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Title Description Main Topic Keywords Aired Speaker(s)
What is Minnesota Sea Grant (7:10) Steve Bortone, director of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program, talks about how Sea Grant advances society's ability to sustain aquatic and coastal environments and economies. The 7-minute monolog especially focuses on scientific endeavors related to Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant 2009.02.25
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant
40 Years of Superior Science (7:04) Retiring director Jeff Gunderson talks to Jesse Schomberg about his 36 years with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, "aqua-shysters" and more. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant's 40 year anniversary, Fish, Aquaculture, Harbor Corrosion, Ballast Water 2015.03.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Director, MN Sea Grant
About the Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus (5:54) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg interviews Sea Grant's Sharon Moen, author of With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future.
About MN Sea Grant Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus 2015.11.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Sharon Moen, Communications Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant is Golden: New Director, New Directions (6:41) [Transcript]
Minnesota Sea Grant's new director is excited to be part of NOAA Sea Grant's next 50 years. Host Jesse Schomberg interviews Dr. John A. Downing.
About MN Sea Grant Director, Sea Grant Mission, Lake Superior 2016.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Downing, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant Act Signed 50 Years Ago...And Then What!? (7:22) [Transcript]
On Oct 15, 1966 President Johnson signed the Sea Grant College Act. Why would he do such a thing? What did it do? What has it done (maybe found a key to curing cancer?!?!?)? What does it mean for the future?
About MN Sea Grant National Sea Grant College and Program Act 2016.10.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (9:01) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks with University of Minnesota Duluth undergraduate Annika Whitcomb about her role in managing Minnesota Sea Grant's social media.
About MN Sea Grant Social Media 2016.12.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Annika Whitcomb, undergraduate, UMD
NOAA Sea Grant Benefits Minnesotans (7:38) [Transcript]
Guest host and Minnesota Sea Grant Director Dr. John A. Downing discusses the ways Sea Grant benefits the economic and environmental security of Minnesotans and the U.S.
About MN Sea Grant Economic and Environmental Benefits to Minnesotans 2017.03.14
KUMD
Guest Host: Dr. John Downing, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant! What Have You Done? (6:42) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg introduces listeners to a dog that helps whale researchers, oyster-inspired paint and sea vegetable farming to illustrate how federally funded science is making a difference in the U.S.
About MN Sea Grant Federally Funded Science, Whales, Oysters, Sea Vegetable Farming 2017.04.11
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Genetically Engineered Salmon (9:57) Anne Cooper discusses genetically engineered fish and her Knauss Fellowship from Washington, D.C. Aquaculture Genetically Engineered 2009.06.17
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Anne Cooper
Fish Farming in Minnesota (5:55) Fisheries and aquaculture specialist Jeff Gunderson discusses baitfish aquaculture and fish farming in Minnesota. Aquaculture Fish Farming 2009.11.04
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant
Invasive Waterflea Research (8:37) Dr. Steve Bortone speaks with Sea Grant graduate student Tory Olson about invasive waterfleas, mercury, and the aquatic food web. Aquatic Invasive Species Spiny Waterfleas 2009.03.04
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Tory Olson
What is an Invasive Species? (5:43) Minnesota Sea Grant's Marte Kitson talks about the nuanced differences in defining introduced, non-native, and invasive species, what makes them successful, and how they spread. Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic Invasive Species 2009.01.19
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Marte Kitson, AIS Specialist, MN Sea Grant
Fishing Pros vs. Aquatic Invaders (6:46) Professional tournament anglers care about invasive species. Sea Grant's Doug Jensen talks about how masters on the fishing circuit are stopping aquatic hitchhikers. Aquatic Invasive Species Fishing 2011.01.26
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Jensen, AIS Specialist, MN Sea Grant
About Those Spiny Waterfleas... (5:56) Donn Branstrator, associate professor with the University of Minnesota Duluth, talks about how invasive zooplankters are altering some Minnesota's waters. Aquatic Invasive Species Spiny Waterfleas 2011.02.02
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Donn Branstrator, UMD Professor
Warmer Temps, Larger Lampreys (6:00) Tim Cline, associate research specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about how fisheries management and warmer water temperatures have affected invasive sea lamprey in Lake Superior. Aquatic Invasive Species Sea Lampreys 2011.06.22
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Tim Cline, Associate Research Specialist, UW-Madison
Quagga Mussels in Lake Superior (5:22) [Transcript]
This program explores the invasion of quagga mussels in Lake Superior.
