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What is Minnesota Sea Grant (7:10) Steve Bortone, director of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program, talks about how Sea Grant advances society's ability to sustain aquatic and coastal environments and economies. The 7-minute monolog especially focuses on scientific endeavors related to Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant 2009.02.25
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant
40 Years of Superior Science (7:04) Retiring director Jeff Gunderson talks to Jesse Schomberg about his 36 years with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, "aqua-shysters" and more. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant's 40 year anniversary, Fish, Aquaculture, Harbor Corrosion, Ballast Water 2015.03.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant is Golden: New Director, New Directions (6:41) [Transcript]
Minnesota Sea Grant's new director is excited to be part of NOAA Sea Grant's next 50 years. Host Jesse Schomberg interviews Dr. John A. Downing.
About MN Sea Grant Director, Sea Grant Mission, Lake Superior 2016.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Downing, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant Act Signed 50 Years Ago...And Then What!? (7:22) [Transcript]
On Oct 15, 1966 President Johnson signed the Sea Grant College Act. Why would he do such a thing? What did it do? What has it done (maybe found a key to curing cancer?!?!?)? What does it mean for the future?
About MN Sea Grant National Sea Grant College and Program Act 2016.10.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant! What Have You Done? (6:42) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg introduces listeners to a dog that helps whale researchers, oyster-inspired paint and sea vegetable farming to illustrate how federally funded science is making a difference in the U.S.
About MN Sea Grant Federally Funded Science, Whales, Oysters, Sea Vegetable Farming 2017.04.11
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Changing with the Times: Trends in Stream Flow (6:09) Faith Fitzpatrick, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., talks about how climate and landscape changes are reflected in stream flow data from the Lake Superior basin. Climate Change Stream Flow 2011.07.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
NOAA Sea Grant Benefits Minnesotans (7:38) [Transcript]
Guest host and Minnesota Sea Grant Director Dr. John A. Downing discusses the ways Sea Grant benefits the economic and environmental security of Minnesotans and the U.S.
About MN Sea Grant Economic and Environmental Benefits to Minnesotans 2017.03.14
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Guest Host: Dr. John Downing, Director, MN Sea Grant
Climate Change and Minnesota (8:42) Jesse Schomberg, Minnesota Sea Grant, talks with Steve Bortone about climate change in Minnesota. Climate Change Minnesota Climate 2009.06.10
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Climate Change in Minnesota (5:04) Hear what host Jesse Schomberg has to say about climate trends in Minnesota and over Lake Superior. Climate Change Minnesota Climate 2013.06.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Vagaries of Variability, Climate and Weather (6:27) Jesse Schomberg talks with Hilarie Sorensen, Minnesota Sea Grant's Climate Change Extension Educator, about the weather and much more. Climate Change Climate vs. Weather, Variability, Extreme Events, Temperatures, Ice Cover, Precipitation, What You Can Do 2015.04.07
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Weather Today, Climate Tomorrow (12:26) [Transcript]
Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, talks with host Jesse Schomberg about Earth's weather and Lake Superior's climate, potential water refugees and forests.
Climate Change Weather, Climate, Lake Superior, Water Refugees, Forests 2015.10.27
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Climate Change Attribution and Lake Superior's Productivity (5:46) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about extreme weather events in 2017, research results indicating that primary productivity is increasing in Lake Superior's and what a changing climate might have to do with these observable phenomena.
Climate Change Lake Superior, Extreme Weather 2017.10.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Beyond Fish: Education at the Aquarium (8:58) Education director Sarah Erickson joins Dr. Bortone to discuss how science guides opportunities at the Great Lakes Aquarium. Coastal Communities Science 2009.03.18
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Sarah Erickson, Education Director, Great Lakes Aquarium
A View from the Lake Boat Trip (7:54) [Transcript]
Journey aboard the research boat the L.L. Smith Jr. onto Lake Superior. The trip is part of the popular "View From the Lake" program, which offers residents a chance to see what their communities look like from the water and to get hands-on experience collecting water samples.
