John Augustine reviews biographies and recounts the lives of the people featured in them. From Delta College Public Radio.
Jeff Kart, a.k.a. "Mr. Great Lakes," hosts Delta College Public Radio's weekly look at environmental issues.
Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.
Do you have questions about space, time and the nature of the universe? Join Aurelian Balan, Delta College associate professor of physics, as he uses astronomy and physics to help answer your questions while diving into some amazing topics.
Movie House is a weekly feature about new films, old favorites, the movie industry, and the movie-going experience. In each episode, Delta College English instructor Mark Brown gives insight into the art, craft, and business of the movies.
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The Volunteer Voice features information on individual volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This program is a cooperative production of Delta College Public Radio and the United Way offices of Bay, Saginaw, and Midland counties.
As the phase of the moon grows steadily from crescent to first quarter to full, it’s a good opportunity to explore the contrasts of light and dark on its surface.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
The story of Abraham Lincoln is best take in small doses and today's book focuses on the events leading up to and including the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Migrating monarch butterflies have been listed as endangered. Michigan's environmental agency has been given a boost in funding. The Biden administration launched a website highlighting the health risks of extreme heat.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
How practical is solar energy and putting solar panels up on your roof? What exactly will that accomplish for the environment and for your finances? Today, we’re going to look at the practical aspects of powering your home and community with solar.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Sometimes Boz Luhrmann's brand of cheeky, stylized, high-octane filmmaking is exactly the right thing, such as in this biopic simply titled, "Elvis."Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Bay City recently received $80,000 from the Michigan Coastal Management Program to study and engineer resilient launching access for boats and paddlecraft. A Michigan island is one of a dozen sites selected for a national Department of Energy project. And the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association has selected Midland-based Little Forks Conservancy a…
After dusk, look about a third of the way up the eastern sky for a moderately bright star. It’s flanked by two fainter stars above and below it. This is Altair, the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila the Eagle.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Earth has a pretty large range of temperatures, but make no mistake about it, even with the extremes from Death Valley to the South Pole, it’s still mild here compared to any other world.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Hercules, the strong man of ancient mythology, rides high overhead in early summer. While its stars are not particularly bright, its most distinctive shape are the four stars in its center known as the Keystone.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Cygnus the Swan is now visible in the northeast after twilight. Its brightest star Deneb marks the tail of Cygnus, and turns out to be one of the most luminous stars in the galaxy.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Each night, the moon appears to slip a little further back or eastward among the stars, reaching Full on July 13th. The July Full Moon is known as the Buck Moon but will also be a "Super Moon".Bởi Delta College Public Radio
As evening twilight fades into night, look for three bright stars high in the east that form a giant triangle in the sky. Each belongs to its own constellation, but the triangle is a great way to “star hop” to areas of interest.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
I recently caught up with the critically-beloved 2021 Norwegian film "The Worst Person In the World."Bởi Delta College Public Radio
It seems wrong to call Frank Lloyd Wright a "modern" architect - he was born just two years after the end of the Civil War. But he lived a long life and some of his buildings still look something that landed from outer space.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
To take a closer look at the wonderous nature of the night sky, you may have considered getting a telescope at some point. Today, we look at different telescope types and a couple potential ways to see deeper into the universe.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
As twilight ends around 10:30pm, look low in the southeast for a bright reddish star – this is Antares, the heart of Scorpius the Scorpion.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
A sea lamprey control project in Lake Huron tributaries, a reminder on proper recycling practices, and using infrastructure dollars to address environmental justice.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
From now through the rest of June, you’ll have a unique opportunity to see a lineup of all five naked eye planets during morning twilight.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Stars are so ridiculously distant that it’s hard to understand just how far-off they are. But how do we know, really, how far away stars are?Bởi Delta College Public Radio
This week, the phase of the moon grows, reaching First Quarter on June 7. An ordinary pair of binoculars is all you’ll need to see some of the moon's larger craters.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Spiking electricity bills and blackouts could be in store this summer, an international One Water Gathering conference is set for this month in Alpena, and Beach Walks bring scientists into communities to discuss coastal hazards and Great Lakes water levels.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
How may planets do we know of outside of our solar system… beyond the influence of our Sun? When a planet is found to orbit a star other than the Sun, it is called an exoplanet. Currently, there are around 5,000 known exoplanets.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Spongy moth hatchings this month and alternative fueling corridors.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