Aquatic Invasive Species Quagga Mussels 2008.04.15
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Aquatic Invasive Species (5:57) Sea Grant's Doug Jensen talks about invasive species and managing their populations in Minnesota's waters. Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic Invasive Species 2009.11.11
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Jensen
A Few Words About Superior's Sea Lamprey (5:02) Jesse Schomberg tells the story of sea lamprey and their impact on fish in Lake Superior, including native lamprey species. Aquatic Invasive Species Sea Lampreys 2013.05.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Sea Lamprey (9:15) [Transcript]
This program is about sea lamprey. Lampreys are an eel-like fish considered an invasive species in Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Lamprey control costs millions of dollars every year.
Aquatic Invasive Species Sea Lampreys 2005.06.15
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Frank LePera & Peter Sorenson
New Lamprey Controls (4:31) [Transcript]
This program explores methods used to control sea lamprey populations in Lake Superior.
Aquatic Invasive Species Sea Lampreys 2008.02.26
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers' PSA Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers' PSA produced by Brian Gordon, Northwestern College. Aquatic Invasive Species Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers 2009.11.11
Invasive Species: You, Us, Them Host Jesse Schomberg talks about the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference and why experts think we need a societal shift to tackle this broad issue. Aquatic Invasive Species Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 2014.12.30 Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Goldfish and a Habitattitude-style Surrender [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg tells goldfish-gone-wild stories and explains how a Sea Grant/MN Aquarium Scoiety event helped over 100 aquarium fish find new homes.
Aquatic Invasive Species Fish Surrender, Fish Auction, Habitattitude, Goldfish 2016.02.02 Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Interview with The Intern: A Summer of Aquatic Invasive Species [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg interviews UMD undergraduate Claire Freesmeier about her internship with Minnesota Sea Grant's Aquatic Invasive Species Program and the non-native species that are poised to damage Lake Superior if the region continues to warm due to its changing climate.
Aquatic Invasive Species HabitattitudeTM, Stop Aquatic HitchhikersTM, AIS Events, Climate Change, Lake Superior, Golden Mussel, Hydrilla, Killer Shrimp, Invasive Carp 2016.09.13 Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Claire Freesmeier, UMD Undergraduate
Ancient Climate, Ancient Lakes (10:22) Melissa Berke, a UMD graduate student studying East African lakes, talks about using sediment from the floor of old lakes to reveal information about the Earth's past climate. Climate Change Sediment 2009.05.27
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Melissa Berke, Grad Student, UMD
Climate Change and Minnesota (8:42) Jesse Schomberg, Minnesota Sea Grant, talks with Steve Bortone about climate change in Minnesota. Climate Change Minnesota Climate 2009.06.10
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Climate, Weather, and Breaking Ice (6:33) Sapna Sharma, a post-doc with the University of Wisconsin, Madison, studied 55 lakes across the Northern Hemisphere and found that ice-out is occurring significantly earlier than it did a century ago. She talks about the combination of climate cycles and daily weather conditions that might be causing the different spring conditions. Climate Change Ice-out 2011.07.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Sapna Sharma, Post-doc, UW-Madison
Climate Change in Minnesota (5:04) Hear what host Jesse Schomberg has to say about climate trends in Minnesota and over Lake Superior. Climate Change Minnesota Climate 2013.06.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Changing with the Times: Trends in Stream Flow (6:09) Faith Fitzpatrick, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisc., talks about how climate and landscape changes are reflected in stream flow data from the Lake Superior basin. Climate Change Stream Flow 2011.07.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Looking into Large Lakes and Climate (6:01) Steve Colman, the director of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, talks about what large lakes add to our understanding of past climate and ecological conditions. Climate Change Lake Superior, Large Lakes 2009.10.28
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Steve Colman, Director, UMD's Large Lakes Observatory
Vagaries of Variability, Climate and Weather (6:27) Jesse Schomberg talks with Hilarie Sorensen, Minnesota Sea Grant's Climate Change Extension Educator, about the weather and much more. Climate Change Climate vs. Weather, Variability, Extreme Events, Temperatures, Ice Cover, Precipitation, What You Can Do 2015.04.07
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Weather Today, Climate Tomorrow (12:26) [Transcript]
Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, talks with host Jesse Schomberg about Earth's weather and Lake Superior's climate, potential water refugees and forests.
