Capital News Service Budget – July 20, 2015
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2nd SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL FILE: This is the 2nd of three planned summer files of Michigan environmental stories in collaboration with Great Lakes Echo, the Journalism School’s environmental news service. Of course, CNS subscribing news organizations are free to continue using any of our other archived stories and visuals. The next will come in mid-August.
WOLF STORIES: The two parts of our arsonist-to-wolf-protection-activist package can be run together or as separate stories.
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BIRCHBARKCANOES: The tradition of the birch bark canoe remains alive, thanks to the efforts of Native American artisans such as a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie. His instructional booklet includes pictures from a workshop with the Little River Band of Odawa Indians in Manistee. A member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi who grew up in Southwest Michigan, explains the canoe’s historical role in the region. By Holly Drankhan. FOR BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON & ALL POINTS.
w/BIRCHBARKCANOESPHOTO1: Tom Byers uses spruce roots to lash together two sides of a birch bark canoe. Credit: Tom Byers.
w/BIRCHBARKCANOESPHOTO2: Curved ribs made of white cedar are added to the full length of the canoe to provide support and shape. Credit: Eric Mase.
GOBYGUTS: Few creatures can survive being chewed up and pooped out by the invasive round goby – but Great Lakes ostracods, or seed shrimp, can. That’s important because if non-native and invasive prey survive being eaten by gobies, they could be spread as far as the fish swim. We hear from a DNR fisheries biologist, as well as researchers studying the situation. By Mollie Liskiewicz. FOR LUDIGNTON, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, ALCONA, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, HOLLAND, MANISTEE, TRAVERSE CITY, HARBOR SPRINGS, LEELANAU & ALL POINTS.
w/GOBYGUTSPHOTO: Round goby are invasive to the Great Lakes. Credit: Flikr
WOLFACTIVISTPART1: Rod Coronado, now of Grand Rapids, drew national attention–and a two-year manhunt–after torching MSU research labs. Now out of prison, he’s a vocal wolf protection activist. The first part of this two-story package focuses on his transition from arsonist to non-violent animal rights activist. By Holly Drankhan. FOR BAY MILLS, CADILLAC, LUDINGTON, CHEBOYGAN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, GLADWIN, ALCONA, BAY MILLS, GREENVILLE, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MANISTEE, BIG RAPIDS, HOLLAND, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY & ALL POINTS.
w/WOLFACTIVISTPHOTO: After spending six years in prison for violent animal rights activism, Rod Coronado now protests about public policies on recreational wolf hunting. Credit: Joe Brown
WOLFACTIVISTPART2: Convicted arsonist Rod Coronado has founded Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, a group that opposes wolf hunting in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as Montana. We look at the group’s activities and talk to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and a filmmaker who is making a documentary about Coronado’s organization. By Holly Drankhan. FOR BAY MILLS, CADILLAC, LUDINGTON, CHEBOYGAN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, GLADWIN, ALCONA, BAY MILLS, GREENVILLE, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MANISTEE, BIG RAPIDS, HOLLAND, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY & ALL POINTS.