WOJB Community Radio and Weekly Lake Superior Program
This community radio station in northern Wisconsin (88.9 FM) hosts “Big Sea Shining Water,” a 20-minute live interview conversation with the Lake Superior Binational Forum and a variety of guests from all around the Lake Superior basin.
Join us at 8:25 a.m. Central time to hear about a special aspect of living around the world’s largest freshwater lake—from history to current issues—and also hear what’s happening around the lake and how you can get involved.
Here is a sampling of “Big Sea — Shining Water” programs we recorded (below) and this is the calendar of all guests in 2014.
Paddle to DC
Amy and her husband Dave are traveling from their home in Ely, Minnesota, to Washington DC by canoe, sailboat, and kayak to raise awareness of the dangers of mining in their home state.
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Landis and Steve Spickerman
Hermit Creek Farm
High Bridge, Wisconsin
This sustainable family farm won the Forum’s Environmental Stewardship Award for their comprehensive farming practices that allow them to make a good living while living lightly on the land.
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Through a unique program called “Mapping Mashkizibii – Youth Cultural Education and Environmental Immersion” Dr. Conaway helps Bad River members connect to their watershed through storytelling and maps.
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Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The author of numerous mystery books based on real-life Michigan conservation officers talks about his love of the UP, writing, law enforcement, and the Big Lake. Upload Music Files – Download Audio – Joe Heywood
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Pam describes the tribe’s award winning restoration project that turned toxic stamp sand deposits on a beach into a flourishing natural landscape.
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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College
The Institute offers a two-day symposium about Lake Superior wilderness issues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the national Wilderness Act of 1964. Free Music – Free Audio – Lake Superior Wilderness Con…
North House Folk School
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Learn how this folk school offers many workshops and events that celebrate the history and culture of the traditional ways of North Shore living.
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NorthWatch Northern Ontario
Several northern Ontario communities are being considered as sites for long-term nuclear storage sites. Music Hosting – Play Audio – Northwatch with Brennain Lloyd
OPG Energy Production
Thunder Bay, Ontario
The energy generation facility in Thunder Bay is reducing its use of fossil fuels by substituting biomass for energy.
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Owner of Rabbit Island
A young man purchases as undeveloped island in Lake Superior and turns it into an environmental learning and art opportunity. Play Music – Embed Audio – Rabbit Island, Michigan
Waterwalker and community educator
International Children’s Month Water Teachings
Ms. Crossbear connects children to the importance of protecting water through storytelling, music, and art.
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Artist and creator of the 2014 Lake Superior day postcard image
This Native American young man skillfully weaves his passion for art with his native language to find his way back to his cultural heritage. Listen Music Files – Free Audio – Wesley Ballinger
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
The award winning wastewater treatment facility finds innovative ways to reduce waste through pollution prevention to keep toxic chemicals out of Lake Superior.
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Mike Link and Kate Crowley
Full Circle Superior
White Bear, Minnesota
This retired couple walked 1,555 miles around the entire lake in 2010, and they haven’t stopped finding ways to protect the lake through education and action since then. Upload Music Files – Embed Audio Files – Mike Link