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Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for eight years. According to his findings, the state of Wisconsin never announced…

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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be in Wisconsin this Thursday for the groundbreaking of the $10 billion Foxconn plant. The Taiwanese electronics company has promised thousands of jobs in Racine County and in return has been offered $4.5 billion in tax incentives. The plant will also require 5.8 million gallons of water a…

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WPR: Northern Wisconsin Project Seeks To ‘Slow The Flow’ Of Stormwater

Local, State, Federal Partners Aim To Reduce Flood Peaks, Erosion In Northern Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin has dealt with three floods in the last six years that caused millions of dollars in damage resulting in federal disaster declarations. The region is seeing more frequent, intense rainfalls. For the last several years, local, state and federal partners have been trying to find ways to slow the flow of stormwater running…

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Islands Summit

Join us for the 2018 Islands Summit. The Madeline Island/Town of La Pointe community is excited to serve as your hosts for this unique event. Beautiful Madeline Island is located in southwestern Lake Superior, roughly three miles off-shore from the Wisconsin mainland. The Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce provides great information on what Madeline Island

Northland College students do radio interview in early 1960s with photographer and curator John Szarkowski

Changing the Way We See

ASHLAND NATIVE JOHN SZARKOWSKI SHOWED AMERICA A NEW WAY TO LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHS

When John Szarkowski began as director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1962, photography was considered a utilitarian median, a means to document what existed. He elevated the photograph as a legitimate form of art. “Szarkowski’s thinking, whether Americans know it or not, has become our thinking about…

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WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

Projects Awarded After Congress Restores Funding For Sea Grant Program By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to Great Lakes research and education projects. Congress recently restored $76.5 million in Sea Grant funding nationwide. The Trump administration had proposed eliminating the program. Wisconsin Sea Grant…

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WPR: WritersRead 2018

Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts the 8th Annual “Writers Read: Gut Instinct.” The program features original works of fiction, non-fiction, twitterature and poetry from writers living in northern Wisconsin and the Twin Ports. The event was coordinated by Julie Buckles and Northland College in partnership with WPR. Writers from the Chequamegon Bay area and Twin Ports…

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Researchers Monitoring Wildlife On Madeline Island

RESEARCHERS HOPE LAKE SUPERIOR’S APOSTLE ISLANDS PROVIDE KEY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WILDLIFE ECOLOGY SYSTEMS

Researchers in northern Wisconsin have placed 25 trail cameras on Madeline Island to gather a better picture of the diversity of wildlife on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. “We kept looking to Madeline Island with this big question mark,” said Erik Olson, leader of the Wild Madeline research project and natural resources professor at Northland College…

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Scientists Seek To Solve Marten Mystery On The Apostle Islands

Erik Olson, associate professor of natural resources

Spotting the American marten in Wisconsin is no easy task. So, it’s no surprise that park officials at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore initially doubted what they were seeing when visitors shared photos of the mammal that’s endangered in the state. “In 2010, this photo was taken and it was just said, ‘Well, that’s a…

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Great Lakes Islands Summit, Madeline Island Fellowship Project

More than seventy representatives from twelve Great Lakes islands attended a summit in September on Beaver Island, off the coast of Michigan, to talk about the Great Lakes Island Initiative. The mission of this emerging organization is to support a coalition of Islands dedicated to forming a better understanding of shared problems and possible solutions….