Category: Great Lakes Now
Apr 6, 2023
One Detroit Senior Producer visits the hard-hit Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood to learn about how climate change and flooding are impacting the area, and the possible solutions residents are exploring.Read More
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 19, 2022
For many households in the region, water is getting more expensive and less affordable, and low-income households are getting hit the hardest. Brett Walton, a reporter for Circle of Blue, investigates the issue of rising water rates and speaks with officials in Wayne and Oakland counties.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
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
- Kevin McCarthy is out as speaker of the House. What happens next?
The House of Representatives has entered uncharted territory after a last-ditch, right-wing effort to remove fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the speakership succeeded.
- What led to the collapse of McCarthy's speakership and what's next for the House
For the first time in this nation's history, the House of Representatives formally ousted its speaker. A handful of hard-right Republicans and every Democrat voted together to remove the gavel from Speaker Kevin McCarthy's hand. The move came nine months to the day since McCarthy lost his first vote to become speaker. Congressional Correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.
- News Wrap: Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to federal gun charges
In our news wrap Tuesday, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he lied about drug use when he bought a handgun in 2018, a state judge in New York imposed a limited gag order on former President Trump at his civil trial for alleged business fraud and President Biden sought to reassure allied leaders today about the U.S. commitment to Ukraine.