Up North Lowdown, Ep. 33: Where are the hunters?
Fewer people are deer hunting in Michigan. And even if you're not a hunter, you should take notice, say experts.
Fewer hunters means more deer. It also means a decrease in how much money Michigan's Department of Natural Resources has to spend on wildlife management, conservation and more.
IPR's Ellie Katz tells us what's happening this week.
Plus, before they went home for the year, Michigan's state lawmakers passed sweeping climate legislation.
IPR and Grist climate solutions reporter Izzy Ross breaks that down for us, from a major new clean energy standard to controversial rules that give the state final say over where solar and wind projects are located.
Plus, we remember a president emeritus of Interlochen Center for the Arts whose legacy includes some big contributions to public radio, too.
Thanks for listening.