Nov. 11, 2016
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RECIPES: Schools are jumping on the “eat local” movement with a raft of programs designed to put local food into cafeterias for both health and education. We talk to school officials in Gwinn and Warren and with managers of statewide programs that are spurring the movement. By Bridget Bush. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE AND ALL POINTS
NEWFLAG: Michigan may see a new state flag waving above the Capitol. A state lawmaker is proposing a commission to select a new one from contest entries after students complained about the current design that includes a coat of arms from an early fur trading company and a Latin word leftover from the Toledo war. By Caitlin DeLuca. FOR ALL POINTS
w/NEWFLAGPHOTO: The state flag of Michigan. PC: michigan.gov
YOUTHSUICIDE: While suicides among adolescent youth are on the rise, fewer mental health beds are set aside for them. Texting and Facebook are some among treatment options. We speak to health experts in Sault Ste. Marie, the University of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. By Karen Hopper Usher. FOR SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE AND ALL POINTS
ENERGYBILL: An energy reform package encourages the production of wind power, but that’s an option not universally embraced in rural communities. Local officials are concerned about the impact on property values, noise, vibrations and bird deaths as the state lawmakers consider increasing how much renewable energy the state must produce. We talk to the head of an organization that opposes wind power in Michigan and to the Sierra Club, the Ecology Center and a Huron County Commissioner. By Ray Wilbur. FOR LUDINGTON AND ALL POINTS
BULLYINGMI: Two groups recently ranked Michigan among the worst states for kids who get bullied. Michigan health officials say the consequences are significant, and that children need to be able to alert adults when they are bullied without getting called tattletales. By Caitlin DeLuca. FOR ALL POINTS.
SICKWILDLIFE: Wildlife disease is on the rise and people are often the reason.
And people have a lot to lose. We talk to wildlife experts at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin about an uptick in illnesses that affect animals as diverse as bats and deer and spread by increasing modes of transportation. By Marie Orttenburger. FOR ALL POINTS
w/SICKWILDLIFEPHOTO –Chronic wasting disease is on the rise. Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HIGHTECHARCHAEOLOGY: Archaeologists in northern Michigan are using pulses of light shot from airplanes to double their discoveries, including cache pits used by Native Americans to store food. It’s a new way of documenting pre-European settlements and their impact on the landscape. We hear from researchers at the U-M Biological Research Station near Pellston and the University of New Hampshire. By Natasha Blakely. FOR PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE & ALL POINTS
w/HIGHTECHARCHAEOLOGYPHOTO — A cache pit. Image: Meghan Howey.
Nov. 11, 2016