Joe Kath talks about wolves in Illinois on "Outside" this afternoon, but we also wander into black bears and cougars.
They are becoming more evident, as indicated by trail cam photo near Savanna, Ill., sent by Kenneth Doroba.
A central point is the interaction between wolves and humans, both ways.
"Outside" airs from 4:30-5 p.m. Mondays on WKCC-FM (91.1) in Kankakee. Rebroadcasts of the show are at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
I really enjoy the way my conversation with Kath, the endangered species manager for Illinois. We touched on many aspects of the changes in attitudes as wolves change latitudes and begin appearing in Illinois.
And we had enough time to do some discussion on the possibility of bears or cougars also arriving more regularly in Illinois.
We recorded the show just before the official announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made its announcement of delisting in the western Great Lakes.
This was my first radio broadcast as solo host, and I am proud of it and hope we can keep this topical sense going into my first year solo. With the holiday, I am not sure if the podcast will be up today or tomorrow.
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