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This week on Minnesota Native News, the passing of two powerful tribal leaders leads to new elections, and urban Native leaders in Minneapolis seek...

Bought by KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: An encampment that served as a hub for Army and Border Patrol activity now sits vacant near the Donna Rio Bravo International Bridge. It was cleared out in late December., Credit: Reynaldo Leaños, Jr. / American Homefront
Thousands of troops who were deployed to the border in the fall have left, but the Trump Administration may call for a second deployment of thousan...

Bought by KRZA, KPBS, KMUD, North Country Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 7
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The stuff in Scotchguard and Teflon coatings is poisoning water supplies and never goes away It's even been found in animals on the North Pole! Wit...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: The effects of erosion in Euclid, Ohio, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
Great Lakes water levels are high right now – Lake Erie’s are two feet above average, which threatens coastal properties from Ashtabula to Toledo. ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WKAR, WOUB, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WCMU


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Familes of Fair Oaks Community School in Redwood City protest their school closure , Credit: Gloria Rangel
The growth of charter schools has led to declining enrollment at traditional public schools across California -- and in some cases to school closur...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Portrait of Melissa Wakefield (left) and Jessica Wakefield (right) in May 2018. , Credit: Photograph by Catherine Saint Louis
After Jeffrey Wakefield died unexpectedly in March, his daughter Melissa wrote a remembrance to run in the Falmouth Enterprise. Then the paper publ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 07:19
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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials predict that it’s likely to happen by the end of the year. As pot supplie...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WVBI-LP, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7
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Women-owned businesses generated over $1.6 trillion in sales in 2017, but they still make up less than 2/5ths of all privately held companies. But,...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
Caption: Bobby Jones stand on the site of his old patio, which is now partially buried by last year's floods., Credit: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today
Last year, flooding along Lake Ontario caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. Now, lake levels are several inches above norm...

Bought by WAMC, WKSU, WSKG, North Country Public Radio, WBFO and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rita McNamara is concerned about plan for landfill near her home., Credit: Morgan Springer
In northern Michigan, people who live near a landfill have been dealing with contaminated drinking water for decades. A new plan for the landfill m...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, and WCMU


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Different species of algae await testing in the ongoing fight against harmful algal blooms, Credit: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today
In the Great Lakes region, toxic algae blooms are a big problem. Every summer, they leave a green sheen on parts of the Great Lakes – and on many s...

Bought by KPIK-LP, WRVO Public Media, WVBI-LP, WBFO, WAMC and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: New York distillery and fish farm turns waste into supper, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Two companies in the Great Lakes region are teaming up for an unusual experiment in sustainability. They’re starting an aquaculture business. And a...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, WAMC, WXXI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Christmas tree berm at the Royal Botanical Gardens. , Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Canada’s Royal Botanical Gardens has a problem. Carp are trying to invade protected marshes, where they could destroy lots of plants. But scientist...

Bought by WXXI, WVBI-LP, WBFO, WCPN, WCMU and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Children playing next to Garden Valley [Bill Nehez/CSU Cleveland Memory Project]
Would you want an industrial waste dump near your house? Probably not. But across the country, environmental hazards like waste dumps tend to be lo...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, WXXI, WCMU, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tony David (right) and an apprentice, Angelo Johnson (left) look out over the water where the dam used to be., Credit: Veronica Volk
Seventy-two dams in the U-S were demolished last year; and hundreds more were removed in the past decade. Most are taken down as part of an effort ...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WCMU, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Krista Brucker, emergency physician and director of Project Point., Credit: Jake Harper / Side Effects Public Media
Thousands of people overdose every year across the U.S. The ones who survive are often taken to emergency rooms. In 2014, there were 538,100 opioid...

Bought by WOSU


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination, Credit: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination
Asian carp are a big threat to the Great Lakes. After one was found recently beyond an electric barrier, environmentalists and officials worried th...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WORT, Michigan Radio, WXXI, WVIK and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Protest in Oswego, N.Y., Credit: Payne Horning
Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explore...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WFIU, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Admiral shipwreck, Credit: Marc Duncan
There’s more than just fish and sand in the Great Lakes – there are thousands of ships, airplanes, and other vehicles under the water. A story on ...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, WRVO Public Media, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A piece of walleye head meat before it gets blended with dry ice - the first step in extracting the microcystin toxin from the fish tissue.a, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, JUNE 12 By now, most of us have heard that President Trump wants to eliminate a 300-million-dollar program created t...

Bought by WLPR, WXXI, WBFO, Wisconsin Public Radio (ops), Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: John Gee with Environment and Climate Change Canada stands on a platform overlooking the Randle Reef restoration project., Credit: Veronica Volk
Imagine a huge steel box – whose lid is 10 football fields across. It's being built in Hamilton's harbor on the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s d...

Bought by WMUK, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WLPR, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Building tug Cleveland at Great Lakes Towing, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
During the 10-week break between shipping seasons, ships undergo repairs and crews are laid off from their work.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Allen Wilson, 59, says he has debt collectors calling him over bills that should have been paid by Anthem, his former HIP 2.0 insurer., Credit: Jake Harper / Side Effects
Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income Americans was a major component of the Affordable Care Act, and under then-Governor Mike Pence, Seema V...

Bought by WNIN


  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: In 1973 waves crashed over Zieres' family's breakwall and flooded their home., Credit: Provided
INTRO: There’s a simmering controversy on the northern border of the United States -- it’s all about water. For the first time in over fifty years,...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, WCPN, WAMC, North Country Public Radio, and WBFO


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 5
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The United States and Canada are moving to ban microbeads -- the tiny plastic bits in toothpaste and facewash that are big water polluters. Now sci...

Bought by WKSU, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WXXI, WCPN and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7