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Radio Waves: Alligator gar reintroduction in Illinois

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Nathan Grider talks about his study on alligator gar reintroduction in southern Illinois this afternoon on Outside.

Grider and I also talk about the meaning of the ``River Monsters'' episode, which Jeremy Wade did (above) on alligator gar.

Grider, a University of Illinois-Springfield grad student, also talks about gar in general.

I had not realized it, but alligator gar only officially disappeared from Illinois less than 20 years ago. Good to see the possibility of a comeback, and with some side benefits anticipated at Spunky Bottoms off the Illinois River.

Spunky Bottoms is one of my favorite place names in Illinois.

"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.

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