Third Coast Conversations

June 12, 19 and 26 at 8pm

Over the past eight months, WCMU has been working with Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to explore an issue of great importance to Michigan: water. We held group conversations in three communities about various water related issues, and met with everyone from educators to anglers to conservation experts, to talk about one of Michigan's most important resources.

During the month of June, WCMU will air three hour-long specials we're calling "Third Coast Conversations." We'll bring you parts of the conversations we held in Alpena at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in Petoskey at the Petoskey District Library, and in Mount Pleasant at the Ziibiwing Center on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation. We'll also visit classrooms, rivers and lakes, and explore the impact water has on our lives.

This series of conversations, and our broadcast specials, are made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Michigan Humanities. 

Ways to Connect

WCMU Public Media conducted this community conversation on November 13, 2018, to hear thoughts residents in northeast Michigan have about our waterways. The event was recorded live at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in Alpena, and served as the basis for a WCMU Public Radio special that aired on June 12, 2019.

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