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Radio waves: Willink on "Outside" show 2

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Phil Willink, from the fish division at The Field Museum, discusses Asian carp on show No. 2 for "Outside" at 4:30 p.m. today on WKCC-FM (91.1).

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That's him in 2004 helping with the great snakehead hunt in Burnham Harbor.

Joel Greenberg and I kicked around a radio show idea for years. I feel like we hit our stride with Willink.

"Outside" airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM, a start-up public radio station in Kankakee.

The topic with Willink is Asian carp. He has a wonderful site for information on Asian carp.

The show fits in our general aim: filtering modern outdoors through our experience, then putting it in a historical context.

Click here for online listening options.

The live listening area is basically framed by I-80, Manhattan, near Dwight, Watseka and Cedar Lake, Ind. Click here to see the coverage map for the start-up public radio station.

There is a Facebook page for Outsiide with Dale Bowman and Joel Greenberg.

Show No. 2 gives me more pride, a sense of what we can do with "Outside."


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Very interesting show this afternoon. Picked up a lot of new knowledge on the Asian Carp. Or should I say Bighead and Silver Carp.

Good day Dale, Yeah, it was a good show. It's also amazing how things can get really blown up before ALL the facts are on the table. And talk about overkill.. I'm a regular steward at Romeoville Prairie. When I saw what was done on the other side of the river as the concrete "barriers" have been installed. What a waste of money. Not only has the water ever gotten so high there as to overflow in this area. I've talked with regular users/bikers on this trail, who are telling me they've had to lift turtles over the concrete so they can migrate to their winter homes. I can only imagine what'll happen to frogs, snakes, etc.,etc... that must move also. We're having our annual resource meeting Sat. in Joliet, and I'll be sure to make my concerns known.. Keep up the fine work, Mike O'B ,Summit

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