CurrentCast

CurrentCast is a daily, 60-second audio feature that educates the public about water issues, promotes an appreciation for aquatic environments, and encourages an educated discussion about this critical resource.

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http://www.currentcast.org
Description
CurrentCast is a daily, 60-second audio feature that educates the public about water issues, promotes an appreciation for aquatic environments, and encourages an educated discussion about this critical resource.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2019-03-22 16:59
last episode published
2019-03-22 09:00
publication frequency
1.44 days
Contributors
Center For Transformative Action author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
589
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Categories
Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.03.2019

FISH App

This new smartphone app helps nature lovers collect information about the health of their local streams. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
21.03.2019

Legacy of the Johnstown Flood

This tragedy inspired legal changes that still protect us today. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
20.03.2019

Lake Ontario’s Best-Kept Secret - Sand Dunes

Eastern Lake Ontario has some of the most majestic dunes in the Northeast. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
19.03.2019

When Sharing is Not Caring

The governors of the Great Lakes states limit the amount of water that can be removed from the Great Lakes Basin. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
18.03.2019

Thunder Bay

The only National Marine Sanctuary found in the Great Lakes, Thunder Bay offers plenty of sights to see. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
15.03.2019

An Enduring Legacy

When coal is mined, other minerals and metals are left behind. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
14.03.2019

Stormwater and Sewage

Rain gardens help reduce the amount of untreated sewage that is dumped directly into rivers during heavy rains. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
13.03.2019

Coal Ash Goes to Court

Recent changes to federal regulations help protect ground and surface water from toxic pollutants.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
12.03.2019

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Many municipalities spray a mixture of wastewater from gas and oil wells on their dirt and gravel roads. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
11.03.2019

Butterflies and Bogs

Tiny brown butterflies known as bog coppers live in wetlands and feed on wild cranberry flowers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
8.03.2019

An Eerie Amount of Fish

About half of all the fish in the Great Lakes are in Lake Erie. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
7.03.2019

Stream Girls

This Girl Scout program inspires girls to explore and protect streams. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
6.03.2019

Getting to the Root of the Matter

Trees and shrubs help filter pollution before it gets into waterways. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
5.03.2019

Turtle Creek

When abandoned mines fill up with water, acid mine drainage pollutes nearby waterways.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
4.03.2019

Marine debris

Students participate in clean-ups to keep trash from local neighborhoods out of the waters in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
1.03.2019

Mud Puppies

These toothy salamanders can be found at the bottom of lakes and rivers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
28.02.2019

Wetland Wonderlands

Wetlands provide a number of benefits for humans, plants, and wildlife. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
27.02.2019

Invasive Round Gobies

These intruders are trying to take over the Great Lakes.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
26.02.2019

Clean Water Act

This one law has played an important role in cleaning up America’s rivers, lakes and coasts. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
22.02.2019

How the Great Lakes Formed

Get the full history of the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
22.02.2019

How Deep Are the Great Lakes

How far is it to the bottom of the Great Lakes? Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.02.2019

Gravity and Groundwater

Satellites that measure changes in gravity can alert us to potential floods. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.02.2019

Precision Agriculture

Hi-tech instruments go down on the farm. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
19.02.2019

The Watershed Approach

Water in the middle of the country enters the watershed and eventually makes its way to the ocean. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.02.2019

WaterSense Hotel Challenge

Applying best practices can help hotels save water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.02.2019

Putting down roots

Grass carp, a variety of Asian Carp, have been appearing in the Great Lakes for decades.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.02.2019

Getting the drift

When plastic ends up in the Great Lakes, it’s carried away on currents. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org. 
Center For Transformative Action author
13.02.2019

Tale of two countries

The U.S. and Canada rebuilt differently after a natural disaster. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.02.2019

Microbes on meds

When traces of human medication end up in the water, microbes at the bottom of the food web are affected. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.02.2019

Climate change in the Great Lakes

Communities in the region are already experiencing many climate change impacts. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
8.02.2019

Bringing back First Nation traditions

Metis youth spent months in a canoe following the path their ancestors took through the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
7.02.2019

Watermarks

Artists are raising water awareness through physical markers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
6.02.2019

Leaky pipes

Aging pipes in Milwaukee are leaking wastewater into the ground before it reaches the treatment plant. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.02.2019

Good fences-good water

Fencing their cattle out of streams and ponds is one thing farmers can do to protect local water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
4.02.2019

Clean water is good for business

Members of the Great Lakes Business Network work to protect the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
1.02.2019

High and low water

When the water on a lake shore is allowed to fluctuate, it can nourish wetland habitats that benefit people and wildlife. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
31.01.2019

Good algae

Algae that looks like matted, green hair might look like a swamp monster, but it can be beneficial to the ecosystem. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
30.01.2019

Loads of Litter

A significant amount of the trash tossed in coastal communities ends up in the water.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
29.01.2019

Breakwalls

Breakwalls can do more than protect a harbor from waves. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
28.01.2019

Bridging the divide

One specialist says urban and rural stakeholders must work together to ensure clean water for all. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
25.01.2019

Invasive Eurasian ruffe

This aggressive little fish is causing trouble in Lake Superior. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
24.01.2019

The softer side of the Muskegon lake shoreline

Muskegon used to be known as the Lumber Queen of the Midwest. Now conservationists are replacing the industrial shoreline with meadows. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
23.01.2019

Mapping what lies beneath

One graduate student is using sonar to map the Milwaukee harbor. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
22.01.2019

Big fish to fry

Some researchers think the best way to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes is to eat them. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.01.2019

Economic Impact of Dam Removal

Sometimes removing a dam is a better option than repairing it. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.01.2019

Hydroelectric Power

Learn more about the benefits and risks of hydropower. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
17.01.2019

Fixing Household Leaks

Fixing household leaks is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
16.01.2019

Save the Rain in Syracuse

Empty lots are being turned into park-like urban rain gardens in Syracuse, New York. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.01.2019

Water footprint of Biofuels

Burning biofuels may release fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, but what is their impact on water? Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.01.2019

Roadside Ditches

With a few alterations, ditches can reduce flooding and water pollution. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author