Climate Change Weather, Climate, Lake Superior, Water Refugees, Forests 2015.10.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Smart Ponds, Sexy Soil: The Front Lines of Climate Adaptation (6:08) [Transcript]
There's nothing like being there but Jesse Schomberg gives a great overview of what went on at the Climate Adaptation Conference in Minneapolis.
Climate Change Adaption 2016.03.01
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Beyond Fish: Education at the Aquarium (8:58) Education director Sarah Erickson joins Dr. Bortone to discuss how science guides opportunities at the Great Lakes Aquarium. Coastal Communities Science 2009.03.18
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Sarah Erickson, Education Director, Great Lakes Aquarium
A View from the Lake Boat Trip (7:54) [Transcript]
Journey aboard the research boat the L.L. Smith Jr. onto Lake Superior. The trip is part of the popular "View From the Lake" program, which offers residents a chance to see what their communities look like from the water and to get hands-on experience collecting water samples.
Coastal Communities View From the Lake Boat Trip 2005.07.13
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Jeri Schwerin & others
Amity Creek Charrette (4:06) [Transcript]
This program explores the use of a charrette to further sustainable development near Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities Charrette 2008.02.12
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
A View From the Lake Boat Trips (5:23) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to educate people about water quality on Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities View From the Lake Boat Trip 2008.05.13
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
State of the Coast (4:41) [Transcript]
This program explores development on the shoreline of Lake Superior.
Coastal Communities Shoreline Development 2008.05.27
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Green and Clean Marinas (4:54) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to make marinas in Minnesota and Wisconsin more environmentally friendly.
Coastal Communities Marinas 2008.06.24
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Shorelink Interpreter (5:13) [Transcript]
Leah Ladehoff gets to spend the summer along the North Shore of Lake Superior, interpreting its biology and geology for visitors. Her work is a new part of the Shorelink Program, which is trying to strengthen interpretation and cooperation among organizations along the shore. The Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center Association based out of Schroeder leads the effort.
Coastal Communities Lake Superior 2005.08.24
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Leah Ladehoff & others
That Wild Wild Rice (6:38) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about harvesting wild rice and research that is shedding light on how sulfate affects the plant's productivity.
Coastal Communities Wild Rice 2015.09.29
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Wild Rice: Sulfide Sensitivity and Minnesota's Sulfate Standard (9:00) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Dr. John Pastor, professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about his 5-year study of wild rice and how this state grain responds to the nuances of sulfate and sulfide in Minnesota waters. Coastal Communities Wild Rice, Sulfide, Sulfate 2017.02.28
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Paster, Professor of Biology, UMD
Green Infrastructure: Urban Planning for Resilience and Health (8:35) Sharon Moen talks with Dr. Thomas Beery, Minnesota Sea Grant's Resilience Specialist, about the benefits of using nature in urban design, his article in the journal Ambio, and his work in Sweden and Duluth. Coastal Communities Green Infrastructure, Climate Change, Climate Adaptation, Outdoor Recreation 2017.10.10
KUMD
Host: Sharon Moen, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Thomas Beery, Resilience Specialist, Minnesota Sea Grant
E. Coli in Duluth-Superior Harbor Fish (4:38) [Transcript]
This program explores research on E. coli in wild fish. E. coli bacteria contamination in the Duluth/Superior harbor has been an issue for many years. University of Minnesota Duluth biology professor Randall Hicks is working with researchers to narrow the field for possible causes and pathways of contamination.
Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2008.06.10
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Beach Bacteria (8:00) [Transcript]
The focus of this show is bacteria found in the water and the Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program.
Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2005.05.18
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Heidi Bauman, Coordinator, LS Beach Monitoring Program & others
Hypothermia Gives Me the Shivers (5:39) Dr. Larry Wittmer of UMD Medical School teaches us how to stay safe and keep hypothermia from sneaking up on us. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia 2010.02.17
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Larry Wittmer, UMD Medical School
Beaches, Bacteria, and Your Health (9:33) Learn about the sources of E. coli in the environment as Dennis Hansen discusses his research with Steve Bortone. Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2009.03.25
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dennis Hansen
Contending With Coastal Contaminants (7:54) John Lindgren, fisheries specialist with the Minn. DNR, explains how the St. Louis River Estuary became impaired and what has been done to improve this Great Lakes Area of Concern. Coastal Hazards St. Louis River Estuary 2011.03.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: John Lindgren, Fisheries Specialist, MNDNR
Rusting Away (10:39) Chad Scott, CEO of AMI Consulting Engineers, talks with Steve Bortone about the accelerated corrosion occurring on steel in the Duluth Superior Harbor. Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2009.06.03
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Chad Scott, CEO, AMI Consulting Engineers
Cold Water and Hypothermia (4:35) Jesse Schomberg explains hypothermia and how to survive this potentially lethal condition. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia 2013.04.11
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Coastal Hazards - Great Lakes Style (5:17) Lake Superior's communities might not face hurricanes or tsunamis, but storms, rip currents, and hypothermia can also take lives. Jesse Schomberg explains coastal hazards. Coastal Hazards Hypothermia, Rip Currents, Storms 2013.06.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Freak Waves (5:11) Adam Bechle, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, explains what he is learning about unusually high waves near Lake Superior's Apostle Islands. Coastal Hazards Lake Superior Waves 2011.06.15
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adam Bechle, Grad Student, UW
After the Flood: Water Quality (10:31) Barbara Liukkonen, Sea Grant's Water Resources Education Coordinator, talks about flooding and overcoming water quality challenges caused by floods with Steve Bortone. Coastal Hazards Flooding, Water Quality 2009.05.20
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Barbara Liukkonen, Water Resources Education Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Harbor Corrosion (8:13) [Transcript]
The focus of this program is harbor corrosion. Just what is eating holes through steel structures in the Duluth-Superior Harbor is a mystery. Thanks to a panel of corrosion experts and funding at state and federal levels, we may find out before the docks and pilings disintegrate much further.
Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2005.06.29
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Chad Scott, Structural Engineer, Krech, Ojard and Associates
Rip Currents (9:09) [Transcript]
The focus of today's show is rip currents. The week of June 5 is National Rip Current Awareness Week. If you recall, these currents, which can take lives, have been a hot topic the last few summers.
Coastal Hazards Rip Currents 2005.06.01
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jesse Schomberg, Coastal Communities Educator, and other
Steel Corrosion Found in More Northland Harbors (5:00) [Transcript]
This program explores the deterioration of steel structures in the Duluth/Superior harbor.
Coastal Hazards Corrosion 2007.12.18
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Rip Currents (4:40) [Transcript]
This program looks at new efforts to promote awareness of rip currents on the Lake Superior shoreline.
