With America's rural population now at its lowest level, just 16%, and with school consolidations and possible post office closings, this show will explore the methods small towns are using to maintain their economic viability and population. They must do this while one source of funding for municipal projects, USDA Rural Development, provides shrinking funds.
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 47 serves you through public television.