Great Lakes Odyssey Radio Hour

Series produced by Adrian Vilaca

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The quest to discover the eternal mystery at the Heart of Turtle Island.

This is the Great Lakes Radio Hour. The GLO Odyssey is on a quest to discover the eternal mystery at the Heart of Turtle Island.

In the Great Lakes Odyssey world it's a multi-national effort to strengthen and explore our relationship with the natural wonders known as the Great Lakes. Because none of us can live without pure drinking water.

We know we are blessed by these Sweet Water Seas. We claim them as our H.O.M.E.S. as the emotionally accurate mnemonic says. They are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.

As long as humans have lived in, and of and through the Lakes, people have told stories about them, sung about them, and gloried in this great gift of the long departed Ice Age. Left by glaciers many thousands of years ago, they are the World’s storehouse of fresh water. If they are drained… or ruined… or damaged, they can never be replaced.

So, as we travel around the Great Lakes Basin, we want to see how we are doing – what we are doing – how we’re feeling and what we’re learning as we try to live as lovers and restorers – and children and family – of the being whom the Anishinabek call Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin, the five freshwater seas.

We hope to galvanize, inspire, and motivate you to strengthen, support and steward the Great Lakes to a beautiful and healthy future.

So please join us on this magical, dare we say “magical mystery tour” of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes culture. This is the Great Lakes Radio Hour.

A music and talk program. Arts, life and culture. Evergreen. Fresh.

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This is the Great Lakes Radio Hour. The GLO Odyssey is on a quest to discover the eternal mystery at the Heart of Turtle Island. In the Great Lakes Odyssey world it's a multi-national effort to strengthen and explore our relationship with the natural wonders known as the Great Lakes. Because none of us can live without pure drinking water.We know we are blessed by these Sweet Water Seas. We claim them as our H.O.M.E.S. as the emotionally accurate mnemonic says. They are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.As long as humans have lived in, and of and through the Lakes, people have told stories about them, sung about them, and gloried in this great gift of the long departed Ice Age. Left by glaciers many thousands of years ago, they are the World’s storehouse of fresh water. If... Show full description


30 Pieces

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Caption: No Pipelines, Credit: AU.Jackson
Water, a chemical, is facing major damage by man-made chemicals used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1940s, such as per- and ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
Caption: From Water To Water: A Way Through The Trees, Credit: Bonnie Devine & Mariah Meawasige
The many magnificent rivers that flow into the Great Lakes bring life and harmony to the entire watershed, but now under more than a century of ind...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: M'shiikenh, Credit: Mishiikenh Kwe
The story of Turtle Island, a symbol of life and earth, passed down through generations among Indigenous nations, usually acts as a creation story,...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Fisherman, Credit: John Hornstein
Fresh water for drinking, swimming and fishing is at risk when the relationship with the Great Lakes environment is determined by short term strate...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront, Credit: Amy Williams
Ideas that build cities require connections that build relationships. Canals and bridges are means that bring the peoples and stewards of the Great...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2024
  • Length: 58:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Water Walker, Credit: Joanne Robertson
Safe drinking water is a common right of humanity as part and parcel of a healthy environment. Champions for the Great Lakes are in an existential ...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vegetables, Credit: Monica Vaes
The Great Lakes Basin is the cultural bowl in which a tasty stew is served - a savory dish of mixed origins, each ingredient flavored and enriched ...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
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Caption: The Fugiitve's Son, Credit: G. Thomas
Escaping for the north terminus to freedom, African American slaves of the mid 1800s risked their lives on the Underground Railroad to reach the sa...

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  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carpet Of Light, Credit: Dr. Roberta Bondar
The Great Lakes origins live in the ancient past and the coldest times. Traveling through thousands of years to today, the Odyssey finds itself nav...

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  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Teo Beer & Brewery, Credit: Adriano
Each region's cultural history is shaped by its character and ecosystem. Hundreds of breweries on the Great Lakes tap into this natural-resource j...

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  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Resilience, Credit: Juss Kaur
We don’t live on the land or by the Lakes - we live with them. How do we grow in relationship to all the beings with whom we share space?

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: River Pilot, Credit: Sault Ste. Marie ON Museum
Finding, eating, and sustaining healthy populations of fish. What are the community, family, and individual practices which support the cause?

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Plastic Everywhere, Credit: Michael Devoni
Plastic can be found in the waters, in the fish, in the animals, in our blood - even in mother’s milk. How do we address this threat to both our a...

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  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boat, Credit: Duff Jennings
The cold, clear, deep waters of the Lakes are home to thousands of shipwrecks. What is their legacy and what is our obligation to these sites?

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  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 7 Fishes, Credit: Zoey Wood-Salomon
The return of sturgeon signals a restoration of Great Lakes waterways and habitat. It is one part of a deeper return to traditional ways of knowin...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pictographer, Credit: Gary McGuffin
With deep water, rivers and marshes, forests and open plains, the range of plant and animal life in the Great Lakes Basin is a legacy to know and s...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Sky Woman, Credit: Christi Belcourt
The struggle to maintain and access clean drinking water stirs community action throughout the Great Lakes forty million people that see their sour...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Untitled Thunderbird, Credit: Thomas Sinclair
The great forests of the Great Lakes are being remade by fire, with huge implications for the warming cycle and its effect on water.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
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Caption: St. Marys River (1907), Credit: F.J. Falkner
How we live where we live is determined by what the weather patterns are. We examine why and how climate shapes and defines our culture.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: William, Credit: Adriano
The fresh water seas, the largest source of fresh water on the planet, hold the keys to life to come. Can we envision the life of the Lakes decades...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 1