wayne Wilson
Kevin Irons, Andy Casper, and H Wayne Wilson
A discussion of the impact of invasive species in the Illinois River, including Grass Carp brought from East Asia; Rusty Crayfish from the southern United States which are displacing common crayfish; Common Carp, which arrived in 1831 and uproot underwater plants; Bighead Carp, arriving in the 1970s, eat large amounts of phytoplankton and aquatic insects; Water Flea from southeast Asia and Africa, a crustacean that is too large to be eaten by larval fish and may be a threat to native plankton; zebra mussels; round gobies; and of course Asian Carp.
Original Air Date(s): 5/8/2014
Guest Information
  • Andy Casper - Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey
  • Kevin Irons - Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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