Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 66 in total

36: Change is Inevitable

Stuart and Carolyn speak with Vidya Balasubramanyam about lake level change and her work with municipalities to adapt to it. Tune in for an all-too-rare dose of optimi...

35: Most Weather Weenies Will Probably Remember (re-air, new title)

Happy Independence Day, US Americans! This is a timely rebroadcast of TMATGL 17, "Flip, Float, and Follow" with Meg Dodson of the National Weather Service...but maybe ...

34: A Million Little Triangles

Stuart and Carolyn speak with Dr. Eric Anderson of NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab about Enbridge Line 5, hydrodynamic modeling, and the novelty sodas of...

33: Science Is a Team Sport

Carolyn and Stuart interview Dr. Hank Vanderploeg & Margaret Lansing, the Lifetime Achievement and Jack Vallentyne Award winners, from the (virtual) International ...

32: What Had Been Safe Is Now Dangerous

Stuart and Carolyn speak with Dr. Chris Hauser of the University of Windsor about the effects of COVID-19 on beach drownings in the Great Lakes and Chris makes the cas...

31: Bathed in Their Own Liquidy, Sugary Feces

Springtime is cicada time, and this year is a particularly big year for cicadas in much of the Great Lakes thanks to Brood X. In this episode, Stuart and Megan talk wi...

30: No, They're on the Phone

The TMATGL crew speak with Dr. Annie Scofield, Chief Scientist aboard the 180' R/V Lake Guardian, about the annual spring survey. They discuss the survey, how the surv...

29: I Love a Good Collaboration

AIS prevention draft! Carolyn, Megan, and Stuart team up with a cast of experts to draft methods for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lak...

28: Bald Eagle as a Proxy

In this episode, Stuart and Carolyn speak with Bill Route, a recently retired National Parks Service scientist and author of a new study on PBDE contamination in Bald ...

27: The Claws Have the Sweetest Meat

Double-length crossover episode! This episode is all about invasive species generally, and invasive crayfish specifically. We speak again with Dr. Brian Roth about his...

26: We position kids to think about, "Who are you asking?"

Megan, Hope, and Carolyn speak with Dr. Monica Miles about Freedom Seekers: The Underground Railroad, Great Lakes, and Science Literacy Activities. Dr. Miles shares ho...

25: Don’t Alienate People Who Need Your Help

Stuart and Megan talk with Dr. Ashley Bieniek-Tobasco about her research on risk communication. What is the role of risk perceptions in climate communication? Who can ...

24: It Was Way Too Liquidy and Weird

For our FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!, we're having a plastic alternative draft! There are so many potential plastic alternatives, ranging from metal straws to plastic-fr...

23: What Allyship Looks Like in Action

In this episode, Stuart and Carolyn talk with Dr. Catherine Febria and Katrina Keeshig of the Healthy Headwaters Lab at U Windsor about their ecological work in stream...

22: It Tends to Get Louder During a Recession

Stuart talks with Dr. Camden Burd about the environmental political history of the Great Lakes region, screws up Gifford Pinchot's name, and finds out the secret histo...

21: Fly-to States

Election Special! We discuss the Midwest as a political battleground and both the electoral importance and changing role of the Vice President with Dr. Chris Devine of...

20: Humans Control Inches

Stuart and Carolyn talk with Dr. Adam Bechle of Wisconsin Sea Grant about lake levels: why are they so high? Will they stay that way? And what is a meteotsunami? If yo...

19: Secretive Marsh Birds

In this episode, Stuart speaks with spatial ecologist Dr. Joanna Grand from the Audubon Society about prioritizing Great Lakes wetlands for conservation and finds out ...

18: They Are Really Important

We speak with Dr. Maria Dittrich of the University of Toronto about the threats facing large lakes on a global scale.

17: Flip, Float, and Follow

We speak with Meg Dodson of the National Weather Service about derechos, water safety, and plants. Lots and lots of plants.

16: It’s Really Hard to Monitor for All of the Gross Stuff

Statistical models seem to rule our life...but what are they? In this episode, we speak with Dr. Madeline Magee of the Wisconsin DNR to understand how she uses models ...

15: We’re Doing Everything in Plastic

We speak with Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza about chemistry, microplastics, and lots of garbage.

14: Take the Plunge

A deep dive with Stephanie Gandulla and Megan Gass about SCUBA in the Great Lakes, the Big Five Dive, and where to go to see lots of shipwrecks. Plus, vomiting.

13: It Smells Like Science

In this episode, Stuart speaks with Dr. Brian Roth about the development of the Great Lakes salmon fishery, the interaction between native and invasive fish species, a...

12: You Never Lose Track of Your Old Friends

Live from the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Virtual Conference 2020. We interview IAGLR Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (and Carolyn Fol...

11: An Empty Chunk of Fiberglass

Buoys, Part 2! In this episode, we speak with IISG's Jay Beugly about our Two Yellow buoys, discuss the relative merits of West Lafayette's donuts, and more.

10: A Lot of Different Kinds of Data

Buoys, Part 1! We speak with Kelli Paige of the Great Lakes Observing System about all of their data monitoring efforts and how our data needs have changed as our tech...

9: The Hamster Wheel of Rumination

More COVID! In past episodes, we've spoken about how to go outside in a way that's safe and responsible. But we haven't spoken about *why* to do it. In this episode, D...

8: The Really Delicious Carbon

Microbes…they’re everywhere! Today, we chat with Dr. Rachel Poretsky about microbes in the Great Lakes and the important functions they serve in the food web. Plus, ba...

6: A Lot of This Is in Our Own Hands

We get another perspective on COVID-19 and outdoor recreation, this time from ER resident Dr. Frank Zadravecz.