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Great Lakes Now Events

Join the Great Lakes Now team for interactive Watch Parties, webinars and events about Great Lakes news and issues.

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Join Great Lakes Now on the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant podcast
- by GLN Editor

For more news about the Great Lakes, tune in to the “Teach Me About the Great Lakes” where Great Lakes Now shares news.

COVID hits Buttigieg, others who attended Michigan event
- by The Associated Press

At least 15 people who attended a public affairs conference last week on Michigan’s Mackinac Island have tested positive for COVID-19, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

The Catch: Tribal fishermen in the Great Lakes region
- by GLN Editor

Anishinaabe journalist Sierra Clark said harassment regarding tribal fishing is not something new in the state of Michigan.

The Catch: A Great Lakes Authority?
- by GLN Editor

Aiming to better coordinate efforts to restore the Great Lakes, promote related educational opportunities, and boost the region’s economic prospects, an Ohio legislator crafted a bill to create a federal Great Lakes Authority.

The Catch: Climate Change and Your Allergies
- by GLN Editor

If you already suffer from seasonal allergies, get ready for more severe symptoms as the Great Lakes region experiences climate change in the coming decades.

Winning Work: Great Lakes Now collects 12 journalism awards
- by GLN Editor

At the Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit Chapter’s 2022 Excellence in Journalism award ceremony, Great Lakes Now was honored with acknowledgements over eight categories of our digital, broadcast and collaborative work.

Great Lakes News Collaborative examines Water’s True Cost
- by GLN Editor

For the whole month of May, Great Lakes Now will be looking at aging water infrastructure and the rising literal cost of water as part of a series from the Great Lakes News Collaborative.

Join the Conversations: Events on “Water’s True Cost” will answer your questions about water infrastructure
- by GLN Editor

As the Great Lakes News Collaborative prepares to publish and air stories about water’s true cost, get these free, virtual events on your calendar to learn more about your drinking water.

Water’s True Cost: Episode Sneak Peek Watch Party
- by GLN Editor

Join GLN Producer Anna Sysling for a conversation with several guests who all played a part in this episode’s story about the complicated financial, public health and infrastructural implications of our drinking water.

Our Latest Episode: Watch the Great Lakes Now program here
- by GLN Editor

If you were looking for our show on Detroit Public Television on Wednesday, Jan. 26, you know it was pre-empted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State speech. But fear not! It’s here!

Triple Threat: GLN Show, Website and Facebook Events all honored with media awards
- by Sandra Svoboda

Great Lakes Now content and engagement work was honored in two statewide contests.

Watch Party: Coastal Wetlands, Part 1
- by GLN Editor

In this live watch party, Host Sandra Svoboda chats with WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Friends of the Rouge River Executive Director Marie McCormick about two restoration projects around the Detroit River area.

National Recognition: Great Lakes Now wins “Best News and Public Affairs” program for public broadcasting
- by GLN Editor

With its monthly show, digital and social media content, educational resources, and audience engagement, Great Lakes Now earned an award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.

Watch Party: Invaders on the Menu
- by GLN Editor

In this “watch party,” originally broadcast on Facebook on Jan. 8, 2021, Belle Isle Aquarium Aquarist Amanda Murray chats with WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now’s Sandra Svoboda and answers audience questions about invasive species in the Great Lakes.…

Watch Party: Ships and Shipwrecks
- by GLN Editor

Come aboard a boat that delivers mail to ships on the Great Lakes, learn about life on a Great Lakes freighter, and dive into some incredible shipwrecks that you don’t necessarily need a scuba tank to see in a visit…

Watch Party: Detroit River’s High Water
- by GLN Editor

Jacqueline Serran with the Detroit River Canadian Clean Up, WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now’s Sandra Svoboda chat about high water level impacts on habitat and communities along the Detroit River in Canada and the U.S.

Watch Party: Watching the Waters
- by GLN Editor

Commissioner Rob Sisson from the IJC, Kelly House from Bridge Michigan and Harvey Bootsma from the School of Freshwater Sciences at the UWM answer questions from the audience and explain why climate change will be THE story of the Great Lakes in coming years.

Watch Party: Urgin’ for Sturgeon
- by GLN Editor

Belle Isle Aquarium Curator Paul Shuert, WDET’s Annamarie Sysling and Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chat about sturgeon and answer Facebook audience questions.

Watch Party: Looking Up and Out
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with Pam Barnes from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Austin Happel from the Shedd Aquarium and Nick Lake from the Adler Planetarium.

What Grows: “Shipwrecks and Ecosystems” watch party for Great Lakes Now and “The Age of Nature”
- by Sandra Svoboda

Whether they’re in oceans or the Great Lakes, shipwrecks create unique ecosystems for a variety of aquatic life.

Damming Decisions: Watch party for Great Lakes Now and The Age of Nature
- by Sandra Svoboda

Learn more about what happens when these dams are built and what happens when they come down in this Great Lakes Now watch party.

Watch Party: River Influence
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with journalist Lorraine Boissoneault and Drew YoungeDyke from the National Wildlife Federation about mining, Asian carp, water quality and the Great Lakes.

Watch Party: The Carp Advance
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with Belle Isle Aquarium Curator Dr. Paul Shuert and Drew YoungeDyke from the National Wildlife Federation about Asian carp.

Watch Party: Feeding the Blooms
- by GLN Editor

Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with Producer David Ruck from Great Lakes Outreach Media about Lake Erie’s toxic algal blooms.

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