Waukesha, Wisconsin is on a quest for water; its groundwater supply is dwindling and contaminated. Although the town is less than 20 miles away from Lake Michigan, it falls west of the Great Lakes basin line, which means no water without permission from the Great Lakes Compact.
Gary Wilson, journalist for Great Lakes Echo and former co-editor of the Great Lakes Town Hall, discuss what Waukesha’s quest for water means for the Great Lakes.
In 2010, Dennis Forsberg, an Okemos business owner, launched an undisguised effort to start a legal marijuana-growing business. He and six others intended to operate within the parameters of Michigan’s medical marijuana law, even consulting with Meridian Township police.
Almost 100 years ago, two young girls enjoying their summers in Harsens Island scrawled a message on a note, placed it inside a bottle and sent it out to drift in the St. Clair River. Just last month, this unbelievable discovery came to the attention of Bernard Licata, president of the Harsens Island/St. Clair Flats Historical Society. What followed was a whirlwind of media attention and emotion.
The 19th season of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival begins in Jackson today. The schedule for the festival includes “Twelfth Night,” along with the lesser-known “King John," and rounds out with Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops To Conquer.”
Current State’s Scott Pohl went to Jackson to talk with artistic director Janice Blixt about the season.