bees Stateside: Citizen ballot initiatives; Michigan pickle powerhouse; invasive lanternflies By editor • May 27, 2019 Listen Listening... / Stateside for Monday, May 27, 2019 Today on Stateside, Attorney General Dana Nessel clashes with the Republican-led legislature on a law that would change the rules on petition drives. Plus, an invasive insect could make its way to Michigan and wreak havoc on crops. Points North, Ep. 12: A beeline to service By Morgan Springer • May 9, 2019 Dan Wanschura / Interlochen Public Radio This week on Points North, a U.S. soldier was injured in a training exercise and discharged from the army. Then he found an unusual way to cope with his depression and serve his country: beekeeping. Listen Listening... / 10:24 Listen to the entire episode here. Investigators point to fungicides as one reason for bumblebee declines By editor • Nov 21, 2017 Listen Listening... / Listen to today's Environment Report. We’ve heard a lot about honeybees and how important they are as pollinators. But bumblebees pollinate wildflowers and crops, too, and some kinds of bumblebees are in trouble. Veterinarians may find themselves making "hive calls" under new regulations By Rebecca Kruth • Sep 27, 2017 Listen Listening... / Listen to today's Environment Report. Most veterinarians probably don't picture themselves working with bees. But thanks to new federal regulations, more and more might soon find themselves with six-legged patients.