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

Great Lakes Protection Fund: Award celebrates work tackling plastics, invasives, equity
- by GLN Editor

This year’s Great Lakes Protection Fund leadership award winners were announced Tuesday, with the theme of driving change to improve the health of the Great Lakes.

Tips, Tricks, Recipes: Want to know how to eat Great Lakes fish?
- by James Proffitt

Groups and individuals around the Great Lakes region have been working on projects aiming to encourage this local fish and game consumption through mobile kitchens, instructional videos and classes.

I Speak for the Fish: No petting for these cats
- by Kathy Johnson

Of the 46 species of catfishes found in North America, you can find only nine of them in the Great Lakes. In this month’s column, Kathy Johnson discusses encounters with some of them, including one of the rarest fish in Ontario.

Great Lakes Breakdowns: There’s a thin line between affordable and not for boat tows
- by James Proffitt

COVID-19 has resulted in an influx of new boaters on the Great Lakes, many of whom aren’t prepared for the sudden changes that can happen on the unforgiving lakes.

Q&A: Climate, equity and diversity top priorities for new national non-profit executive
- by Gary Wilson

Great Lakes Now talked to the new Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Manish Bapna on a range of topics, including electric-powered vehicles, drinking water shutoffs, the fixation on economic growth, and equity and diversity issues.

What Makes a Region: A look at three definitions of the Great Lakes
- by Alex Hill

Explore this map of the Great Lakes region and the different ways to interpret what it means to be part of the Great Lakes.

Bridge Over Warming Water: Grants fund fish habitat conservation projects around the Great Lakes
- by Rachel Duckett

Rivers, streams and lakes are warming, casting a dark shadow on the future of coldwater fish in the Great Lakes region. To save them, state and federal agencies around the Great Lakes are investing millions in these fish.

FishPass stays off November ballot, will be decided in appeals court
- by Great Lakes Echo

The fate of Traverse City, Michigan’s FishPass project will be decided in court. That’s after city commissioners decided not to put the question before voters in November.