An early August performance marked the culmination of a project funded by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. Read more
It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. And while Michigan has a legacy as a frontrunner in the fight for equal rights, state officials say there are still areas and issues that need to be addressed.
59 teams of students from 13 countries around the world are competing to show just what their underwater robots can do.
The competition is in two levels with the Ranger class made up of High School age teams and College-level students in the Explorer class.
WCMU’s David Nicholas is on scene and will be sending us information periodically, but in the mean time the Marine Tech website has a live feed at this link:
ON THE WEB:
ROV Live Feed http://www.marinetech.org/live-videostream/
A group of US and Canadian citizens is calling for the immediate replacement of an oil and gas pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac.
Michigan voters will have a chance to drive the final nail into the coffin of the state’s old Personal Property tax.
Governor Snyder hopes the state House will turn its attention soon to a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage.
It may eventually evolve into a ballot effort to reverse Michigan’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Emily Dievendorf is part of the “Michigan for Marriage” campaign. She says Michiganders need to understand why gays and lesbians want the same ability to marry as heterosexuals….
“We want marriage and need marriage for all the same reasons that you do. And it certainly is ‘legal rights’, but it’s also we’re falling in love for all the same cheesy, beautiful reasons that you are … and that’s hard to get out of,” said Dievendorf.
A federal judge recently struck down Michigan’s same- sex marriage ban. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.
Dievendorf says … if necessary … the education campaign can morph into a political campaign … to put the issue on the 20-16 ballot.
Inbreeding is wreaking havoc on the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park. That’s according to John Vucetich, head of a decades-old study of the predator/prey relationship between the island’s wolves and moose.
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County due to freezing and broken water and sewer pipes caused by a deep frost line.
A study of the predator-prey relationship between moose and wolves on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. WNMU’s Nicole Walton has more.