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Teach Me About the Great Lakes

A monthly podcast in which Stuart Carlton (a native New Orleanian) asks smart people to teach him about the Great Lakes. Co-hosted by the awesome staff at Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

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4: That Long Fetch Setup

In which we discuss the polar vortex, lake effect, and drinking yellow snow with Tom Coomes of ABC 57 in South Bend, Indiana. Tom Coomes (@TomCoomes) | Twitter IISG on Twitter Two Yellow Buoys on Twitter Look, we have a new website! SNL El Nino Sketch Polar vortex - Wikipedia Pictures of Sun Dogs that Stuart took during the horribly cold winter of 2014 Lake-effect snow - Wikipedia Lake-effect snow on Imgur Lake-effect snow activity from the Center for Great Lakes Literacy Arctic oscillation - Wikipedia Sweet, sweet lake effect flow - Album on Imgur Olathe Sweet Corn Fest Yellow Snow IPA | Rogue Ales | BeerAdvocate Theme song written and recorded by Stuart Carlton, not that anyone else would want credit for that. Additional music provided by: Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions.

26mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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3: It Would Have to Be the Perfect Rock

For a rough transcript of this month's show, please visit https://github.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/blob/master/episode-3/tmatgl-3-transcript.txtToday’s guest: Loreen Niewenhuis, Author & Adventurer - Great Lakes Adventurer Loreen’s Amazon author page Amazon.com: Best Lake Michigan Hikes: 10 Favorite Lake Michigan Hikes on the Beach eBook: Loreen Niewenhuis: Kindle Store Show links: Lengthwise - YouTube Quilotoa - Wikipedia Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park | Florida State Parks A Walk in the Woods (book) - Wikipedia Toebox - Wikipedia Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions! Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (U.S. National Park Service) Empire Bluff Trail - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (U.S. National Park Service) Pyramid Point Trail - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (U.S. National Park Service) Welcome to The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale | The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale Theme music by Stuart Carlton. Additional music provided by Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions

33mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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4.5: The Role of Information Was Quite Limited

From time to time, we'll feature the work of people doing cool research on the Great Lakes. This is one of those times!IISG newsroom feature on Zhao’s researchZhao Ma (@ZhaoMa_Purdue) | TwitterZhao’s lab websiteIllinois-Indiana Sea Grant (@ILINSeaGrant) | TwitterAn interesting article on norms and the “Iron Eyes Cody” PSAs in the 1970s and 80s…were they as effective as they could have been?Theme songs written and recorded by Stuart Carlton, not that anyone else would want credit for that. Additional music provided by: Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions.

36mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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11: An Empty Chunk of Fiberglass

We know these are challenging times, but if you have the ability to make a donation to support our buoys, we would really appreciate it. Please visit iiseagrant.org/buoys/donate to make a donation.If you haven't heard Part 1 of the Buoys series, we encourage you to check that out at http://teachmeaboutthegreatlakes.com/10 Two Yellow Buoys (@TwoYellowBuoys) | Twitter Jay Beugly (@JayILINseagrant) | Twitter A page with some nice fact sheets about how the buoy data are used Ice buildup on the Wilmette buoy Brr...cold buoy! Disentangling the anchor line Two Yellow Buoys on Twitter: “Why can’t the buoys stay out all winter?“ Michigan City, IN Meteorological Data & WebCam US Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) | Twitter Wilmette Harbor Club - Home Michigan City Port Authority DNR: Michigan City field office map NOAA Ocean Explorer: Technology: Observation Tools: Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Acoustic Doppler current profiler - Wikipedia Cary Troy - Lyles School of Civil Engineering - Purdue University Troy Lab Purdue (@TroyLab_Purdue) | Twitter David Cannon (@DavidCannonJ) | Twitter Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) The GLOS Buoy Portal Environmental and Water Resources Engineering - LimnoTech Locally owned Donut Shop | Lafayette, IN | Mary Lou Donuts HOME | Concannons Long's Bakery

30mins

11 May 2020

Rank #4

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10: A Lot of Different Kinds of Data