Coastal Hazards Rip Currents 2008.08.05
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Algal Blooms (6:05) Dr. Robert Hecky, Biology Professor at UMD's Large Lake's Observatory discusses the phosphorous entering lakes and how it dictates the amount of algae growth in the lake. Coastal Hazards Algal Blooms, Nitrogen, Phosphorous 2010.02.03
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Robert Hecky, Biology Professor, UMD's Large Lake's Observatory
Ice: Variety and Safety (5:08) Hear Jesse Schomberg talk about frazil, pancake ice and safety tips for crossing frozen water. Coastal Hazards Ice Variety and Safety 2015.02.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Are you Weather-Ready? (6:03) Host Jesse Schomberg talks to Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Duluth, about severe weather and what it means to be a weather-ready nation. Coastal Hazards Weather Ready Nation 2016.04.12
KUWS
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Game-Changing Advances in Assessing Beach Bacteria (5:16) Host Jesse Schomberg talks about how researchers are using Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary as test sites for developing new techniques to determine the sources of bacteria found on beaches. Coastal Hazards Bacteria, E. Coli, Beaches, Lake Superior, St. Louis River Estuary 2016.04.26
KUWS
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Creatures that Fish Crunch On (8:26) UMD graduate students Tyler Ahrenstorff and EJ Isaac talk with Steve Bortone about the lengths invertebrates go to avoid Lake Superior's fish. Fish Fish food, Invertebrates 2009.04.15
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Tyler Ahrenstorff & EJ Isaac, Grad Students, UMD
VHS Virus and Lake Superior (10:06) Jeff Gunderson, extension professor for the Minnesota Sea Grant College Program at UMD, will talk about the VHS virus and Lake Superior Fish. Fish Fish virus, VHS, Lake Superior 2009.05.06
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant
Creating Sustainable Fisheries (11:15) Steve Bortone talks with Kendra Richards about safe, sustainable fisheries and Lake Superior. Fish Fisheries, Sustainable 2009.06.24
KUMD
Host: Kendra Richards, Producer; Guest: Steve Bortone, Director, MN Sea Grant
Popular Chemicals Afflict Fish (5:18) Gerald Ankley, a toxicologist with the EPA Laboratory in Duluth, talks about endocrine disrupting chemicals, hormones and hormone mimics that affect fish reproduction and development. Fish Fish, Chemicals 2011.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Gerald Ankley, Toxicologist, EPA
Fish and Fish Food in Lake Superior (5:38) Dr. Tom Hrabik, UMD associate professor, talks about some of the animals, including shrimplike creatures and fish, living in Lake Superior and the lake's multiple food. Fish Fish food, Lake Superior 2011.04.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor, UMD
1800's Diaries Suggest Whitefish Spawned in the St. Louis River (5:04) Minnesota Sea Grant director Jeff Gunderson discusses the possibility that lake whitefish spawned in the St. Louis River, a major Lake Superior tributary, more than a century ago and that they might do so again someday. Fish Lake Whitefish, St. Louis River 2011.04.20
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Director, MN Sea Grant
It's a Living: Superior's Lake Herring Fishery (5:30) Steve Dahl, a commercial fisherman on Minnesota's North Shore, talks about gill netting Lake Herring and the changes he's seen after 25 years of plying the waters of Lake Superior. Fish Lake Herring 2011.05.04
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Steve Dahl, Commercial Fisherman
Parasites of Freshwater Fish (3:55) Jesse Schomberg talks about an uncomfortable but important topic for anyone who eats fish: tapeworms and other fish parasites. Fish Parasites, Freshwater Fish 2013.04.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Big Fat Lake Trout: Siscowet (5:14) Jesse Schomberg talks about Lake Superior's numerous siscowet and why this hefty strain of lake trout is being eyed as a source of fish oil. Fish Lake Trout, Siscowet, Fish Oil 2013.06.19
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Coaster Brook Trout (8:59) [Transcript]
This episode we'll learn about a fish native to Lake Superior called the coaster brook trout. Long ago they were incredibly abundant, causing fishing scenes reminiscent of the smelt runs during the 1960s and 70s. We'll investigate what caused their decline and an initiative that's trying to help coaster brook trout rebound.
Fish Coaster Brook Trout 2005.08.10
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant and others
Risks and Benefits of Eating Lake Superior Fish (4:44) [Transcript]
This program explores the health risks and benefits of eating fish from Lake Superior.
Fish Eating Fish, Benefits & Risks 2008.01.03
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Spirit of the Annual Smelt Run (4:38) [Transcript]
This program explores the decline of the smelt run in Lake Superior.
