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WritersRead to Air on WPR Feb. 29 & Mar 7

Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast selections of people’s stories on the theme of transformation. The sixth annual “Writers Read” event was coordinated by writer Julie Buckles at Northland College in partnership with WPR and Aqueous Magazine. Writers from the Chequamegon Bay area and Twin Ports read fiction, non-fiction and poetry….

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Alumnus Dan Romano: Weatherman

radio show called “Romano’s Rage,” and he played baseball—a passion since childhood that followed and helped him through his twenties. He assisted with coaching his senior year and now coaches a little league team in the region. Within two years of stepping foot on campus, Romano was offered an interview…

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Message to the Community: budget updates

…The percentage reduction within individual budgets may vary to achieve the 6.5 percent reduction in the overall operating budget. Some budget managers have already identified reductions toward this initiative. Effective immediately, WRNC radio station will close permanently. Men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s cross country will be eliminated…

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Great Lakes Islands Summit, Madeline Island Fellowship Project

…opportunities for funding. Communications: Increase communication for residents while they are on and off the island. Priorities include researching and developing an island radio station and developing strategies for effective communication. Economic opportunities: Create a welcoming and supportive environment for a vibrant island economy. Priorities include job creation support, attracting…

Portrait of singer Sofia Jannok

Sámi Singer to Perform

The Northland College Native American Studies program and Indigenous Cultures Center is bringing Sofia Jannok, a Swedish-side Sámi artist, singer, songwriter, actress, radio host, and activist for Indigenous rights, to campus the week of Monday, October 3. Combining her heritage with Swedish pop, she will give a public performance at…


Great Lakes Officials Scale Back Waukesha Water Diversion Plan

REBECCA KRUTH, Michigan Radio Representatives from the Great Lakes and Canada met last week to consider a Wisconsin city’s request to pump water from Lake Michigan. The groundwater in Waukesha is contaminated with radium, so the city wants to draw about 10 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan daily….

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Great Lakes governors to decide Waukesha water proposal

By Aaron Selbig, Interlochen Public Radio The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin has high levels of radium in its water supply. The city hopes to solve the problem by taking water out of Lake Michigan. Waukesha is in a county that straddles the Great Lakes basin and under the Great Lakes…

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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…

WPR: Panel Talks Future Of Great Lakes Cleanup Program

Industry, Agencies Ponder Program’s Future Under New Administration By Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio Representatives of industry, American Indian tribes, government and environmental groups took part in a water summit in northern Wisconsin over the weekend to discuss the future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a new White…

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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…