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
2018-12-14 15:43
last episode published
2018-12-14 10:00
publication frequency
1.44 days
Contributors
Center For Transformative Action author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
519
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Categories
Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
14.12.2018

A Salamander Hell-bent on Clean Water

Hellbender salamander populations are declining because of poor water quality.  Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
13.12.2018

Too Little Phosphorus

In some areas, invasive mussels are removing too much phosphorus from the water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.12.2018

What Goes In Must Come Out

Drinking wastewater… it’s not as far-fetched as you might think. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.12.2018

Students Break the Ice

Some students are taking a creative approach to collecting water samples from Saginaw Bay. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.12.2018

Stormwater Pollution in Winter

Shoveling frequently during storms and using just one entrance into your home can reduce the amount of pollution going into local water each winter. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
7.12.2018

Stormwater Fountain

A fountain in Milwaukee provides beauty and cleaner water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
6.12.2018

Fish Talk

Scientists listen in on a world of underwater sound. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.12.2018

iTree Hydro

 A new tool can help city and regional planners see the benefits of planting trees. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
4.12.2018

A Fish Called Cisco

‚ÄúLake herring‚ÄĚ are making a comeback in the Great Lakes.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
3.12.2018

A Pennsylvania River Reveals its True Colors

Efforts by public and private groups have treated mine drainage and cleared up the water of the Kiski-Conemaugh rivers. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
30.11.2018

The Ins and Outs of a Septic System

Proper care and maintenance is key for maintaining private septic systems. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
29.11.2018

Caring for the Roads Less Travelled

Over time, dirt roads can get pounded down and worn away, turning into gutters when it rains. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
28.11.2018

Greener Ground, Cleaner Water

Trading grey pipes for green spaces is helping cities control storm-water runoff. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
27.11.2018

Nitrates in Rural Wells

If well water is contaminated by fertilizer runoff, septic discharges, or animal waste, it could put babies at risk. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
26.11.2018

Wetlands, Extreme Rain, and Climate Change

Wetlands slow and absorb water, making them critical for flood control as extreme weather becomes more common. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
23.11.2018

Checking Your Toilet for Leaks

A leaky toilet could waste hundreds of gallons of water a year. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
22.11.2018

The Rain Barrel Barrels Back

The humble rain barrel can help you conserve water while saving money. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
21.11.2018

Stream Restoration

When farmers institute measures to improve the health of streams on their property, it also improves the health of their herd. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
20.11.2018

Teaching Kids to Save Water

There are fun and simple ways to teach children to save water. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
19.11.2018

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are an effective way to capture and slow rainwater, allowing it to seep slowly into the ground. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
16.11.2018

Prairie Grasses

Prairie grasses native to the Midwest can improve water quality and help prevent erosion during heavy rains. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.11.2018

Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms are increasing in size and frequency, but they are reversible. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
14.11.2018

Dams: The Good and the Bad

Dams provide many important benefits to society, but the benefits must be balanced with the impact on river ecosystems. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
13.11.2018

From Farms to Feathers

The Dixon Waterfowl Refuge in Illinois is home to many rare birds. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.11.2018

Cover the Eco-bases with Cover Crops

Farmers can use cover crops to protect their fields from erosion and improve water absorption. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.11.2018

Baby Beluga in the Deep Blue… River?

Beluga whales are found in the Saint Lawrence River, but their population is declining. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
8.11.2018

A Villain on the Move

If Asian carp get into Lake Erie, it could take a toll on Ohio’s tourism and travel industries. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
7.11.2018

A Biological Gem

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is more than sand and waves. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
6.11.2018

Why Didn’t the Fish Cross the Road?

A scientist has mapped the dams and road crossings that inhibit fish movement in the Great Lakes region. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
5.11.2018

Helping Fish Survive an Urban Gauntlet

Man-made islands provide a place for young fish to rest and eat as they travel through the Milwaukee Estuary. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
2.11.2018

A Bird’s-Eye View of Grassland Restoration

Healthy grasslands help protect water quality and support our feathered friends. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
1.11.2018

Protecting the Fruit of One’s Labor

By putting their property in a land trust, fruit farmers can help protect water quality. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
31.10.2018

Just Add Water

Once drained to make room for agriculture, Hennepin and Hopper Lakes have undergone a dramatic transformation. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
30.10.2018

The Dirt on Sediment Pollution

When you hear the words ‚Äėwater pollution,‚Äô you probably think of chemicals. But soil and silt can harm rivers, too.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
29.10.2018

Going Against the Flow

Restoring the original flow of the Chicago River could be the best way to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
26.10.2018

Coal Tar Sealants

These sealants may protect your driveway… but they don’t protect water resources. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
25.10.2018

In Land We Trust

How protecting the land can help protect water resources. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
24.10.2018

Keyed up About Clean Water

You may be properly caring for your car… but what about water quality? Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
23.10.2018

I Brake for Clean Water

Few drivers realize that normal vehicle wear and tear can harm water resources. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
22.10.2018

Fishy Business

How much fish is sustainably caught in Great Lakes waters each year. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
19.10.2018

Permeable Pavement

You won’t believe what happens when water hits this surface! Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
18.10.2018

Re-envisioning the Rivers

Could a famous lake-front city become known for its rivers instead? Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
17.10.2018

The Devil in Disguise

This beautiful plant has some very ugly effects on many wetland ecosystems. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
16.10.2018

Muddying the Waters

The surprising cause, pace, and consequences of erosion in the Minnesota River watershed. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
15.10.2018

Changing Its Way

Why Chicago reversed ‚Äď and may¬†re-reverse ‚Äď its river.¬†Learn more at: ¬†http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
12.10.2018

What’s Up with Muck?

This stinky stuff is yucking up Great Lakes beaches. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
11.10.2018

Multiplying Mussels

These small but mighty invaders are taking over the Great Lakes. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
10.10.2018

Loony for A Diving Bird

There’s nothing common about the common loon. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
9.10.2018

A Wealth of Water

There’s a rich resource right in America’s backyard. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author
8.10.2018

Native and Invasive Crayfish Square Off

Non-native crayfish upset the natural balance in streams. Learn more at:  http://www.CurrentCast.org.
Center For Transformative Action author