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Sam Corden

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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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, considered one of the world's top orchestras, has fired its conductor, Daniele Gatti, after two women publicly accused him of sexual misconduct. A statement published Thursday on the orchestra's website notes that it has "terminated the cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti with immediate effect."

David Cassleman

Robin Lee Berry is a singer-songwriter and a mainstay in northern Michigan’s folk music scene. She came Up North in the 80s as a single mom.

Study: Droughts and heat waves happening at the same time

Aug 2, 2018

Dry months of the year have been getting hotter in large parts of the U.S.

Felicia Chiang is the lead author of a new study on droughts and climate change, from the University of California-Irvine.

“Essentially we found that droughts are warming faster than the average climate in the southern, the midwestern and the northeastern states of the U.S.,” she says.

In June, NPR reported the Philadelphia Orchestra's admission that it had not programmed a single piece of music composed by a woman for its upcoming 2018-19 season. Jeremy Rothman, the orchestra's vice president of artistic planning, said at the time the omission was "obviously a blind spot and an oversight."

In addition to the traditional music you hear on Thistle, there is also an abundance of contemporary songwriting talent. Join us this week to hear singer-songwriters Karine Polwart, Aine Furey, Bert Jansch and Emily Smith.

Kenny Eishoff, WDIV

The Republican candidates for governor have been battling it out for months. There’s more money being spent on the Republican primary than recent years – and it’s being used to help the candidates go after each other.

The Michigan primary is fast approaching. Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who they want to represent their party in the November governor’s race. Three Democratic candidates hope they’ll be chosen, and money – and the television ads it buys – has played an interesting role in the Democratic race so far.

  Matthew Cochran is a guitarist, composer and educator. He is Instructor of Guitar at both Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp as well as Singer-Songwriter Instructor at Interlochen Arts Camp. Cochran is featured in multiple performances during this year’s Baroque on Beaver festival..

 

EPA proposes new rule for asbestos

Aug 1, 2018

Asbestos is known to cause cancer. It’s banned for some uses in the U.S., but it’s not entirely banned.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule, and new ways to evaluate the safety of asbestos.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Clasical IPR presents Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Berlioz' Les Troyens.

This production stars Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich and Lucas Meachem.

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