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Michigan's Great Indoors

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Michigan's Great Indoors
UTR visits a zoo that's full of things that zoom, go inside to play ball and see the Wright Museum. Then it's a cool car collection and a place that literally rocks.

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The True Welcome
In the Great Depression, jazz is called upon to lift the spirits of a frightened country, and finds itself poised for a decade of explosive growth.

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Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Friday, 1/29, at 8pm ET, filmmaker, scholar, journalist and cultural critic, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joins prominent historian Eric Foner to contemplate how a divided nation comes together in this conversation brought to you by University of Michigan.

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Watch Party: Celebrating “The Black Church”

Join DPTV for this live virtual watch party event Monday, 2/1, at 7pm ET, as we explore and honor the significance and history of the black church in Detroit in connection with the new PBS series “The Black Church.”

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  • Mussel-Phosphorus Puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes
    on January 27, 2021

    Since the late 1980s, four of the five Great Lakes have played host to an increasing number of invasive mussels. First came zebra mussels, followed shortly thereafter by quagga mussels, both members of the Dreissenid family whose native range includes the waters around Ukraine. Today, the filter-feeders comprise more than 90% of the total animal biomass of the Great Lakes (barring Lake Superior, whose depth and water chemistry make it a less suitable habitat for the two species of mussel). Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • National Recognition: Great Lakes Now wins “Best News and Public Affairs” program for public broadcasting
    on January 26, 2021

    Congratulations to us for our Public Media Award! During the National Educational Telecommunications Association conference today, Great Lakes Now received the “Best News and Public Affairs” content award in the annual competition open to public broadcasters. A full list of winners is HERE. Congratulations to @detroitpublictv for receiving the Division 1 #publicmediaaward for Content – News & Public Affairs for Great Lakes Now Series #PMA2020 — NETA (@NETA_Tweets) January 26, 2021 Produced at Detroit Public Television, the Great Lakes Now monthly program is carried by more than two dozen PBS affiliates in Great Lakes states and airs on hundreds of Canadian cable providers across Ontario and other provinces. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • Stalled Ships: Shipping industry looks to infrastructure investments to boost demand
    on January 26, 2021

    The Great Lakes’ iconic freighters remained common sights on the waters – that much didn’t change during pandemic. But, like many industries, shipping was hit hard by COVID-19. That feels especially salient when shipping is such an integral piece of the Great Lakes economy. As of September 2020, iron ore cargoes were “down 27% from last year at this time,” James Weakley, president of the Lake Carriers’ Association and representative of Ohio on the Great Lakes Commission, said in an interview with Great Lakes Now. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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