The Great Lakes Now monthly television program is produced by Detroit Public TV in partnership with a network of PBS affiliates around the region. Shooting on location in eight states and Canada, the magazine-style show brings viewers stories about the recreational, economic, scientific, political and environmental issues related to the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Latest News from Great Lakes Now

Federal Relief: Great Lakes fisheries finally get a cut of COVID-19 relief funds
- by Dave Spratt

Great Lakes tribal fisheries were included in the $30 million allotted for tribal fisheries nationwide. Another $15 million was set aside for “non-tribal commercial, aquaculture, processor and charter fishery participants” in Great Lakes states.

Biden climate team: “Hard work ahead” to rebuild climate efforts
- by Indiana Environmental Reporter

Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the government’s ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.

Principled Poet: Michigan’s Alison Swan tackles environmental issues on an experiential level in new book
- by Gary Wilson

In a Great Lakes world dominated by policy proclamations, fights for funding and the never-ending conflict between politicians, business and environmental interests, Michigan poet Alison Swan operates on a different level.

PFAS News Roundup: PFAS in Lake Superior smelt, McDonalds drops PFAS packaging, White House weakened EPA guidelines
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Lifeblood: Photographer shares the Lake Erie connection uniting shoreline residents
- by Grace Dempsey

In the documentary photo series North of Long Tail, photographer Colin Boyd Shafer tells the stories of more than 20 residents of Lake Erie’s north shore.

Q&A: How to protect against lead as Michigan waits for new water pipes
- by Bridge Michigan

Bridge Michigan spoke with Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha about what it will take to remove lead from our water supply and how residents can protect themselves in the process.

Michigan cities must begin replacing lead pipes. But who has the cash?
- by Bridge Michigan

As utilities across the state launch into a massive lead line replacement effort expected to be paid for largely by ratepayers, they are navigating a host of challenges, from the price to replace pipes to where they’ll find enough contractors to do the work.

Drinking Water News Roundup: Illinois, New York see lead in drinking water, Pennsylvania drilling ban, Ontario First Nations boil advisories
- by Grace Dempsey

Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.