Fish Smelt, Lake Superior 2008.04.29
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Food Webs and Fish Diets (6:01) Allison Gamble discusses Lake Superior food webs and fish diets. Fish Fish Food, Fish diets, Lake Superior food webs 2009.12.09
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Allison Gamble, Grad Student, UMD
Noisy Fish, Or Can Fish Talk? (5:32) Dr. Allen Mensinger, Associate Professor in UMD's Biology Department, fills us in on noisy fish and how some fish can talk. Fish Fish sounds 2009.12.23
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Allen Mensinger, Associate Professor, UMD's Biology Dept.
Salmon, Trout, Steelhead - How Much Is Enough? (6:29) Don Schriener, Area Supervisor of Lake Superior Fisheries Management, talks about our favorite sport fish and the challenges of managing harvestable fish stocks. Fish Salmon, Trout, Fisheries 2010.02.10
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schriener, Area Supervisor, Lake Superior Fisheries Management
Lampreys! Three Natives, One Not (5:25) Learn about the four species of lamprey that can be found in the Lake Superior Basin with Minnesota Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg. Fish Sea Lampreys, Native Lampreys, Lake Superior 2014.10.07
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Fish: It's What's for Dinner (4:31) Hear Jesse Schomberg talk about fish boils, planking and other recipes for outstanding culinary experiences with Great Lakes fish. Fish Lake Superior, Fish Recipes 2014.10.21
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Barotrauma: A Fishing Tip (4:57) Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg explains how to save a life - a fish's life. Learn how to send a deepwater fish back down to deep water when it's swim bladder is over-inflated. Fish Fish, Swim Bladder 2014.09.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Who's Eating Who in the Depths of Lake Superior? (7:23) Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, talked with WTIP reporter Carah Thomas about a Sea Grant study he co-authored relating to what fish eat in the depths of Lake Superior. The study had some surprising results. Fish Food Web, Lake Superior 2011.12.21
WTIP
Host: WTIP Reporter Carah Thomas; Guest: Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor of Biology, UMD
Burbot and the Lota lota Love Song (7:23) [Transcript]
Guest host Olivia Dehler explains a few things about burbot, a native fish of Lake Superior. Topics cover fish oil and fox fur, the Eelpout Festival, and "The Song."
Fish Burbot, Lake Superior, Fish Oil, Fox Fur, Eelpout Festival 2015.09.15
KUMD
Host: Olivia Dehler, MN Sea Grant
Our New "Fish Guy": Don Schreiner (7:36) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Don Schreiner, retired MNDNR Lake Superior fisheries supervisor and new MNSG fisheries extension specialist about ... you guessed it ... FISH! Fish Fisheries, Climate Change, Aquatic Invasive Species, Steelhead, Kamloops, Coho, Smelt 2016.03.29
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Fishing Opener! Walleye, Part 1 (7:44) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Educator Don Schreiner about Minnesota's state fish ... the Walleye. Topics include eyes, Walleye chop and distribution. Tip for anglers: Shiner minnows! Fish Walleye, Walleye Eyes, Walleye Chop, Walleye Distribution, Shiner Minnows 2016.05.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Walleye, Part 2 (6:59) Find out more about Minnesota Walleye as host Jesse Schomberg interviews Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Educator Don Schreiner. Topics include balancing stocking with wild reproduction, and aquatic invasive species. Fish Walleye, Stocking, Spawn, Balancing Stocking with Wild Reproduction, Aquatic Invasive Species 2016.05.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
"Kala, Kala, Kala" - Charter Fishing Lake Superior Style (6:07) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about the charter fishing industry in western Lake Superior and the aquatic food web on which it is built.
Fish Charter Fishing, Lake Trout, Food Web 2016.09.27
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Ideas for Building a Career in Fisheries (8:13) [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg talks with L.J. Rogers, UMD undergraduate and president of the American Fisheries Society - University of Minnesota Duluth Subunit, about preparing for a career in fisheries science.