At the end of evening twilight, look about halfway up the northeast sky for a bright bluish star. This is Vega, the second brightest star in the summer sky.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Set your clocks for the late evening and early morning of May 30 and 31 because we might just get a rare meteor display!Bởi Delta College Public Radio
A group of Consumers Energy customers are celebrating an agreement on the utility’s 15-year power plan as a transition from dirty coal to renewable energy.A six-month forecast predicts Great Lakes water levels will continue their seasonal rise over the next month.May is American Wetlands Month. Michigan has more than 275,000 acres of Great Lakes co…
Now that we’re past Full Moon, the early evening sky remains dark for longer periods as the moon rises later each night. This reveals a really nice target for binoculars called the Coma star cluster.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
This movie, starring Michelle Yeoh, was not what I'd expect and I was surprised and delighted at almost every turn.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Is it possible that The Iliad and The Odyssey, with over 25,000 lines between them, originated in oral tradition rather than written texts? This is the story of a young Classics student who set out to prove it.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
This year, the Full Flower Moon takes place late on May 15, and coincides with a Total Lunar Eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, who created a refuge for famous figures escaping World War ll.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Michigan bird owners need to act now to help reduce the spread of HPAI: highly pathogenic avian influenza.With the current avian influenza outbreak, you may want to remove your bird feeders altogether. This will help keep the disease from spreading, and also keep wild turkeys at bay.State of the Bay 2022, "the premier conference for Saginaw Bay," i…
Spring is when the Big Dipper climbs high into the north, making it an excellent guidepost in the sky. Look for the three stars in the handle of the Big Dipper and you’ll notice they form a curve or arc in the sky, the "Arc to Arcturus."Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, is notoriously difficult to see. We only have a chance to see it three or four times a year and one of those opportunities is right now.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Windfall is a tight, one location, four actor picture made during quarantine that keeps it simple, for better or for worse.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
While the Hubble Space Telescope continues to operate, NASA, The European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency have collaborated to build, launch, and successfully deploy the most powerful and complex space telescope ever built.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
There are a few misconceptions and many mesmerizing details about the nature of Polaris, also known as the North Star.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
For me, one of the great thrills of smaller filmmaking is seeing the ingenuity and invention that often comes from less money and no studio oversight. A great example of this is 2019's The Vast of Night.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
This year, International Dark Sky Week begins on Earth Day, April 22, and runs through April 30. It’s a chance to celebrate, learn, and experience the beauty of dark skies and the need to preserve it.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Teachers looking for simple ways to introduce youth to Great Lakes topics and hands-on learning opportunities can check out free education resources from the Center for Great Lakes Literacy. The state Department of Natural Resources stocks more than 20 million fish annually, or more than 350 tons.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Huron Pines launches their Protect Wild Places program, upcoming Earth Day events, and the DNR asks the public to report tagged walleye.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Mid-April to mid-May is a good time to see a collection of bright stars in the west called “The Arch of Spring.” Even though they’ve been around all winter, we notice these stars more when they get lower in the sky because they’re closer to the horizon.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
The week of April 4 offers a perfect opportunity to follow the waxing crescent moon. In this case, “waxing” refers to the crescent shape growing larger each night.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Batman has been around for 83 years with countless variations, so the question when we get a new version is, "What kind of Batman are we getting this time?"Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Michigan water quality and parks are getting a boost under a new "Building Michigan Together" plan. State officials will be talking fish in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron at an online event Thursday. Tracking polluters in your community with ECHO Notify.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
All this week, the early evening sky is clear of moonlight, which allows us time to explore some of the fainter deep sky objects with binoculars and telescopes. One of the best is the Beehive Star Cluster in Cancer the Crab.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
All this week, a trio of planets group closer together in the morning sky before dawn.Bởi Delta College Public Radio
This year, the March equinox arrives on the 20th which marks the first day of spring for the northern hemisphere. What does that mean in astronomical terms?Bởi Delta College Public Radio
Boaters are encouraged to recycle the shrink wrap used to protect their vessels during the winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is highlighting cleanup projects under the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Organizers say a new Saginaw Valley program has the potential to create a market for certified “sustainably-rais…
The Academy Awards have struggled for relevance for years, especially with their televised ceremony every spring.Bởi Delta College Public Radio