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Shot Spotter – How It Works

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"Shot Spotter – How It Works"

Episode #140102

Air Date: 01/2014

Length: 2:11

Shot Spotter is a software program used by the Peoria Police Department, to locate gun shots when they are fired in the south-side of Peoria. On this At Issue In Brief, we learn about how the system works.

Guests:

  • Lt. Kenneth Snow – Technical Services Officer


Shot Spotter – Advantages

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"Shot Spotter – Advantages"

Episode #140101

Air Date: 01/2014

Length: 2:07

Shot Spotter is a software program used by the Peoria Police Department, to locate gun shots when they are fired in the south-side of Peoria. On this At Issue In Brief, we learn about some of the advantages of the program.

Guests:

  • Lt. Kenneth Snow – Technical Services Officer


2013 Episodes

Rural Broadband Program

"Heddington Oaks"

Episode #130803

Air Date: 08/2013

Length: 2:08

A look inside the new Peoria County nursing home in West Peoria, the opening of which has been delayed until mid-September, with Peoria County Assistant Administrator Scott Sorrel.

Guests:

  • Scott Sorrel - Peoria County Assistant Administrator


Butterflies

"Butterflies"

Episode #130802

Air Date: 08/2013

Length: 2:10

A look at the butterflies that populate the prairie at Jubilee College State Park with the VP of the Peoria Academy of Science, Frank Hitchell.

Guests:

  • Frank Hitchell - Vice President of Peoria Academy of Science


Rural Broadband Program

"Rural Broadband Program"

Episode #130801

Air Date: 08/2013

Length: 1:50

Low income customers of Mid Century Telephone Cooperative and Cass Telephone Company may qualify for reduced rate broadband service.

Guests:

  • Brenda Soland - Commercial Manager of Mid Century Telephone Cooperative


Native American Cultures Dig I

"Native American Cultures Dig I"

Episode #130701

Air Date: 07/2013

Length: 1:51

A discussion of the Oneota and Mississippian Native American cultures who co-habited in up to 70 lodges and ritual facilities that existed 700 to 900 years ago on land that is now the Emiquon Preserve.

Guests:

  • Mike Conner - Dickson Mounds Museum Associate Curator

  • Jodie O'Gorman - Michigan State University Anthropology Department Chair


Native American Cultures Dig II

"Native American Cultures Dig II"

Episode #130702

Air Date: 07/2013

Length: 2:12

A discussion of Oneota and Mississippian Native American artifacts at the Emiquon Preserve and what they mean.

Guests:

  • Mike Conner - Dickson Mounds Museum Associate Curator

  • Jodie O'Gorman - Michigan State University Anthropology Department Chair


Native American Cultures Dig III

"Native American Cultures Dig III"

Episode #130703

Air Date: 07/2013

Length: 2:06

A discussion of the differences between the Oneota and Mississippian Native American cultures and what might have happened to them.

Guests:

  • Mike Conner - Dickson Mounds Museum Associate Curator

  • Jodie O'Gorman - Michigan State University Anthropology Department Chair


Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel

"Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel"

Episode #130704

Air Date: 07/2013

Length: 2:04

A look at the newly opened Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, which will open next summer.

Guests:

  • Gary Matthews - CEO of EM Properties

  • Laura Lojas - General Manger of the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette


Yellowjacket Summer Camp

"Yellowjacket Summer Camp"

Episode #130604

Air Date: 06/2013

Length: 1:52

Yellowjacket Summer Camp, where teachers volunteer their time at Riverview School in East Peoria one day a week so kids don't fall into the "summer educational gap."

Guests:

  • Emily Dawson – Riverview Junior High Science Teacher


Kiefer School

"Kiefer School"

Episode #130603

Air Date: 06/2013

Length: 2:08

Kiefer School, operated by Children's Home, for children with behavioral or intellectual issues in the learning process.

Guests:

  • Gwynetta Bullock – Director of Kiefer School


Academy for Autism

"Academy for Autism"

Episode #130602

Air Date: 06/2013

Length: 2:06

Academy for Autism for kindergarteners through eighth graders, at Children's Home, operated in conjunction with Easter Seals. It's a brand new school that has a psychiatrist, and speech, developmental and occupational therapists, as well as teachers.

