The Great Lakes

The natural and man-made beauty of Lake Superior is the subject of an upcoming tour and new article by Lake Superior Magazine editor Konnie LeMay.


Grant Trigger (center) representing Michigan at last week's meeting of regional representatives in Chicago.
Gary Wilson

Commentator Gary Wilson joins us to talk about April’s biggest environmental stories. We’ll be talking about the recent meeting of representatives from the Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces over the Waukesha diversion proposal, and we’ll talk about Governor Snyder’s efforts to change the culture at the MDEQ.  

Satellite image of Great Lakes
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Current State checks in with Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson about July’s biggest environmental stories from around the basin, including algae blooms, nuclear waste, and oil pipelines.


Current State talks with Frederick Stonehouse. His book "The Last Laker: Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes’ Deadliest Storm" tells the story of the search for the SS Henry B. Smith, which sank in 1913.


Satellite image of Great Lakes
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Our Great Lakes Month in Review for June looks at reducing phosphorous runoff into Lake Erie and a Wisconsin town that wants to draw drinking water from Lake Michigan.


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