The Lake Superior Project

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A series of short features looking at the broad range of issues facing one of the world's largest resources: Lake Superior.

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. WTIP North Shore Community Radio brings Lake Superior into focus with The Lake Superior Project, a series of 12 stories airing monthly throughout the year. We’ll take a closer look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigate issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry as well as explore how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake for generations to come. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. Hide full description

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people, whether it's a source of inspiration or income, or a favorite place to recreate or fish. WTIP North Shore Community Radio brings Lake Superior into focus with The Lake Superior Project, a series of 12 stories airing monthly throughout the year. We’ll take a closer look at the culture and history of the Lake Superior region and investigate issues like the impacts of climate change, invasive species, development, and industry as well as explore how people are coming together to protect and preserve the lake for generations to come. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal... Show full description


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Lake Superior is undeniably one of the world's largest resources. It's the biggest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, and it holds 10 pe...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2012
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: T. Lawrence, GLFC
One of the biggest issues facing Lake Superior, and all of the Great Lakes, is invasive species. Out of several exotic species that have invaded La...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KFAI Minneapolis, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: George Desort
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is ...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2012
  • Length: 09:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and d...

Bought by WRNC-LP and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 03, 2012
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anishinaabe couple harvesting wild rice on the Bad River, Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Marquette University Archives
The history of the Anishinaabeg and Lake Superior is very long. Early French and English documents named the native people Ojibwe or Chippewa. But ...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Carah Thomas
Joe Duffy has spent the better part of his 70 some years fishing on the Big Lake. He’s from Red Cliff, a reservation on Lake Superior’s South Shore...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
All around Lake Superior, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, Kelly Schoenfelder a...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
There’s no doubt the weather in the Great Lakes Region has been off. In fact, there seems to be a new trend we can rely on, and that’s that you nev...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Bryan Hansel
Water levels in Lake Superior have been going down. There is less ice on the lake then there used to be and water temperatures are increasing at tw...

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  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg, Credit: Photo by Jolene4ever via Flickr
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. In this edition of the Lake Superi...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Travis Novitsky
Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now the...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Logo by Laurl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and WORT


  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 3
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This feature is part of The Lake Superior Project, a series looking at a broad range of issues and topics surrounding Lake Superior, produced by WT...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by KSRQ, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase i...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg, Credit: Audun K on Flickr
At 31,700 square miles, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. It’s hard to imagine that ever changing. But on ...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KSRQ, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
The Grand Portage Native Fish Hatchery has been producing and rearing coaster brook trout, a native Lake Superior fish, since 2007. Their populatio...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2013
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Lake Superior Project, Credit: Logo by Lauryl Loberg/Photo by CircleFace via Flickr
By now you might have heard of a thing called “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” But if you haven’t, it’s basically a large vortex in the center of...

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  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 07:46
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Logo by Lauryl Loberg
When we started the Lake Superior Project at the beginning of 2012, one of the most common subjects to come up besides issues facing the lake was f...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WRNC-LP, KSRQ, and WDSE


  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4