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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
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
KUMD
Guest Host: Dr. John Downing, Director, 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
Coastal Science Serving America (6:39) Host Jesse Schomberg talks to Minnesota Sea Grant's Director, John Downing, about some of the coastal challenges Sea Grant and aquatic scientists are working to solve. About MN Sea Grant What is Sea Grant, Coastal Challenges, Aquaculture, Aquatic Invasive Species, Water Levels, Climate Change, Science 2018.01.30
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Downing, Director, 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
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Paster, Professor of Biology, UMD
World Water Day and Water Distribution (6:00) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg discusses why the distribution of water on Earth matters and things you can do to celebrate World Water Day.
Coastal Communities World Water Day 2018.03.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Green Infrastructure: Stormwater Management Goes Back to Nature (7:42) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with John Bilotta, Minnesota Sea Grant's water resource management and policy extension educator, about the ways communities are echoing natural systems to manage stormwater runoff and how individuals can help. Coastal Communities Stormwater Runoff 2018.03.27
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: John Bilota, Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator, MN 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
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, 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
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Heidi Bauman, Coordinator, LS Beach Monitoring Program & others
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: John Lindgren, Fisheries Specialist, MNDNR
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
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Barbara Liukkonen, Water Resources Education Coordinator, 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
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Robert Hecky, Biology Professor, UMD's Large Lake's Observatory
The Power of Water: Rivers (7:16) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Karen Gran, associate professor with the University of Minnesota Duluth's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, about rivers, floods and the power of high water. Coastal Hazards Rivers, Rain Events, Dangers, Water Safety, Floods 2018.02.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Karen Gran, Associate Professor, UMD's Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Popular Chemicals Afflict Fish (5:18) Gerald Ankley, a toxicologist with the EPA Laboratory in Duluth, talks about endocrine disrupting chemicals, hormones and hormone mimics that affect fish reproduction and development. Fish Fish, Chemicals 2011.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Gerald Ankley, Toxicologist, EPA
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
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Norine Dobiesz, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
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
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Mike Sierszen, EPA
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Oil and Water — It's Complicated (6:25) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about Sea Grant's role in creating conversations and tools to scrutinize the movement of crude oil in the Great Lakes region.
Maritime Transportation Crude Oil 2017.12.05
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Connie Fortin, Environmental Consultant
Robo-researching Lake Superior Streams (8:49) Elaine Ruzycki, assistant scientist for the Natural Resources Research Institute at UMD and key on-the-ground scientist for LakeSuperior
Streams.org, talks about robo-researching Lake Superior Streams.
Water Quality Robo- researching Lake Superior Streams 2009.04.08
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elaine Ruzycki, Asst. Scientist, NRRI, UMD
History Lesson in a Sediment Core (8:24) Josef Werne, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, describes how sediment cores taken from Lake Superior reflect human activities over the last 200 years. Water Quality Sediment Cores 2011.02.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Josef Werne, Associate Professor, UMD
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Andrea Crouse, Grad Student, UMD
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Lorena Rios, Asst. Professor of Chemistry, UWS
Studying Algae in Large Lakes (6:00) UMD associate professor Stephanie Guildford talks with guest host Maija Morton about research, primary production, and phosphorous in large lakes. Water Quality Algae, Phosphorous 2011.04.27
KUMD
Guest Host: Maija Morton, KUMD; Guest: Stephanie Guildford, Associate Professor, 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
KUMD
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
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Pat Schoff, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Diatoms Denote Lake History (5:37) UMD researchers Amy Kireta and Euan Reavie talk about working with sediment cores and long-dead algae to document how Lake Superior's water has changed in the last 300 years. Water Quality Sediment Cores, Algae, Diatoms 2011.06.29
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Amy Kireta & Euan Reavie, Researchers, UMD
Toxaphene: A Lake Superior Pollutant (4:55) Jesse Schomberg talks about why Lake Superior neither gives up her dead nor her toxaphene. Water Quality Toxaphene 2013.04.18
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
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
KUMD
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
Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals in Minnesota Waterways (6:12) Deborah Swackhamer discusses endocrine disrupter chemicals in Minnesota waterways. Water Quality Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals 2009.11.25
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Deborah Swackhamer, Professor, Science Technology & Environmental Policy and Environmental Health Sciences, UMN
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
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Valerie Brady, Research Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Peat Bogs Are Big in Minnesota (5:12) Dr. Paul Glaser, of the Limnology Center on the Twin Cities campus, talks about peat bogs and his research at Red Lake. Water Quality Peat Bogs 2009.12.16
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Paul Glaser, Limnology Center, UMN
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
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
KUMD
Host: Sharon Moen, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Lucinda Johnson, Associate Director, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute
Planning for Duluth's Streams, Comments Welcome (6:27) [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg talks about the water quality of Duluth's streams and two related reports that are open for public comment through April 18, 2018.
Water Quality Duluth Streams 2018.04.04
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant

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