Week 10 – 11/11/22
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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS: While political heavyweights battled it out this election some of the more hotly contested races were for school board. School officials say that in some races more money was spent from outside sources than they’ve ever seen. We talk to the Michigan Association of School Boards, the Michigan Education Association and a board member of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. By Sarah Atwood. FOR ALL POINTS
SPECIALTY CROPS: Promoting online sales of asparagus is among the $1.2 million in projects to support Michigan specialty crops recently awarded by federal officials. The COVID-19 pandemic proved that asparagus didn’t benefit from the surge of online buying, farm officials said. Addressing that deficit is among the dozen projects recently awarded federal support. Others include hops and cherries. By Liam Jackson. FOR MICHIGAN FARM NEWS, CORP!, TRAVERSE CITY, OCEANA COUNTY, LANSING, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, WKTV, LEELANAU AND ALL POINTS.
WHITEFISH: Don’t stop at fillets. Whitefish parts also can be used to make cosmetics, supplements, wallets and other products, boosting the economic value of the fish. We talk to the Lansing-based Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the organization representing Great Lakes governors and Canadian premiers and others about the “100% Whitefish” campaign. By Jake Christie. FOR ALPENA, ALCONA, MONROE, CHEBOYGAN, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, IRON MOUNTAIN, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, LUDINGTON, MIDLAND, OCEANA, BENZIE COUNTY, HOLLAND, MANISTEE, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, ST. IGNACE, CORP!, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.
w/WHITEFISH CHART: Potential uses for whitefish. Credit: Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
w/WHITEFISH PHOTO: Whitefish haul from the Great Lakes. Credit: Brandon Schroeder/Michigan Sea Grant.
RESEARCH SUCCESS: A Grand Valley State University student has found a way to transform his scientific research about yellow perch to chalk art. Data he collected for the university’s Annis Water Resources Institute shows the average weight and health of fish captured at Lake Macatawa is significantly below standard levels.We also talk to an institute researcher and an MSU Museum expert. By Daniel Schoenherr. FOR WKTV, HOLLAND, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.
w/RESEARCH SUCCESS PHOTO: Jacob Yingling’s chalk mural took him two hours to create and many more hours to plan. It reads, “Yellow Perch Condition in Drowned Rivermouth System.” Credit: Jacob Yingling
WILDFIRE PREVENTION: As wildfires grow in scope and frequency across the United States, Michigan is getting grants to help local volunteer fire departments handle wildfires and meet the demand for expanded fire protection. A DNR official explains the program. By Molly Wright,. FOR CADILLAC, ALPENA, MONTMORENCY, BIG RAPIDS, CHEBOYGAN, MARQUETTE, IRON MOUNTAIN, SAULT STE. MARIE, CRAWFORD COUNTY, CLARE, MANISTEE AND ALL POINTS.
DARK SKY ASTROTOURISM: Michigan now has its third internationally recognized dark sky park, this one on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The parks are a big draw for astrotourists. The other two are in Mackinaw City and Jones, Cass County. Six state parks in eastern and Northeast Michigan are also designated as dark sky reserves. By Mackenzie DeRaad. FOR IRON MOUNTAIN, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, SAULT STE. MARIE, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, MONTMORENCY, ALPENA, ALCONA, ADRIAN, BLISSFIELD AND ALL POINTS.
w/DARK SKY ASTROTOURISM CHART: Which skies make the best dark sky parks? Credit: INHABITAT
w/DARK SKY ASTROTOURISM PICTURE: Keweenaw night sky. Credit: Thomas Oliver
BUCKINGHAM: It may be the first lawsuit filed in the United States against members of the British Royal Family and Buckingham Palace since Charles III became king. An Isabella County Jail inmate claims to be the victim of their use of “spy technology” or “satellite monitoring” to invade his privacy and manipulate him through death threats. The handwritten federal court suit seeks $75,000 from the palace, Princes William and Harry, Princess Kate and President Biden. A University of Detroit Mercy law professor says the case is unlikely to get anywhere. By Eric Freedman. FOR ALL POINTS.
WASTEWATER PRIVACY: Ever since John Snow, the father of epidemiology, linked an 1854 cholera outbreak in London to contaminated water, wastewater surveillance has been a tool for scientists to track disease. But some are raising medical privacy concerns in the modern age as wastewater is used to track COVID-19. In the Great Lakes Basin, universities are teaming up to join a national network, including the University of Toledo, Northwestern University, Notre Dame, Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. By Mackenzie DeRaad. COMMENTARY FOR LANSING AND ALL POINTS.
w/WASTEWATER PRIVACY PHOTO: ISCO Sampler used in the Michigan State University sewers. Image: Teledyne Technologies
w/WASTEWATER PRIVACY MAP1: Michigan State University sampling sites. Image: Joan Rose
w/WASTEWATER PRIVACY MAP2: Summary of SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring Sites. Image: COVIDPoops19