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Demand to kill cormorants grows in Great Lakes

There are renewed calls to kill cormorants in the Great Lakes. There are far fewer of these migratory birds left in the region after years of lethal control. But anglers and some congressmen say there are still too many and they eat too many fish. Conflict with these waterbirds is longstanding in coastal communtities where fishing is important and the birds nest by the hundreds or even thousands. In 2004, there were almost 1,800 double-crested cormorant nests on Goose Island, a strip of land...

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Thanks to listeners in Arcadia, Clarkston, Lake Leelanau, Hersey and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Dudley Buck, Festival Overture on an American National Air; Kenneth Klein/London Symphony Orchestra

2. Gordon Jacob, William Byrd Suite; Frederick Fennell/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra

3. Johann David Heinichen, Concerto in F major; Reinhard Göbel/Musica Antiqua Köln

4. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 (Scene by the Brook); Christoph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland Orchestra

Karen Anderson essay: Humility

Aug 10, 2018
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Every morning I collect the newspaper from the front porch, feed the cat, and plug in a pot of coffee.  Then I go down in the basement to clean out my cat’s litter box.


Margaret Batjer is the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Batjer visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Schumann. She was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig. Hear the music and conversation below.

 

Margaret Batjer’s residency at Interlochen is supported by the Valade Fellows Teaching Endowment.

Traverse City musician Jonathan Timm moved back to the area from Nashville recently. The 34-year-old northern Michigan native says he was missing out on too much at home. 

Water use in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in about 45 years.

But the U.S. Geological Survey found 12 states accounted for more than 50% of the total water withdrawals in the U.S. – and Michigan ranks 10th on that list.

 The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra recently presented its Bach Family Festival Concert. The concert featured music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philip Emanuel Bach and Johann Christian Bach, as well as Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a special presentation of this recent concert. The entire concert program is below (click for a larger image).

The Friction Quartet performed in IPR's Studio A. (L-R: Otis Harriel, Taija Warbelow, Doug Machiz, Kevin Rogers)
Kate Botello

Friction Quartet is a string quartet dedicated to “modernizing the chamber music experience and expanding the string quartet repertoire”. They are also the string quartet in residence at Interlochen Arts Camp this summer.

Friction Quartet came by Studio A to play works of Janacek and their own arrangement of a song by Prince, and talk with IPR host Kate Botello about their approach to modern music.

A top-ranking Republican in Michigan’s House will be issued a civil infraction for bringing an unregistered gun to the airport in July.

Representative Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) was stopped in the security line at Pellston Regional Airport when he brought the gun there in July. He apologized, saying he made an "inexcusable mistake" when he accidentally brought the gun to the aiport. He also said he had thought his gun was registered.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Len Graham

Aug 8, 2018

Meet Len Graham, the legendary singer and songwriter from Northern Ireland who carries an equal number of songs and stories in his heart. Fiona Ritchie interviews Len during Traditional Song Week at the Swannanoa Gathering.

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