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Points North, Ep. 25: Citizen science

This week on Points North , hear how citizens are becoming scientists on the Great Lakes. Plus, a cheesy grits casserole recipe with a special ingredient: family history.

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This Monday at 6 p.m., join Classical IPR for Great Lakes Concerts, a weekly program featuring performances from all over the state.

Great Lakes Concerts is produced by WKAR Public Media at Michigan State in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and Interlochen Public Radio.

Music By Request playlist for August 17, 2019

Aug 17, 2019
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Music by Request for August 17 2019

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Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

A federal judge has ruled against the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in a lawsuit to affirm its reservation boundaries.

The tribe sued the state of Michigan in 2016, arguing that the Treaty of 1855 established a 337-square-mile reservation on lands including the cities of Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs.

Michigan State Police

The rescue efforts for a missing boater on Grand Traverse Bay have come to an end.

Officials are now searching for the body of Northport resident Terry Eugene Warren, 57, who went missing Wednesday afternoon after leaving Northport Marina in choppy waters.

Police say they believe he was the sole occupant of the boat and fell overboard. His empty boat beached on shore about two hours after he left the marina. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health Advisory

The first statewide study of PFAS in Michigan’s public water supply came out today.

PFAS are toxic chemicals that can be found in things like firefighting foam, food packaging and other consumer products. They can cause cancer and other health problems.

Approximately 7.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents had their drinking water tested for PFAS.

In Studio A with William Short and Katherine Jordan

Aug 16, 2019

William Short and Katherine Jordan are Interlochen Arts Camp faculty members, professional musicians and music educators. The two married in 2015.

Jordan and Short visited IPR’s Studio A to perform music of Carl Nielsen and talk about balancing two busy careers in a marriage. Hear the entire performance and interview below.

 

Brock Morman engineered this edition of Studio A. Monica Yost provided production assistance.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it’s music for band, orchestra and wind quintet inspired by folk songs and styles from Scotland, England, Spain, Cuba, and the United States.

Listen to the entire episode below.  

Essay: White privilege

Aug 16, 2019

When I was growing up in Grand Rapids in the 1950s, my mother had a “cleaning lady” named Gladys, a soft-spoken colored woman who helped with housework.  I liked Gladys, especially when she made my lunch and cut the sandwiches diagonally.

I hadn’t learned about slavery in America yet and might not have connected that knowledge to Gladys.  But I noticed that when my mother drove her home at the end of the day, Gladys sat in the back seat.  And somehow I knew that was wrong, without knowing how I knew.

A 61-year-old Ionia man will receive $1.3 million from the state.

In 1986, David Gavitt was sentenced to life without parole for three counts of felony murder and one count of arson. But the University of Michigan Innocence Clinic stepped in around 2011. It argued that much of the arson investigation science used against Gavitt at his trial had since been discredited. A court agreed and ordered Gavitt’s release.

 


 

Today on Stateside, how Michigan farmers are dealing with devastating crop losses and the impacts of a trade war. Plus, many in Michigan's immigrant communities were not surprised by a new Trump administration rule that denies green cards to immigrants who have used, or are likely to use, public benefits.

 

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