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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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Sam Corden

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 in northern Lake Huron about 500 feet wide and less than a mile long.

The Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church will overlook East Grand Traverse Bay in Acme Township.
Father Ciprian Streza

Northern Michigan will soon have its first permanent Greek Orthodox church. The Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church started construction last week on property in Acme Township.

Join Classical IPR this Friday at 8 p.m. for a program of chamber music performed by faculty members at Interlochen Arts Camp. The program and personnel are listed below.

Paul Schoenfield, Cafe Music. Performed by Dennis Kim, violin; Jonah Kim, cello; Robert Koenig, piano

Cyril Rootham, Septet (United States premiere). Performed by Christopher Chaffee, flute; Linda Strommen, oboe; Anton Rist, clarinet; Henry Skolnick, bassoon; Josh Michal, horn; David Holland, viola; Joan Holland, harp

After last Saturday’s New Moon, we entered the sacred sequence of days leading up to the 7th Night of the 7th Moon in the Chinese tradition, which brings us to the portal between the worlds. 

The Qixi Festival is celebrated during the most romantic time of the year, when the Crescent Moon sweeps across the western horizon toward the thickest part of the Milky Way.

Saturday at 1 p.m., join Classical IPR for a recent production of Charles Gounod's "Faust" from Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The production stars Benjamin Bernheim in the title role with Ailyn Perez as Marguerite, Christian Van Horn as Mephistopheles and Edward Parks as Valentin. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

The opera is sung in French. For an English translation of the libretto, click here.

Kate Botello

Dr. Tim McAllister is a Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan and a renowned soloist, and is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Dr. Tim McAllister visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to talk with IPR's Kate Botello and play works of Andy Scott and Fernande Decruck. He was joined by collaborative pianist Liz Ames.


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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
Windborne Studios

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.

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