Heard on Here & Now—Dec. 15, 2017
Military takes on driverless vehicles
Autonomous vehicles have caught the attention of companies like Tesla, Uber and Google. Now, add the U.S. military to that list.
Heard on Here & Now—Dec. 12, 2017
Using Music to Explore the Problems of Lake Erie
It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.
Heard on All Thing Considered—Nov. 3, 2017
Environmental groups seek to attract minorities
Advocacy groups are trying to broaden their appeal -- and tackle new issues -- by attracting minority members, staffers and directors.
Heard on Marketplace—Oct. 31, 2017
Spider silk, the newest material for military uniforms
Scientists in the Great Lakes region are experimenting with varieties of spider silk, which is remarkably strong, to make clothing for the U.S. Army.
Heard on Morning Edition—Oct. 10, 2017
Hop Aboard 'Maid Of The Mist' For A Trip To Niagara Falls
Millions of tourists ride Niagara Falls tour boats each year to get an up-close view of the falls. Long-time Maid of the Mist Capt. Rod MacDonald keeps them safe amid the swirling, churning waters.
Heard on Here & Now—Aug. 3, 2017
On Lake Ontario, Replica Christopher Columbus ships spark controversy
Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer. They offer visitors a chance to learn about the famous explorer's voyages. But some say the ships only tell half of the story.
Heard on All Things Considered--July 10, 2017
Trump's Budget Plan Proposes Cuts To Great Lakes Restoration Projects
President Trump's 2018 budget plan eliminates millions for Great Lakes restoration. What does that mean for projects across the Great Lakes, including research on harmful algae and Asian carp prevention efforts
Heard on Marketplace—July 7, 2017
Trump budget casts doubt on Great Lakes cleanup
Long-standing plans to clean up the headwaters of Lake Superior have been thrown into doubt by Trump administration budget priorities.
Heard on Here & Now—June 30, 2017
Bald Eagles face threat from lead poisoning
In the 1960s, the American bald eagle was nearly extinct due to the pesticide DDT and habitat destruction. DDT was banned in 1972, and the eagle population rebounded. But now, there's a new threat: lead ammunition.
Heard on Science Friday—June 16, 2017
What does President Trump's budget plan mean for the Great Lakes?
Host Ira Flatow interviews reporter Elizabeth Miller on the budget, which eliminates $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and cuts spending to key agencies.
Heard on Marketplace—June 16, 2017
How do you retrofit an old industrial waterfront? Cleveland's finding out.
Cleveland has a lot of new development planned along Lake Erie. But forging connections to the business district has been a problem here and in other Great Lakes cities.
Heard on All Things Considered — July 26, 2016
On Lake Huron, underwater treasures boost tourism
A marine sanctuary that promises a glimpse of shipwrecks is luring tourists to the shores of Lake Huron.
Heard on Here & Now — July 21, 2016
Once burning, Cuyahoga River rises again
The Cuyahoga River once caught fire and was a national punch line. But now some in the Cleveland area are embracing the term "Burning River."