Category: Great Lakes Now
Aug 25, 2022
“Great Lakes Now” host Ward Detwiler speaks with Northwestern University professor, journalist Kari Lydersen about research being done on toxic coal ash contaminants by the Energy News Network and her journalism students and the efforts to prevent coal ash from contaminating Michigan’s Great Lakes. This story is part of Great Lakes Now’s “Poisonous Ponds: Tackling Toxic Coal Ash” episode.Read More
Great Lakes Now | Hazardous housing: Environmental issues in older homes could lead to health issues
Jul 14, 2022
Your house could be making you sick. When you think about environmental issues, you might picture toxic chemicals in the air or the water, but the environment we inhabit most of the time is our homes, and there can be problems there, too.Read More
May 24, 2022
“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with We the People of Detroit Co-founder Cecily McClellan and Wayne State University Law Professor Peter Hammer about the rising cost of water in Detroit, looming water shutoffs, and the racial disparities impacting access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.Read More
Mar 25, 2022
Lake Huron and Lake Michigan come together in the Straits of Mackinac—long considered one of the most treacherous waterways on all of the Great Lakes. For nearly 150 years, the Spectacle Reef Lighthouse has guarded ships passing through the Straits. Great Lakes now explores the preservation efforts and initiatives going into restoring the historic, iconic site.Read More
Mar 2, 2022
Some get lettuce, others shrimp and still other finned residents of the Belle Isle Aquarium get a vitamin shell mixture in their meal. In a special One Detroit segment produced by Great Lakes Now’s Annamarie Sysling, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look inside of Detroit’s Belle Isle Aquarium to see what the fish are fed and how the food they eat keeps them healthy.Read More
Dec 23, 2021
In this Great Lakes Now featured story, viewers get a glimpse into how they can see night sky lights, like the northern lights, the challenges that comes with capturing them, and why Michigan is one of the best states in the lower 48 to see auroras.Read More
Dec 22, 2021
As we enter into the holiday season, the One Detroit team takes a look at holiday traditions from around the globe including Wigilia, a Polish Christmas Eve dinner celebration, and Mochitsuki, a New Year’s celebration involving pounding rice into round cakes. Plus viewers will get a glimpse into the northern lights along Lake Superior and learn why Michigan is one of the best places in the lower 48 states to view them.Read More
Feb 5, 2021
How will the new administration affect funding for the Great Lakes? Great Lakes Now has more.Read More
Nov 23, 2020
Governor Whitmer recently ordered that the Line 5 Pipeline shut down, moving to revoke the 1953 easement that allowed for the operation of the dual pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Art behind bars: U-M program is changing lives of Michigan inmatesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Artwork from current and former inmates is on display through Sunday in the Free Your Mind: Art and Incarceration in Michigan exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- With a new director coming soon, what’s the state of DDOT?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
- Metro Detroit students start new school year with familiar challenges, fresh solutionsby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The 2023-24 year marks the fourth full school year since the pandemic started, and offers the state’s public schools an opportunity to recalibrate academic recovery programs, tackle mental health issues, and address longstanding problems.
- New school year and new challenges on the first day of school in metro Detroitby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Orlando Bailey and Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
As the new school year begins in Detroit Public Schools Community District and others across Michigan, students face familiar challenges — with the promise of fresh solutions.
- Eastside Community Network regroups after center rammed by pickup truckby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Benjamin Noah Weinstein, a 42-year-old white Detroiter, is charged with six felonies in connection with the Aug. 19 incident that damaged the longtime community center with a predominately Black membership
- Ukraine's Zelenskyy appeals to U.S. for continued aid against Russia's invasion
Ukraine's President Zelenskyy is visiting Washington with the goal of securing more armaments to repel Russia's 18-month invasion. But there is growing skepticism and some hostility toward the requests among House Republicans, even as senators met Zelenskyy with open arms. Laura Barrón-López and Lisa Desjardins discuss the latest developments in D.C., while Nick Schifrin reports from Kyiv.
- Inside a Ukrainian brigade's battle 'through hell' to recapture a village on the way to Bakhmut
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is making his case in the U.S. for more money and weapons, and must persuade his audience that the counteroffensive is working. But as the 3rd Assault Brigade's experience shows, progress is difficult.
- U.S. diplomat discusses American policy toward Ukraine amid Russian aggression
Before his mission to Washington, Ukraine's President Zelenskyy first stopped in New York on Tuesday to address the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. Ambassador Victoria Nuland, who is the acting deputy secretary of state for the U.S., joins Amna Nawaz to discuss American policy and global security in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.