Coastal Communities View From the Lake Boat Trip 2005.07.13
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Jeri Schwerin & others
Amity Creek Charrette (4:06) [Transcript]
This program explores the use of a charrette to further sustainable development near Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities Charrette 2008.02.12
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
A View From the Lake Boat Trips (5:23) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to educate people about water quality on Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities View From the Lake Boat Trip 2008.05.13
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
State of the Coast (4:41) [Transcript]
This program explores development on the shoreline of Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities Shoreline Development 2008.05.27
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Green and Clean Marinas (4:54) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to make marinas in Minnesota and Wisconsin more environmentally friendly.
Coastal Communities Marinas 2008.06.24
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Shorelink Interpreter (5:13) [Transcript]
Leah Ladehoff gets to spend the summer along the North Shore of Lake Superior, interpreting its biology and geology for visitors. Her work is a new part of the Shorelink Program, which is trying to strengthen interpretation and cooperation among organizations along the shore. The Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center Association based out of Schroeder leads the effort.
Coastal Communities Lake Superior 2005.08.24
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Leah Ladehoff & others
That Wild Wild Rice (6:38) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about harvesting wild rice and research that is shedding light on how sulfate affects the plant's productivity.
Coastal Communities Wild rice 2015.09.29
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Green Infrastructure: Urban Planning for Resilience and Health (8:35) Sharon Moen talks with Dr. Thomas Beery, Minnesota Sea Grant's Resilience Specialist, about the benefits of using nature in urban design, his article in the journal Ambio, and his work in Sweden and Duluth. Coastal Communities Green Infrastructure, Climate Change, Climate Adaptation, Outdoor Recreation 2017.10.10
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Host: Sharon Moen, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Thomas Beery, Resilience Specialist, Minnesota Sea Grant
E. Coli in Duluth-Superior Harbor Fish (4:38) [Transcript]
This program explores research on E. coli in wild fish. E. coli bacteria contamination in the Duluth/Superior harbor has been an issue for many years. University of Minnesota Duluth biology professor Randall Hicks is working with researchers to narrow the field for possible causes and pathways of contamination.
Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2008.06.10
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Wild Rice: Sulfide Sensitivity and Minnesota's Sulfate Standard (9:00) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Dr. John Pastor, professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about his 5-year study of wild rice and how this state grain responds to the nuances of sulfate and sulfide in Minnesota waters. Coastal Communities Wild Rice, Sulfide, Sulfate 2017.02.28
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Paster, Professor of Biology, UMD
Planning for Resilience: Urban Density (7:18) [Transcript]
Tom Beery, Minnesota Sea Grant resiliency specialist, explains why increasing the number of people living within a square mile could improve an individual's, a city's and the planet's futures.
Coastal Communities Urban Density, Sustainability, Community Resilience 2017.11.07
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Guest Host: Thomas Beery, MN Sea Grant
Beach Bacteria (8:00) [Transcript]
The focus of this show is bacteria found in the water and the Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program.
Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2005.05.18
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Heidi Bauman, Coordinator, LS Beach Monitoring Program & others
Hypothermia Gives Me the Shivers (5:39) Dr. Larry Wittmer of UMD Medical School teaches us how to stay safe and keep hypothermia from sneaking up on us. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia 2010.02.17
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Larry Wittmer, UMD Medical School
Beaches, Bacteria, and Your Health (9:33) Learn about the sources of E. coli in the environment as Dennis Hansen discusses his research with Steve Bortone. Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2009.03.25
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dennis Hansen
Contending With Coastal Contaminants (7:54) John Lindgren, fisheries specialist with the Minn. DNR, explains how the St. Louis River Estuary became impaired and what has been done to improve this Great Lakes Area of Concern. Coastal Hazards St. Louis River Estuary 2011.03.09
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: John Lindgren, Fisheries Specialist, MNDNR
Rusting Away (10:39) Chad Scott, CEO of AMI Consulting Engineers, talks with Steve Bortone about the accelerated corrosion occurring on steel in the Duluth Superior Harbor. Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2009.06.03
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Chad Scott, CEO, AMI Consulting Engineers
Cold Water and Hypothermia (4:35) Jesse Schomberg explains hypothermia and how to survive this potentially lethal condition. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia 2013.04.11
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Coastal Hazards - Great Lakes Style (5:17) Lake Superior's communities might not face hurricanes or tsunamis, but storms, rip currents, and hypothermia can also take lives. Jesse Schomberg explains coastal hazards. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia, Rip Currents, Storms 2013.06.13
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Freak Waves (5:11) Adam Bechle, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, explains what he is learning about unusually high waves near Lake Superior's Apostle Islands. Coastal Hazards Lake Superior Waves 2011.06.15
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adam Bechle, Grad Student, UW
After the Flood: Water Quality (10:31) Barbara Liukkonen, Sea Grant's Water Resources Education Coordinator, talks about flooding and overcoming water quality challenges caused by floods with Steve Bortone. Coastal Hazards Flooding, Water Quality 2009.05.20
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Barbara Liukkonen, Water Resources Education Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Harbor Corrosion (8:13) [Transcript]
The focus of this program is harbor corrosion. Just what is eating holes through steel structures in the Duluth-Superior Harbor is a mystery. Thanks to a panel of corrosion experts and funding at state and federal levels, we may find out before the docks and pilings disintegrate much further.
Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2005.06.29
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Chad Scott, Structural Engineer, Krech, Ojard and Associates
Rip Currents (9:09) [Transcript]
The focus of today's show is rip currents. The week of June 5 is National Rip Current Awareness Week. If you recall, these currents, which can take lives, have been a hot topic the last few summers.
Coastal Hazards Rip Currents 2005.06.01
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jesse Schomberg, Coastal Communities Educator, and other
Steel Corrosion Found in More Northland Harbors (5:00) [Transcript]
This program explores the deterioration of steel structures in the Duluth/Superior harbor.
Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2007.12.18
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Rip Currents (4:40) [Transcript]
This program looks at new efforts to promote awareness of rip currents on the Lake Superior shoreline.
Coastal Hazards Rip Currents 2008.08.05
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Algal Blooms (6:05) Dr. Robert Hecky, Biology Professor at UMD's Large Lake's Observatory discusses the phosphorous entering lakes and how it dictates the amount of algae growth in the lake. Coastal Hazards Algal Blooms, Nitrogen, Phosphorous 2010.02.03
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Robert Hecky, Biology Professor, UMD's Large Lake's Observatory
Ice: Variety and Safety (5:08) Hear Jesse Schomberg talk about frazil, pancake ice and safety tips for crossing frozen water. Coastal Hazards Ice Variety and Safety 2015.02.10
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Are you Weather-Ready? (6:03) Host Jesse Schomberg talks to Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Duluth, about severe weather and what it means to be a weather-ready nation. Coastal Hazards Weather Ready Nation 2016.04.12
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Game-Changing Advances in Assessing Beach Bacteria (5:16) Host Jesse Schomberg talks about how researchers are using Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary as test sites for developing new techniques to determine the sources of bacteria found on beaches. Coastal Hazards Bacteria, E. Coli, Beaches, Lake Superior, St. Louis River Estuary 2016.04.26
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Risks and Benefits of Eating Lake Superior Fish (4:44) [Transcript]
This program explores the health risks and benefits of eating fish from Lake Superior.