For a rough transcript of this episode, please visit https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/master/episode-10/TMATGL%20-10.txtShow Links: Great Lakes Observing System Home - The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) The GLOS Data Portal Great Lakes Buoys: GLBuoys.org Smart Great Lakes - Great Lakes Observing System Waze - Wikipedia Zingerman’s Deli Zingerman’s Deli | Best Ann Arbor Restaurant Lunch Sandwich Shop A Flickr Search for Zingerman’s Ann Arbor confirms that it looks good As does this Instagram search RuPaul - Wikipedia RuPaul Explains What ‘We’re All Born Naked and the Rest Is Drag’ Means | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN - YouTube Two Yellow Buoys (@TwoYellowBuoys) | Twitter

31mins

4 May 2020

Rank #5

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9: The Hamster Wheel of Rumination

For a rough transcript of this episode, please visit https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/master/episode-9/TMATGL%20-%209.txt.Our guest today is Dr. Ming Kuo of the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois.Show links:Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences :: College of ACES, University of IllinoisVitamin N | Ming Kuo | TEDxDirigoMing Kuo’s interview on NPR’s Hidden BrainI’m trying to think, but nothing happens - YouTubeFight-or-flight response - WikipediaFreezing behavior - WikipediaJapan House | University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignTMATGL #5, featuring epidemiologist Dr. Ron HershowTMATGL #6, featuring ER physician Dr. Frank ZadraveczMindfulness: An IntroductionMindfull or Mindful?Landscape and Human Health Laboratory, University of IllinoisCommon Ground Coop, Urbana

35mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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8: The Really Delicious Carbon

For a rough transcript of this episode, please visit https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/master/episode-8/TMATGL%20-%208.txtToday’s guest:Dr. Rachel Poretsky, University of Illinois - Chicago(Follow Rachel on Twitter)Links: Touch of Grey 3/27/87 Explore food web diagrams for all 5 Laurentian Great Lakes Learn about changes to Lake Michigan through this interactive Story Map  Create your own Food Web diagrams using these assets  Poretsky – Microbial Ecology Lab Trophic state index - Wikipedia Lake Michigan has become much clearer in 20 years, but at great cost Heterotroph - Wikipedia 1 micron to km at DuckDuckGo Menu – Do-Rite Donuts

32mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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6: A Lot of This Is in Our Own Hands

If you are looking for information about coronavirus and COVID-19, we encourage you to turn to reputable sources such as your state’s health department.For a rough transcript of today's show, please visit https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/master/episode-6/TMATGL%20-%206.txtShow links: Frank Zadravecz (@frankzadravecz) • Instagram photos and videos Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (@ILINSeaGrant) | Twitter Teach Me About the Great Lakes Podcast (@TeachGreatLakes) | Twitter Case fatality rate - Wikipedia Mortality rate - Wikipedia Hosts: Stuart Carlton and Hope ChartersMusic by: Stuart Carlton

33mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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5: We're All in This Together

COVID-19 and outdoor recreation, with Dr. Ron Hershow, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics with the University of Illinois - Chicago School of Public Health.If you are looking for information about coronavirus and COVID-19, we encourage you to turn to reputable sources such as your state’s health department.  Or, as our guest says, when Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks, perk your ears up.Show links: UIC School of Public Health COVID-19 resources Beartown by Frederik Backman: Amazon,  IndieBound The Overstory by Richard Powers: Amazon,  IndieBound Mulch Madness 2020 For a rough transcript of this episode, please visit https://github.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/blob/master/episode-5/tmatgl-5-transcript.txt .

38mins

21 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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2: Limnologists Make up Lots of Words

For a rough transcript of this episode, please visit https://github.com/jscarlton/teachgreatlakes/blob/master/episode-2/tmatgl-2-transcript.markdownToday’s hosts: Stuart Carlton | Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Carolyn Foley | Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Today’s guests: Michael R. Twiss | Clarkson University Michael Twiss (@MTwiss) | Twitter Links Clarkson University Lake Baikal - Wikipedia Anishinaabe - Wikipedia Rodinia - Wikipedia Laurentide Ice Sheet - Wikipedia Lake Pontchartrain - Wikipedia Canadian Shield - Wikipedia USA Hockey - Wikipedia Women’s Hockey - Clarkson University Athletics Clarkson University Women’s Hockey Hype - YouTube Buoy-Laying Vessel Griffon There’s still ice in the Great Lakes: USA vs. Canada scientists hockey game – The Buffalo News Other creditsPodcast theme by Stuart Carlton. Interstitial music provided by Pepouni and by audionautix.com, both under a Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported  — CC BY-SA 3.0 license.

33mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #10