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
2018-08-17 09:21
last episode published
2018-08-17 09:00
publication frequency
1.45 days
Contributors
Center For Transformative Action author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
434
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Categories
Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
17.08.2018

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
16.08.2018

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
15.08.2018

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
14.08.2018

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
13.08.2018

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
10.08.2018

Watermarks

Artists are raising water awareness through physical markers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.08.2018

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
8.08.2018

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
7.08.2018

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
6.08.2018

Blazing trails in Michigan

Marked water trails in this state make it easy for people to give paddling a try. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
3.08.2018

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
2.08.2018

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
1.08.2018

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
31.07.2018

Breakwalls

Breakwalls can do more than protect a harbor from waves. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
30.07.2018

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
27.07.2018

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
26.07.2018

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
25.07.2018

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
24.07.2018

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
23.07.2018

Controlling the water level

Lake Ontario is so big, it’s not possible to control the water level when Mother Nature decides to fill it up. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.07.2018

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
19.07.2018

Hydroelectric Power

Learn more about the benefits and risks of hydropower. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.07.2018

Science Under Sail

Students trade their desks for a spot on a tall ship. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
17.07.2018

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
16.07.2018

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
13.07.2018

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
12.07.2018

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
11.07.2018

Watersense Certified Products

This label certifies products that use water efficiently, while maintaining peak performance. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.07.2018

Mighty Mississippi

This great river is the second longest in the U.S. and flows through 10 states. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.07.2018

Environmental Impact of Old Dams

The deteriorating infrastructure of thousands of dams in the U.S. is a ‚Äúdam‚ÄĚ shame.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
6.07.2018

Mapping Endangered Fish in Illinois

Counting endangered fish is the first step towards protecting and improving their habitats. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.07.2018

Arsenic

This naturally occurring chemical can leach into ground and surface water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
4.07.2018

Protecting birds on the ground and in the air

The western Lake Erie basin is an important stopover site for migrating songbirds, so it’s important to consider them when looking at wind energy. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
3.07.2018

A conservation effort that’s all it’s quacked up to be

A group of organizations are helping one landowner revert some of his property back to its native state. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
2.07.2018

Minnesota phosphorus ban

To purchase lawn fertilizer with phosphorus in this state, you’ll need a soil test. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
29.06.2018

Are you rain ready?

An online tool helps homeowners estimate, and reduce, their flood risk. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
28.06.2018

Why migrating birds might backtrack (at least a little ways)

When birds that migrate at night find themselves over water when the sun comes up, they head for the nearest shoreline ‚Äď even if it means backtracking.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
27.06.2018

Milwaukee War Memorial

The parking lot for the Memorial is getting a green facelift. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
26.06.2018

A farmland retirement bill

The Farm Bill affects more than the food on our plates. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
25.06.2018

The golden years of water advocacy

The Milwaukee Riverkeeper is taking advantage of the fact that the older generations sometimes have time on their hands. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
22.06.2018

Lake trout stocking

Overfishing and predatory sea lampreys almost wiped out lake trout in the Great Lakes, but after years of stocking, lake trout are reproducing and are self-sustaining in Lake Superior. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.06.2018

European Frogbit

This attractive water plant is a ruthless invader. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.06.2018

A bird lovers’ paradise

Over 250 species of birds are recorded in the western basin of Lake Erie each year. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
19.06.2018

Facts about Lawn Watering

Lawns need less water than most people think. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.06.2018

For Pet‚Äôs Sake ‚Äď Avoid the Algae

Not all algae is harmful, but there’s no way to know which is which. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.06.2018

Try Not to Get Carried Away

The currents and sandy shores of the Great Lakes can create rip currents as dangerous as those in the ocean.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.06.2018

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
13.06.2018

Too Much and Not Enough Water

Climate change is expected to deal multiple blows to water resources in New York. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.06.2018

Protecting a Stream’s Comfort Zone

Using a three-zone buffer system around a stream can dramatically improve water quality. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.06.2018

An Iconic Waterway

The Erie Canal introduced a new path to the west by connecting Albany to Buffalo. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author