Fish Eating Fish, Benefits & Risks 2008.01.03
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Fish: It's What's for Dinner (4:31) Hear Jesse Schomberg talk about fish boils, planking and other recipes for outstanding culinary experiences with Great Lakes fish. Fish Lake Superior, Fish Recipes 2014.10.21
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Tips for Anglers (5:45) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg offers advice about enjoying Minnesota's fishing season and how you can Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM
Fish Fishing Tips, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers 2017.05.09
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Terns, Gulls, and Habitats (8:29) Dr. Gerald Niemi, professor of biology with the University of Minnesota, talks about habitat challenges facing birds that nest around the Great Lakes. Lake Superior Birds 2011.02.24
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Gerald Niemi, Professor of Biology, UMN
Lake Superior: Astounding Facts and How They're Retrieved (8:13) Host Steve Bortone discusses Lake Superior's temperature and circulation modeling with Jay Austin, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics. Lake Superior Temperature, Circulation 2009.03.11
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jay Austin, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Dept. of Physics, UMD
Lake Superior's Floor (8:41) Dr. Nigel Wattrus, associate professor of Geological Sciences and faculty of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, discusses what he's finding on the floor of Lake Superior. Lake Superior Lake Superior 2009.04.22
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Nigel Wattrus, Associate Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Geological Sciences, UMD
Lake Effect Weather: Winter (5:59) National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, Carol Christenson, talks about Lake Superior's warmer by the lake winters. Lake Superior Weather, Lake Effect, Winter 2011.03.16
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Lake Effect Weather: Summer (5:42) National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, Carol Christenson, discusses summer weather phenomena around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Weather, Lake Effect, Summer 2011.05.11
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service
On Board with Research: The R/V Blue Heron (5:26) Doug Ricketts, research associate and marine superintendent, talks about the R/V Blue Heron's busy schedule and the science conducted on board. The Blue Heron is the UMD Large Lakes Observatory's research vessel. Lake Superior R/V Blue Heron, Research Vessel 2011.05.18
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Ricketts, Senior Research Associate/Marine Superintendent, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
International Association of Great Lakes Research (5:19) Scientists that study the world's largest lakes meet once a year to discuss their work. Here are a few thoughts from their 2011 conference held on the western edge of Lake Superior. Lake Superior Science 2011.06.08
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Guests: Dr. Randy Hicks, Director of the Center for Freshwater Research and Policy, Professor in the Dept. of Biology, UMD & Others
Lake Superior Binational Program (5:37) Environment Canada's Nancy Stadler-Salt and Carrie Lohse-Hanson from the MN Pollution Control Agency join host Jesse Schomberg to discuss the Canada/U.S. goal of protecting Lake Superior. Lake Superior Protection 2011.07.20
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Nancy Stadler-Salt, Environment Canada & Carrie Lohse-Hanson, MN Pollution Control Agency
International Joint Commission: Two Governments, Shared Water (6:59) Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission, explains what the Canadian and U.S. governments are doing to find solutions to problems in their shared waters. Lake Superior Solutions 2011.07.27
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission
Lake Superior Facts (3:11) Jesse Schomberg describes how Lake Superior facts should inspire awe. For more information, click here. Lake Superior Facts 2013.04.04
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Plankton News (5:54) Jesse Schomberg talks about the lake's vast but almost invisible suite of plankton species. Lake Superior Plankton 2013.05.02
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Look What the Wind Blew In! (5:00) Whale burps and agates. Jesse Schomberg tells you about what a Lake Superior wind can blow up onto the north shore. Lake Superior Beach Treasures, Whale Burps, Agates 2013.05.16
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
North Shore Bird Migration (9:40) Anna Peterson, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, shares information about migrating birds along Lake Superior's North Shore with Dr. Bortone. Lake Superior Birds, Migration, North Shore 2009.04.01
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Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Anna Peterson, Grad Student, UMD
State of Lake Superior (4:26) [Transcript]
This program explores the state of Lake Superior. Scientists gathered at a conference in Duluth to examine and develop ways to face the threats or changes looming for Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Lake Superior 2007.12.04
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Seiches in Lake Superior (5:02) [Transcript]
This program explores the occurrence of seiches in Lake Superior. A seiche is a little-known phenomenon that occurs within the Great Lakes. They are standing waves that occur in an enclosed body of water.
Lake Superior Seiche 2008.03.11
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Importance of Ice Cover for Lake Superior (5:10) [Transcript]
This program explores the importance of ice cover for Lake Superior. Researchers have witnessed many changes in the Great Lakes in the wake of abnormally warm winters and summers in recent years. Many lake scientists are examining the impact of warmer temperatures on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Ice 2008.04.03
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Data Gathering Buoys (3:58) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to gauge the effect of climate change on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Climate Change, Data Gathering Buoys 2008.07.08
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Research Estuary Tour (4:35) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts underway to establish a national freshwater research estuary on the St. Louis River.
