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Looking Up and Out
Our region offers spectacular night sky views, but will new satellites mar their beauty? And how are Great Lakes parks coping with COVID-19 and record-setting lake levels?

Tuesday at 7:30p
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Great Performances: Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Chart the last five years of the women’s movement and its re-energized, intersectional fight for equality.

Tuesday at 8p
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Frontline: Once upon a time in Mosul

Whose Vote Counts

Whose Vote Counts

The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
Ahead of the 2020 election, FRONTLINE's critically acclaimed series "The Choice" returns with interwoven investigative biographies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Tuesday at 9p
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Christy McDonald with Rachel Allen + Rose DeSloover on Marygrove’s new arts partnerships allowing other art and music performances to use their spaces.

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Announcing the Michigan Learning Channel

A new statewide Michigan public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers.

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MPC20 Conversations: Respond and Rebuild

MPC20 Conversations: Respond and Rebuild

This free digital series offers national and local speakers and dialogue, inspired by the tenor of conversation traditionally held at the Mackinac Policy Conference, every Wednesday and most Fridays at 11 a.m., from Aug. 19 through Nov. 13.

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Do Black Lives Matter in America?

American Black Journal and BridgeDetroit present a series of reports on issues threatening the lives of people of color and the groups advocating to protect them.

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  • Minority communities question election-year push by EPA
    on October 26, 2020

    By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Summertime Spike: Great Lakes parks a source of balm and vexation for many during COVID-19
    on October 26, 2020

    Great Lakes parks have always been popular among outdoor enthusiasts. This summer, however, pandemic-weary residents on both sides of the border flocked to them – many for the first time – just as services such as campsites, visitors’ centers, washrooms and interpretive programs were closed to help contain COVID-19. The spike in summertime numbers was doubly challenging this year as the lakes’ record-high water levels have washed away some beaches and trails. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Winning Work: Great Lakes Now recognized for communication excellence by Great Lakes Protection Fund
    on October 26, 2020

    Each year, the Great Lakes Protection Fund chooses a theme and looks for innovation and excellence in work around that theme related to the Great Lakes. Then the best individuals and organizations receive the Fund’s Great Lakes Leadership Award. This year’s theme is communication, and Great Lakes Now is one of the 2020 award winners! Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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