Fish American Fisheries Society 2016.11.22
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: L.J. Rogers, undergraduate and president of the American Fisheries Society, UMD
The Perplexing Pink Salmon of Lake Superior (5:41) [Transcript]
Join host Jesse Schomberg as he explains how Pink Salmon came to live in Lake Superior.
Fish Pink Salmon, Lake Superior 2017.02.14
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Tips for Anglers (5:45) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg offers advice about enjoying Minnesota's fishing season and how you can Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM
Fish Fishing Tips, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers 2017.05.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Terns, Gulls, and Habitats (8:29) Dr. Gerald Niemi, professor of biology with the University of Minnesota, talks about habitat challenges facing birds that nest around the Great Lakes. Lake Superior Birds 2011.02.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Gerald Niemi, Professor of Biology, UMN
Lake Superior: Astounding Facts and How They're Retrieved (8:13) Host Steve Bortone discusses Lake Superior's temperature and circulation modeling with Jay Austin, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics. Lake Superior Temperature, Circulation 2009.03.11
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jay Austin, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Dept. of Physics, UMD
Lake Superior's Floor (8:41) Dr. Nigel Wattrus, associate professor of Geological Sciences and faculty of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, discusses what he's finding on the floor of Lake Superior. Lake Superior Lake Superior 2009.04.22
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Nigel Wattrus, Associate Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Geological Sciences, UMD
Carbon Cycle Conundrum (9:40) Erik Brown, a professor with UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, discusses the carbon cycle that challenges Lake Superior's researchers and research aboard the R/V Blue Heron. Lake Superior Carbon Cycle 2009.05.13
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Erik Brown, Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Lake Effect Weather: Winter (5:59) National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, Carol Christenson, talks about Lake Superior's warmer by the lake winters. Lake Superior Weather, Lake Effect, Winter 2011.03.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service
Lake Effect Weather: Summer (5:42) National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, Carol Christenson, discusses summer weather phenomena around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Weather, Lake Effect, Summer 2011.05.11
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Carol Christenson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service
On Board with Research: The R/V Blue Heron (5:26) Doug Ricketts, research associate and marine superintendent, talks about the R/V Blue Heron's busy schedule and the science conducted on board. The Blue Heron is the UMD Large Lakes Observatory's research vessel. Lake Superior R/V Blue Heron, Research Vessel 2011.05.18
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Ricketts, Senior Research Associate/Marine Superintendent, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
International Association of Great Lakes Research (5:19) Scientists that study the world's largest lakes meet once a year to discuss their work. Here are a few thoughts from their 2011 conference held on the western edge of Lake Superior. Lake Superior Science 2011.06.08
KUMD
Guests: Dr. Randy Hicks, Director of the Center for Freshwater Research and Policy, Professor in the Dept. of Biology, UMD & Others
Lake Superior Binational Program (5:37) Environment Canada's Nancy Stadler-Salt and Carrie Lohse-Hanson from the MN Pollution Control Agency join host Jesse Schomberg to discuss the Canada/U.S. goal of protecting Lake Superior. Lake Superior Protection 2011.07.20
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Nancy Stadler-Salt, Environment Canada & Carrie Lohse-Hanson, MN Pollution Control Agency
International Joint Commission: Two Governments, Shared Water (6:59) Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission, explains what the Canadian and U.S. governments are doing to find solutions to problems in their shared waters. Lake Superior Solutions 2011.07.27
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission
Lake Superior Facts (3:11) Jesse Schomberg describes how Lake Superior facts should inspire awe. For more information, click here. Lake Superior Facts 2013.04.04
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Plankton News (5:54) Jesse Schomberg talks about the lake's vast but almost invisible suite of plankton species. Lake Superior Plankton 2013.05.02
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Look What the Wind Blew In! (5:00) Whale burps and agates. Jesse Schomberg tells you about what a Lake Superior wind can blow up onto the north shore. Lake Superior Beach Treasures, Whale Burps, Agates 2013.05.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
North Shore Bird Migration (9:40) Anna Peterson, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, shares information about migrating birds along Lake Superior's North Shore with Dr. Bortone. Lake Superior Birds, Migration, North Shore 2009.04.01
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Anna Peterson, Grad Student, UMD
State of Lake Superior (4:26) [Transcript]
This program explores the state of Lake Superior. Scientists gathered at a conference in Duluth to examine and develop ways to face the threats or changes looming for Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Lake Superior 2007.12.04
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Seiches in Lake Superior (5:02) [Transcript]
This program explores the occurrence of seiches in Lake Superior. A seiche is a little-known phenomenon that occurs within the Great Lakes. They are standing waves that occur in an enclosed body of water.