Lake Superior St. Louis River Estuary 2008.08.19
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Mystery Microbe: Archaea (6:15) Jason Kish talks about Archaea in Lake Superior. Lake Superior Archaea 2009.10.14
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jason Kisch
Is Our Large Lake Healthy? (6:00) Dr. Norine Dobiesz of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory defines a healthy ecosystem for a large lake like Superior as one that is most stable or that changes the least. Lake Superior Healthy Ecosystem 2009.12.30
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Norine Dobiesz, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
High Tide on Lake Superior (6:08) Mike Sierszen of the EPA in Duluth explains tidal action in Lake Superior and the difference between a seiche and a tide. Lake Superior Seiche vs. Tide, Tidal Action 2010.01.06
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Mike Sierszen, EPA
Wetlands Role in Water Quality, Fisheries (6:17) Mike Sierszen of Duluth's EPA lab discusses marshes, bogs, swamps - the wetlands - and why they are good for the environment. Lake Superior Wetlands, Marshes, Bogs, Swamps, Water Quality, Fisheries 2010.01.13
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Mike Sierszen, EPA
First Freshwater Robot and AUVs (5:43) LLO physics professor, Jay Austin, explains what technology can teach us about Lake Superior, after two weeks of playing with his autonomous underwater vehicle, the first underwater robot in freshwater. Lake Superior Technology, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 2010.01.27
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jay Austin, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Dept. of Physics, UMD
24/7 Research on Lake Superior (6:15) UMD professor Elizabeth (Liz) Minor discusses Lake Superior research and a chemistry-physics-biology study she is coordinating with host Jesse Schomberg. Lake Superior Research, Climate Change, Chemistry, Physics, Biology 2014.12.16
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elizabeth Minor, Professor, UMD
Color of Lake Superior (5:10) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg discusses why Lake Superior's surface ranges in color from red to blue.
Lake Superior Surface Water Color 2015.03.24
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Beer, Tomatoes and Great Lakes Water, Part 1 (The Compact) (5:29) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about The Great Lakes Water Compact and why beer can be exported from the Great Lakes basin without much ado but straight water cannot.
Lake Superior Great Lakes Water Compact, Beer, Tomatoes, Drinking Water 2015.11.24
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Beer, Tomatoes and Great Lakes Water, Part 2 (Virtual Water) (5:28) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg discusses the complexity of how water moves in and out of the Great Lakes basin.
Lake Superior Virtual Water, Great Lakes Basin 2015.12.08
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
What Ice (or Lack Thereof) Means for Ecological Processes Underwater (7:05) [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg interviews Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD. Ozersky has studied large, cold lakes worldwide finding that there's more going on under the ice than we thought.
Lake Superior Ice 2015.12.22
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Flashiness, Nick Points and North Shore Streams (7:40) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks to Dr. Karen Gran, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about the streams along Minnesota's North Shore.
Lake Superior Streams, Flashiness, Nick Points, North Shore 2016.01.05
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Karen Gran, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UMD
Superior Sand! (6:01) Host Jesse Schomberg talks about Lake Superior's sand, how it forms and why he has a bag of black sand in his office. Lake Superior Sand 2016.12.20
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Freighters, Lakers, and Mid-America's Seaport (5:21) Adele Yorde of the Seaway Port Authority distinguishes freighters, lakers and salties, and discusses commodities that go through the port, as well as what makes Duluth a desirable seaport. Maritime Transportation Lakers, Salties, Freighters 2010.01.20
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adele Yorde, Seaway Port Authority
River Quest's 25th Season and Shipping News (9:26) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Adele Yorde, public relations director at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, about the history of the St. Louis River Quest for area sixth-graders and the start of this year's shipping season. Maritime Transportation River Quest, Shipping Season, Shipping Containers 2017.03.28
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adele Yorde, public relations directo, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Hold the Salt: Winter Road Maintenance and Water Quality (5:13) Environmental consultant Connie Fortin describes how road deicers affect lakes and streams, and explains the strategic application of rock salt. Water Quality Road Deicers 2011.03.02
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Connie Fortin, Environmental Consultant
Clear Running Waters? (5:22) UMD grad Andrea Crouse comments on how land use and weather combine to muddy Lake Superior's streams. Water Quality Lake Superior Streams, Land Use, Weather 2011.03.30
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Andrea Crouse, Grad Student, UMD
Frogs and Water Chemistry: Part 2 (4:45) Dr. Pat Schoff, research associate with UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute, relates declining frog populations to our activities and use of synthetic chemicals. Water Quality Frogs, Water Chemistry, Synthetic Chemicals 2011.06.01
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Pat Schoff, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Frogs and Water Chemistry: Part 1 (6:17) Dr. Pat Schoff, research associate with UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute, discusses the possible causes of the malformations seen in some frog populations. Water Quality Frogs, Malformations 2011.06.01
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Pat Schoff, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Stormwater Runoff (7:33) [Transcript]
Learn about the Duluth flood of the early 1970s and what's being done to minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff.
