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PBS turns to Wayne State professor as Asian Carp expert

May 7, 2013

When the producers of PBS series "Constitution USA" were fishing for an expert to help them with the legal issues snarled around the invasion of Asian carp, they reeled in Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor of Law Noah Hall. "Pete Sagal (of NPR's 'Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!' fame) is the show's host," Hall said. "His field producer tracked me down because he had heard about the Asian carp issue and my involvement and commentary in the media. The producer met me in Michigan, and I gave him some background on the issue. A few months later, the crew invited me to travel with them to Peoria, Ill., to film the segment on the Illinois River with the Asian carp jumping all around." So Hall, an expert on environmental and water law who speaks and publishes widely on related topics, including those surrounding Asian carp, set sail with a film crew aboard an Illinois Natural History Survey boat last fall on the Illinois River, where Asian carp have "taken over," he said, and discussed the invasive fish - which can grow to 100 pounds and four feet long - amid a background of large, leaping carp.