A leader in Minnesota's environmental history and graduate of Duluth Central High school and UMD, Grant J. Merritt joins us to talk about his book "Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota's Environment." Merritt chronicles his family history in iron mining and how his young life on the North Shore led to a career of protecting the waters of Lake Superior, as head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Leading up to this Saturday's Lake Superior Harvest Festival at Bayfront Festival Park, we continue our KUMD Sustainability Week series talking with Jessica Fritsch of the Sierra Club, who will be one of the organizations at the festival this weekend. The Sierra Club is one of the oldest environmental preservation organizations in the U.S., formed in the 1890s by renowned preservationist John Muir.
We speak with Nelson French, a supervisor for the Great Lakes/Lake Superior Project of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, about the completion of a three-year pilot project that used 350,000 cubic yards of sediment dredged from the Duluth Harbor Basin by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help restore aquatic habitat in the St. Louis River estuary.
Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is a summer series on KUMD bringing you voices of leadership in the fight for a sustainable planet. This episode illustrates Cosmomimicry with words from David McConville of the Buckminster Fuller Institute reminding us that is is all a matter of perspective. “If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, then how would I be and what would I do?” asked visionary designer Buckminster Fuller.
All Summer KUMD is airing the voices of leadership on climate change. Monday at 7 p.m. we bring you the special radio series Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature. In episode 1, Listen as Nalini Nadkarni shares her discoveries about the forest canopy, both scientific and inspirational.
Winona LaDuke is Minnesota’s most famous and Environmental activist. She is also an American Indian activist and writer and public leader who has been nationally recognized for her contributions and work for over 20 years. An activist who leads with heart, evident in her current work through her organization “Honor the Earth” Winona LaDuke is a as a role model to us all.
Jim Ojala, filmmaker and special affects artist joins Radio Gallery to share details about his first feature film, "Strange Nature," about the deformed frog outbreak that began in Minnesota, and where it may lead.