Guests:

  • Dona Wiebler – Behavior Analyst, Academy for Autism


Brad McMillan - Bradley Institute for Principled Leadership

"Changing Illinois"

Episode #130601

Air Date: 06/2013

Length: 2:24

In this At Issue in Brief, host H Wayne Wilson talks with Brad McMillan, who is the executive director of the Bradley Institute for Principled Leadership in the Public Interest, about changing the way Illinois draws its electoral districts. The organization Change Illinois is leading a petition effort to place a referendum on the November 2014 ballot, that would create an independent commission to draw the redistricting maps instead of the Illinois Legislature.

Guests:

  • Brad McMillan - Bradley Institute for Principled Leadership

 

2012 Episodes

Cindy Gilmer – Human Service Center

"PIN: Cindy Gilmer – Human Service Center #1"

Episode #120803

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:08

In this first of a two part interview ‘At Issue in Brief’ talks with Cindy Gilmer who is the Director of Mental Health Services for the Human Service Center. In this ‘At Issue in Brief’ Cindy Gilmer relates the story of a college student who needed help with a mental illness. This is part of the ‘Project Building Common Ground’ a partnership between WTVP and the Peoria Public Library.

Guests:

  • Cindy Gilmer - Director of Mental Health Services for the Human Service Center


Cindy Gilmer – Human Service Center

"PIN: Cindy Gilmer – Human Service Center #2"

Episode #120804

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:27

In this second of a two part interview ‘At Issue in Brief’ talks with Cindy Gilmer who is the Director of Mental Health Services for the Human Service Center. In this interview Cindy Gilmer talks about the Emergency Response Service (ERS) and how it works with the community. This is part of the ‘Project Building Common Ground’ a partnership between WTVP and the Peoria Public Library.

Guests:

  • Cindy Gilmer - Director of Mental Health Services for the Human Service Center


Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service

"PIN: Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service #1"

Episode #120805

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:06

In this first of a two part interview ‘At Issue in Brief’ talks with Julie Schifeling who is the Outreach Program Director for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University. She talks to H Wayne Wilson about the Community Schools Concept, which is a collaboration between Bradley University and Peoria District 150. This is part of the ‘Project Building Common Ground’ a partnership between WTVP and the Peoria Public Library.

Guests:

  • Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University


Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service

"PIN: Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service #2"

Episode #120806

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:23

In this second of a two part interview ‘At Issue in Brief’ talks with Julie Schifeling who is the Outreach Program Director for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University. In this episode Julie Schifeling and H Wayne Wilson continue their conversation about the Community Schools Concept, which is a collaboration between Bradley University and Peoria District 150. This is part of the ‘Project Building Common Ground’ a partnership between WTVP and the Peoria Public Library.

Guests:

  • Julie Schifeling – Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University


Lead Hazard Keep Out notice

"Lead Hazard #1"

Episode #120801

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:03

In this two part series At Issue in Brief talks with Dale Clarkson of the Peoria City/County Health Department who oversees the Lead Hazard program. Peoria County has received two different grants in order to mitigate the number of houses with lead paint.

Guests:

  • Dale Clarkson - The Peoria City/County Health Department


Covering a house that has lead paint with siding

"Lead Hazard #2"

Episode #120802

Air Date: 08/2012

Length: 2:06

In this two part series At Issue in Brief talks with Dale Clarkson of the Peoria City/County Health Department who oversees the Lead Hazard program. Peoria County has received two different grants in order to mitigate the number of houses with lead paint.

Guests:

  • Dale Clarkson - The Peoria City/County Health Department


Roundabouts in Carmel, Indiana

"Roundabouts #1"

Episode #120601

Air Date: 06/2012

Length: 1:47

With Peoria building five roundabouts, At Issue in Brief has a four part series looking at how Carmel, Indiana built eighty roundabouts and what the benefits were for the community.

Guests:

  • Jim Brainard – Mayor of Carmel, Indiana

  • Jim Lease – Resident of Carmel, Indiana


Joe Hudson – Peoria Traffic Commission Chair

"Roundabouts #2"

Episode #120602

Air Date: 06/2012

Length: 1:51

With Peoria building five roundabouts, At Issue in Brief has a four part series looking at how Carmel, Indiana built eighty roundabouts and what the benefits were for the community.

Guests:

  • Z. Davis Coots – Resident of Carmel, Indiana

  • Jim Brainard – Mayor of Carmel, Indiana

  • Michael McBride – City Engineer of Carmel, Indiana


Joe Hudson – Peoria Traffic Commission Chair

"Roundabouts #3"

Episode #120603

Air Date: 06/2012

Length: 2:08

With Peoria building five roundabouts, At Issue in Brief has a four part series looking at how Carmel, Indiana built eighty roundabouts and what the benefits were for the community.

Guests:

  • Jim Ardis - Mayor of Peoria, Illinois

  • Joe Hudson – Peoria Traffic Commission Chair

  • Andrew Irving – Peoria Resident


Roundabouts in Carmel, Indiana

"Roundabouts #4"

Episode #120604

Air Date: 06/2012

Length: 2:36

With Peoria building five roundabouts, At Issue in Brief has a four part series looking at how Carmel, Indiana built eighty roundabouts and what the benefits were for the community.

Guests:

  • Jim Brainard – Mayor of Carmel, Indiana

  • Michael McBride – City Engineer of Carmel, Indiana

  • Melanie Anderson – Peoria Division Chief of Fire Prevention

  • Z. Davis Coots – Resident of Carmel, Indiana


Alex Cardona - State Farm Insurance and Chair of Latin Connections

"Pennycress #1"

Episode #120506

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 1:44

Brad Glenn of Pennycress Partners talks about the planting and harvesting pennycress, which used to be known as a weed, for bio-diesel.

Guests:

  • Brad Glenn - Pennycress Partners


Alex Cardona - State Farm Insurance and Chair of Latin Connections

"Pennycress #2"

Episode #120507

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 1:57

The second part of an interview with Brad Glenn of Pennycress Partners who talks about planting and harvesting pennycress for bio-diesel.

Guests:

  • Brad Glenn - Pennycress Partners


Alex Cardona - State Farm Insurance and Chair of Latin Connections

"Salir Adelante with Alex Cardona"

Episode #120505

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 2:05

Alex Cardona of State Farm Insurance and Chair of Latin Connections talks about Salir Adelante (in English: to come out ahead) and resources for the Latino community in Central Illinois.

Guests:

  • Alex Cardona - State Farm Insurance and Chair of Latin Connections


Colleen Reynolds - Heartland Community College

"Salir Adelante with Colleen Reynolds"

Episode #120504

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 2:20

Colleen Reynolds of Heartland Community College talks about Salir Adelante (in English: to come out ahead) which is an outreach program that encourages Hispanic children to continue their education and to go onto college.

Guests:

  • Colleen Reynolds - Heartland Community College


Jacoby Cochran - Bradley University National Forensics Sweepstakes Winner

"Jacoby Cochran - Bradley University National Forensics Sweepstakes Winner"

Episode #120503

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 2:08

Jacoby Cochran - Bradley University National Forensics Sweepstakes Winner - giving a portion of a winning speech.

Guests:

  • Jacoby Cochran - Bradley University National Forensics Sweepstakes Winner


Dan Smith Bradley University Director of Forensics

"Dan Smith Bradley University Director of Forensics"

Episode #120502

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 2:07

Dan Smith - Bradley University Director of Forensics - discussing the Bradley speech team's national championships.

Guests:

  • Dan Smith - Bradley University Director of Forensics


Farrell Davies - Heartland Community Health Clinic CEO

"The Impact of Illinois Medicaid Cuts"

Episode #120501

Air Date: 05/2012

Length: 1:59

Farrell Davies - Heartland Community Health Clinic CEO - discussing the impact of proposed state Medicaid cuts.
Note: Both the Illinois House and Senate have act on this legislation.

Guests:

  • Farrell Davies - Heartland Community Health Clinic CEO

Additional Resources

  www.heartlandchc.org


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 1)"

Episode #120301

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 2:05

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Charles de Casteja - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 2)"

Episode #120302

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 2:16

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Charles de Casteja - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 3)"

Episode #120303

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 2:02

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Charles de Casteja - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 4)"

Episode #120304

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 2:11

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Charles de Casteja - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 5)"

Episode #120305

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 1:58

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Gary Fogelman - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice


Municipal Energy Referendum 2012

"Municipal Energy Referendum 2012 (episode 6)"

Episode #120306

Air Date: 03/2012

Length: 1:59

This six series special 'At Issue in Brief' addresses various aspects of municipal energy choice that voters in fifty-one central Illinois communities and counties face on the March 20th, 2012 ballot. For areas where the referendum is approved, the local government will then contract with Good Energy of New York to seek potential suppliers of electricity. They then will negotiate a price for residents of that community. Only homeowners and small businesses qualify for the new rate. Ameren remains the distributor of electricity, and only one bill will be issued.

Guests:

  • Gary Fogelman - Good Energy

Additional Resources

  Committee for Municipal Electricity Choice

 

2010 Episodes

In Brief - Suicide

Domestic Violence

Episode #101001

Air Date: 10/2010

Length: 1:58

Discussion on Domestic Violence & Services provided by The Center for Prevention of Abuse.

Guests:

  • Martha Herm - Executive Director, The Center for Prevention of Abuse


In Brief - Suicide

Storm Water Control - Evergreen

Episode #100701

Air Date: 07/2010

Length: 1:59

Discussion on using more environmental friendly Storm Water Control at The Grove on Kickapoo Creek, a new Subdivision in Bloomington, Illinois.

Guests:

  • Brandon Lott - Engineering Manager, Farnsworth Group

  • Dave Lamb - Horticulturist, City of Bloomington

  • Amy Walkenbach - Watershed Manager, Illinois EPA


In Brief - Suicide

Suicide

Episode #91009

Air Date: 04/2010

Length: 2:02

Discussion on coping with a suicide in the family.

Guests:

  • Cindy Ardis Jenkins - (her brother committed suicide)


In Brief - Wind Farms Weather Radar - Precipitation

Wind Farms Weather Radar - Precipitation

Episode #91007

Air Date: 01/2010

Length: 2:07

Wind farms are causing problems with the weather service radar to the extent that the weather service now blocks out the area where the wind farm is because it gives false estimates of precipitation.

Guests:

  • Chris Miller - National Weather Service


In Brief - Wind Farms Weather Radar - Spotters

Wind Farms Weather Radar - Spotters

Episode #91006

Air Date: 01/2010

Length: 2:11

The National Weather Service is having to use weather spotters to a greater degree because of the false returns wind farms create on the radar.

Guests:

  • Chris Miller - National Weather Service


In Brief - Weather Radar - Wind Farm Interference

Weather Radar - Wind Farm Interference

Episode #91005

Air Date: 01/2010

Length: 2:10

The National Weather Service is concerned about the effect wind farms have on the Lincoln radar and how they are working on a software package to 'cancel' the false echoes from rotating blades.

Guests:

  • Chris Miller - National Weather Service

 

2009 Episodes

In Brief - Peoria Charter School Parent

In Brief - Peoria Charter School Parent

Episode #91004

Air Date: 12/2009

Length: 1:50

Peoria parent, Kevin Evans, talks about what a charter school means to his family and what choices he has if a charter school doesn't start in Peoria.

Guests:

  • Kevin Evans - Parent


In Brief - Peoria Charter School Future Options

In Brief - Peoria Charter School Future Options

Episode #91003

Air Date: 12/2009

Length: 2:12

Discussion with Peoria Charter School Board Member Mac Pogue on the future options available for the charter school, depending on the action the District 150 school board takes on January 11, 2010.

Guests:

  • Mac Pogue - Peoria Charter School Initiative Board Member


In Brief - Peoria Charter School Startup Costs

In Brief - Peoria Charter School Startup Costs

Episode #91002

Air Date: 12/2009

Length: 1:58

Discussion on funding of charter school with Kyle Ham, treasurer of the Peoria Charter School Initiative.

Guests:

  • Kyle Ham - Peoria Charter School Initiative Treasurer


In Brief - PDC Recycling

In Brief - New PDC Recycling Program in Peoria

Episode #91001

Air Date: 11/2009

Length: 2:09

H. Wayne Wilson talks to Matt Coulter,PDC Vice President and Joe Roberts, PDC Sales Manager, about the new Curbside Recycling program.

Guests:

  • Matt Coulter - PDC Vice President

  • Joe Roberts - PDC Sales Manager


In Brief - New Peoria Zoo

In Brief - New Peoria Zoo

Episode #90501

Air Date: 5/2009

Length: 1:59

At Issue in Brief looks at the new "Africa" addition to the Peoria Zoo, formally know as the Glen Oak Zoo.

Guest: Yvonne Strode, Peoria Zoo Director


In Brief - Lakeview Wild

In Brief - Lakeview Wilds

Episode #90402

Air Date: 4/2009

Length: 2:22

At Issue in Brief talks to a not-for-profit group called Lakeview Wilds Inc. which is looking to develop a multi-use urban park and trail in the heart of Peoria, Illinois.

Guest: Jim Stuttle, President of Lakeview Wilds


In Brief - Emerald Ash Borer

In Brief - Emerald Ash Borer

Episode #90401

Air Date: 4/2009

Length: 2:13

At Issue in Brief looks at the Emerald ash borer which is an exotic beetle that was discovered in 2002 and is killing ash trees.

Guest: Mike Miller of the Peoria Park District


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