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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

Fall Brawl: Sheffield Lake fishing derby inspires intense angling
- by James Proffitt

The fishing derby started with 50 people 10 years ago. Participants number more than 12,000 this year.

Dave Spangler: Lake Erie loses tireless full-time advocate
- by James Proffitt

The Oak Harbor charter captain was a major force in many circles.

Legal Fees: Toledo residents to pay for LEBOR challenger Drewes Farms
- by James Proffitt

A legal bill from LEBOR challenger Drewes Farms presented to city officials in April was originally about $293,000.

The Age of Nature: Series finale ends with hope
- by Natasha Blakely

As “The Age of Nature” documentary concludes its national airings on PBS stations, we find more hope globally and in the Great Lakes region.

Minority communities question election-year push by EPA
- by The Associated Press

Under President Donald Trump, the EPA has slashed support for some programs and regulatory protections benefiting disadvantaged communities.

Summertime Spike: Great Lakes parks a source of balm and vexation for many during COVID-19
- by Sharon Oosthoek

This summer, pandemic-weary residents on both sides of the border flocked to national, state and provincial parks – many for the first time.

Winning Work: Great Lakes Now recognized for communication excellence by Great Lakes Protection Fund
- by GLN Editor

The Great Lakes Now initiative – our show, website, engagement efforts and educational resources – wins a Great Lakes Protection Fund Leadership Award.

PFAS News Roundup: Huron River contamination levels drop, New York PFAS cleanup could be delayed
- by Natasha Blakely

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