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Great Lakes Month in Review: Flint task force report

Mar 29, 2016
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Commentator Gary Wilson joins Current State to talk about March’s biggest environmental stories, including the recently released Flint Water Task Force report.


From continental droughts to failed city water systems, Charles Fishman has been studying and forecasting global water challenges for years. Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes talks with the author of "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water".


UM study: Lake Huron salmon unlikely to bounce back

Mar 15, 2016
Chinook salmon photo
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A new report from University of Michigan scientists says the Chinook salmon population in Lake Huron is unlikely to bounce back from its decade long decline. We talk to University of Michigan researcher Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez about what’s behind the decline.


Current State talks with Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News about the potential cost of legal services related to the Flint water crisis.


St. Clair River photo
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Environmentalists are raising alarms about a permit that would allow crude oil through a pair of 98 year old pipelines below the St. Clair River. We talk with attorney Liz Kirkwood from the group For Love of Water.


MSU ‘Empowers Flint’ with new app

Mar 3, 2016
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Michigan State University communications experts are lending a high tech hand to Flint residents affected by the city’s water emergency. It's the new Empower Flint smart phone app.


Dr. Marc Edwards with Mark Bashore
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Dr. Marc Edwards was central in confirming a serious water problem in Flint and leads ongoing analysis that will determine when it’s safe to drink again. We talk with Dr. Edwards about how long it will be before Flint’s water is safe and reforms he says are needed to protect America’s drinking water.


February 24 snowfall at MSU photo
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Last December’s weather patterns created a winter anomaly in two of the Great Lakes: rising water levels. We learn more and get the latest on midweek snowfall from MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa.


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We check in on the biggest environmental stories from around the region with commentator Gary Wilson for our February Great Lakes Month in Review segment.


Flint journalists update city’s water emergency

Feb 19, 2016
City of Flint water tower
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Reporters from around the world have been writing about the Flint Water crisis. We hear what it’s like to be a Flint journalist covering it daily from the city from Flint Journal editor Bryn Mickle and reporter Ron Fonger.

Sea lamprey photo
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Scientists at Michigan State University are hoping to use the mating pheromone of the sea lamprey to help eradicate the species from the region. We learn more from Michael Wagner from the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.


Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team photo
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Virginia Tech water scientist Marc Edwards has emerged as one of the heroes of the Flint water crisis.

Robert Kleine and Jim Ananich
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Flint State Sen. Jim Ananich may be the legislature’s harshest critic of the Snyder administration’s handling of the city’s water crisis. 

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The Flint water crisis is an environmental story that highlights the risks of taking natural resources like drinking water for granted.


Gov. Rick Snyder photo
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Scrutiny on Gov. Rick Snyder has intensified as his administration struggles to keep up with the fallout from the Flint water debacle. His signature on a campaign finance bill that some criticize as a gag order” has drawn more attention. We talk about those stories and others with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.


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