Water Quality Stormwater Runoff, Floods 2005.09.07
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Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Cindy Hagley, Environmental Quality Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant & others
New Lake Superior Pollutants (6:06) [Transcript]
This program explores new pollutants in Lake Superior and their effects on the environment.
Water Quality Pollutants, Lake Superior 2008.01.29
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Water Quality and Research Challenges in Duluth Streams (6:05) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to determine the effects of urbanization on Duluth streams.
Water Quality Duluth Streams, Urbanization 2008.09.09
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Stormwater Management (5:05) UMD research associate Valerie Brady discusses stormwater runoff and ways to slow its flow into streams and lakes. Water Quality Stormwater Runoff 2009.12.02
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Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Valerie Brady, Research Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Great Pacific Garbage Patch (5:26) Lorena Rios, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, talks about an ocean region where fragmented plastic accumulates, and plastic in Lake Superior. Water Quality Plastic 2011.04.13
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Lorena Rios, Asst. Professor of Chemistry, UWS
Ditches and Water (4:18) Jesse Schomberg describes why roadside ditches matter and what you can do to keep them functioning beautifully. Water Quality Ditches 2014.12.02
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Earth Day #45: Why and How to Conserve Water (5:04) Even people in water-rich areas should pay heed to the ways they use water. Host Jesse Schomberg talks about water consumption and gives suggestions for water conservation. Water Quality Water Consumption and Conservation 2015.04.21
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Stormwater Awareness in the Northland (5:16) Did you know stormwater is not treated? Jesse Schomberg discusses a recent survey with Paul Teten, Stormwater Management Assistant with MN Green Corps. Water Quality Stormwater Runoff 2015.05.05
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant, Guest: Paul Teten, Stormwater Management Assistant, MN Green Corps
It's a Blue-Green World! Cyanobacteria and You (6:27) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about cyanobacteria (aka. blue-green algae) and ways that Sea Grant, and possibly you, are working to understand hazardous algae blooms.
Water Quality Blue-Green Algae, Cyanobacteria 2016.11.08
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
A Pinch of Road Salt (6:51) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Erica Strom, a Minnesota Green Corps volunteer who is working with the City of Duluth to minimize the amount of road salt that ends up in the city's streams and in Lake Superior. Water Quality Road Salt 2017.01.17
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Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Erica Strom, Volunteer, Minnesota Green Corps
Diatoms with a Micro-Fossil Hunter (7:15) Paleolimnologist Elizabeth Alexson with the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute talks with Jesse Schomberg about diatoms and what she learned by studying them. Water Quality Diatoms, St. Louis River Estuary, Lake Superior 2017.04.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elizabeth Alexson, paleolimnologist, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute
Improving Minnesota's Water Quality 25% by 2025 (7:13) Host Sharon Moen talks with Dr. Lucinda Johnson, associate director of the Natural Resources Research Institute, about water quality and Governor Dayton's goal of improving Minnesota water 25% by 2025. Water Quality #25by25MN, Development, Mining, Forestry, Tourism, Aging Infrastructure, Road Salt, Nitrate Pollution, Lead, Weather Patterns, Climate, Water Scarcity, Online Town Hall Meeting 2017.09.26
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Host: Sharon Moen, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Lucinda Johnson, Associate Director, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute

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