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The GREAT LAKES ODYSSEY Radio Hour – Warmer & Wetter

Adrian V 17 February 2024 2069 128 4

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The Great Lakes Odyssey Radio Hour is broadcast on NPR (National Public Radio)

s1.e8.GREAT LAKES ODYSSEY Radio HourWARMER & WETTER As the climate changes, how will the Great Lakes watershed be transformed? Will it still sustain its great diversity of flora and fauna?

The effects on climate generated by human activity have scientifically changed the world and the way we live in it. The Great Lakes basin ice formation is undergoing changes.

Sapna Sharma, Associate Professor, Biology, of York University in Toronto files a data report. Former NHL player and coach, Gene Ubriaco, recalls the colder winters of his youth in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, as they prepared him for a career in the professional leagues. Sound and visual artist, Paul Walde, Visual Arts Professor at University of Victoria, B.C., has chronicled the patterns of climate change in this century, through art and performance. Music by soulful folk singer Jeremie Albino, a protest song from 1962 and Malvina Reynolds, legendary Stompin’ Tom Connors, and Bruce Cockburn.

s1.e8. GREAT LAKES ODYSSEY Radio Hour Music & Art Credits

Painting: ‘James St. Rink’ by Gene Ubriaco

Music Credits

Title – Big Five Water
Artist – Ray Bonneville

Title – St. Mary’s River Fantasy
Album – Nocturnes
Artist – Rusty McCarthy

Title – Wildfire
Album – Hard Time
Artist/Composer – Jeremie Albino

Title – Sequence
Album – Requiem For A Glacier
Artist – The Requiem Volunteer Orchestra and Chorus
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – 6th Symphony Pastoral
Composer – Beethoven

Title – What Have They Done To The Rain
Album – Malvina Reynolds… Sings The Truth
Artist/Composer – Malvina Reynolds

Title – The Hockey Song
Album – Stompin’ Tom and the Hockey Song
Artist/Composer – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Title – La Manouche
Album – Gypsy Guitars
Artist/Composer – Angelo Debarre

Title – The Skater’s Waltz
Artist – Nino DiPasquo
Composer – Émile Waldteufel

Title – Nightmare
Album – The Complete Clyde McCoy on Columbia: Sugar Blues
Artist – Clyde McCoy Orchestra
Composer – Gordon Jenkins/Leni Reed Riley

Title – Free To Funk
Album – Soul Jazz Records: Future Bass
Artist/Composer – Sub Version

Title – The Performative Nature of the Urban Landscape No.1
Album – The Performative Nature of the Urban Landscape No.1
Artist/Composer – Paul Walde

Title – 1st Movement Northern Symphony
Album – Northern Symphony Live Aeolian Hall
Artist – Northern Symphony
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – 5th Movement Northern Symphony
Album – Northern Symphony Live Aeolian Hall
Artist – Northern Symphony
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – Tract
Album – Requiem For A Glacier
Artist – The Requiem Volunteer Orchestra and Chorus
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – Experimental Music Unit
Album – Land Sea Sky
Artist – Paul Walde
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – Glacial Stereo Track
Album – Glacial
Artist – Paul Walde
Composer – Paul Walde

Title – To Keep The World We Know
Album – O Sun O Moon
Artist – Bruce Cockburn ft. Susan Aglukark

This program produced by GLOW Radio Partners in venture with The Borderline Events Co.





Great Lakes Odyssey World

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Great Lakes Odyssey World is a multi-national effort to strengthen and explore our relationship with the natural wonders known as the Great Lakes.

In this part of the project, we have created a multi-part audio series looking at the way the Great Lakes shape our lives, our livelihoods, our health and our culture.

50 years ago, folks in the media and elsewhere were ready to declare the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie “dead.”

The thought so appalled citizens in Canada and the United States, they forced their national governments to act.

Because, of course, the Great Lakes shape the life of both Canada and the United States. And, of course, the Great Lakes are a single system stretching from Duluth to Ottawa and down the St. Lawrence seaway. What happens to any of the Lakes will soon happen to the others.

So, the politicians of 50 years ago negotiated the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, “for the purpose of restoring, protecting and enhancing the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes basin.”

50 years later, we can see the agreement worked. We see more fish, cleaner water, and less pollution. Unlike the early settlers and colonials, who mostly saw the Lakes as a resource to tap, we now recognize, like the First Nations, the Lakes are part of our identity. They shape our relationships, our songs and celebrations of place, the way we eat, how we play, and what we make, or sell, or harvest.

50 years since the wake-up call of a burning river, Great Lakes Odyssey wants to learn how we live and love, hurt and restore the incredible gift which is the Great Lakes.

We will explore Great Lakes art and artistic expression, and meet the artists, writers, musicians who make it. We will also dip into Great Lakes history and lore – and learn from the people who have been here the longest and know it the best: The People of the Three Fires, the Anishinaabek.

On our Odyssey around the Great Lakes, we will also hear from people working to prevent poisonous algal blooms or stop the spread of invasive species. We will meet visionaries undoing decades of development that hardened shorelines, emptied marshes and wetlands, and destroyed critical spawning grounds. We will talk to people working to ensure all beings have access to pure drinking water.

Because none of us can live without pure drinking water.

In this wondrous place we call the Great Lakes, we know we are blessed by these Sweet Water Seas. We claim them as our H.O.M.E.S. as the emotionally accurate mnemonic says. They are Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior, and they are our HOMES.

As long as humans have lived in, and of and through the Lakes, people have told stories about them, sung about them, and gloried in this great gift of the long departed Ice Age. Left by glaciers thousands of years ago, they are the World’s storehouse of fresh water. If they are drained… or ruined… or damaged, they can never be replaced.

So, as we travel around the Great Lakes basin, we want to see how we are doing – what we are doing – how we’re feeling and what we’re learning as we try to live as lovers and restorers – and children and family – of the being whom the Anishinaabek call Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin, the five freshwater seas.

We hope to galvanize, inspire, and motivate you to strengthen, support and steward the Great Lakes to a beautiful and healthy future.

So please join us on this magical, dare we say “magical mystery tour” of the Great Lakes basin and Great Lakes culture.

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