Sept. 29, 2017 — Week 4
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HOTWEATHER: The record-breaking temperatures in late September combined with the lack of rainfall throughout the summer is drying out Michigan crops and cows. On the plus side: The heat produces better wine. We talk to commodity groups and farmers from Mason and Alma. By Kaley Fech. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, LEELENAU, LANSING CITY PULSE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, HOLLAND, OCEANA, BLISSFIELD AND ALL POINTS
CRAFTBEER: Craft liquor distillers and beer makers could tap into a new source of funds for research and promotion under a plan to expand the state wine council’s mandate. A bill already reported out of committee would create the Michigan Craft Beverage Council that would include craft beer brewers, liquor distillers and winemakers. We talk to the bill’s sponsor from Oshtemo Township, representatives of beer, wine and liquor makers and the state. By Jack Nissen. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MARQUETTE, BIG RAPIDS, LANSING CITY PULSE, METRO TIMES, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS AND ALL POINTS
UPPOET: The unofficial poet laureate of the Upper Peninsula has just published a new collection of poems, many of them heralding the scenery and wildlife of Northern Michigan. We interview Russell Thorburn, who lives in Marquette. By Kate Habrel. FOR MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, ALCONA, CRAWFORD COUNTY, CADILLAC, BIG RAPIDS, MANISTEE, MONTMORENCY & ALL POINTS.
w/POETCOVER: Russell Thorburn’s new collection of poetry, “Somewhere We’ll Leave the World.” Credit: Wayne State University Press
MOOSE: About 500 moose live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. And as their numbers grow, so does their draw for tourism. There are another 1,600 of the animals on Lake Superior’s remote Isle Royale. With the wolf population there down to two, experts predict the number could double in three to four years. By Carl Stoddard. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE MARIE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN AND ALL POINTS
w/MooseSnow: The Department of Natural Resources surveys moose numbers from the air. Credit: Department of Natural Resources
w/MooseSign: Michigan’s moose population is on the rise. Police reported 18 traffic accidents involving moose in 2016. Credit: Carl Stoddard