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Upper Peninsula

  • Researchers look at how to control the parasite that causes swimmer’s itch, a husband-and-wife team of professional mushroom hunters offer their spring foraging tips, and the history of an undergarments factory run by women in the Upper Peninsula.
  • A conversation with one of the newest members of Michigan’s Natural Resource Commission, the culinary career of a recipient of Michigan State's Outstanding Alumni Award, and the history of a nearly forgotten national outdoor recreation gear empire from the UP.
  • A Lions, Wolverines, and Spartans football roundup, ghost town hunting in the Upper Peninsula, comparing Ohio's new reproductive rights to Michigan's and using words of wonder in discourse.
  • The latest on the UAW strike against the Detroit 3. Author Angeline Boulley on her latest young adult novel in which the main character is an indigenous Yooper. And how streaming services are making a space for Michigan's Black filmmakers.
  • The latest on the UAW strike, a new documentary on a Muslim-American who perished while saving lives on 9-11, and the opioid crisis in the Upper Peninsula dramatized on stage.
  • Today, we dug into tension between Ford and some of its parts suppliers. Plus, why Belle Isle's a great place to spend a sunny day...until you need to find a bathroom. We also heard about the Canadian wildfire smoke that's casting a haze across Michigan skies. Then, the husband and wife team who saved a U.P. newspaper, and turned it into an award-winning publication.
  • By the mid 20th century, there was an unexpected burgeoning industry: women’s undergarments manufacturing. This is the story of the H.W. Gossard Company and the Gossard Girls.
  • How algae and microplastics interact in the Great Lakes, a new poetry collection captures the essence of urban and suburban environments, and a look at the history of the Gossard Girls, women who sewed corsets and bras at factories in the U.P during Michigan’s industrial age.
  • Today, an analysis of the Court of Appeals' decision to send the parents of the shooter at Oxford High School to trial. Then, we get a look at the life of a dog musher in the U.P. We also got some tips about how urban gardens can help support pollinators.
  • Last week we got some really hard news about a UP institution. Finlandia University is shutting down after 126 years in operation.