Lake Superior Seiche 2008.03.11
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Importance of Ice Cover for Lake Superior (5:10) [Transcript]
This program explores the importance of ice cover for Lake Superior. Researchers have witnessed many changes in the Great Lakes in the wake of abnormally warm winters and summers in recent years. Many lake scientists are examining the impact of warmer temperatures on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Ice 2008.04.03
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Data Gathering Buoys (3:58) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to gauge the effect of climate change on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Climate Change, Data Gathering Buoys 2008.07.08
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Research Estuary Tour (4:35) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts underway to establish a national freshwater research estuary on the St. Louis River.
Lake Superior St. Louis River Estuary 2008.08.19
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Mystery Microbe: Archaea (6:15) Jason Kish talks about Archaea in Lake Superior. Lake Superior Archaea 2009.10.14
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jason Kisch
Carbon, Bacteria, and Lake Love Handles (5:55) Professor Jim Cotner talks about heterotrophic bacteria, how lakes develop "love handles" and the carbon cycle. Lake Superior Carbon, Bacteria 2009.10.21
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jim Cotner, Professor, Ecology Dept., UMN
Old Carbon in Lake Superior (6:12) Liz Minor, associate professor with the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, talks about Lake Superior's biochemistry, including 1000-year-old carbon and newer carbon that incorporates residuals from weapons testing. Lake Superior Carbon, Biochemistry 2009.11.18
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Liz Minor, Associate Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Is Our Large Lake Healthy? (6:00) Dr. Norine Dobiesz of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory defines a healthy ecosystem for a large lake like Superior as one that is most stable or that changes the least. Lake Superior Healthy Ecosystem 2009.12.30
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Norine Dobiesz, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
High Tide on Lake Superior (6:08) Mike Sierszen of the EPA in Duluth explains tidal action in Lake Superior and the difference between a seiche and a tide. Lake Superior Seiche vs. Tide, Tidal Action 2010.01.06
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Mike Sierszen, EPA
Wetlands Role in Water Quality, Fisheries (6:17) Mike Sierszen of Duluth's EPA lab discusses marshes, bogs, swamps - the wetlands - and why they are good for the environment. Lake Superior Wetlands, Marshes, Bogs, Swamps, Water Quality, Fisheries 2010.01.13
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Mike Sierszen, EPA
First Freshwater Robot and AUVs (5:43) LLO physics professor, Jay Austin, explains what technology can teach us about Lake Superior, after two weeks of playing with his autonomous underwater vehicle, the first underwater robot in freshwater. Lake Superior Technology, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 2010.01.27
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jay Austin, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory/Dept. of Physics, UMD
Latest Word on Lake Superior's Productivity: Oligotrophic (7:13) Dr. Robert Sterner, Director of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, joins host Jesse Schomberg to talk about research showing that Lake Superior is more productive than previously thought. Lake Superior Research, Oligotrophic 2014.11.04
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Bob Sterner, Director, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
24/7 Research on Lake Superior (6:15) UMD professor Elizabeth (Liz) Minor discusses Lake Superior research and a chemistry-physics-biology study she is coordinating with host Jesse Schomberg. Lake Superior Research, Climate Change, Chemistry, Physics, Biology 2014.12.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elizabeth Minor, Professor, UMD
Little Forms of Life in Lake Superior (5:02) Water bears, sponges, opossum shrimp? Lake Superior has them all! Join Jesse Schomberg as he talks about some of Lake Superior's coolest creatures. Lake Superior Creatures, Water Bears, Sponges, Opossum Shrimp 2015.02.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Color of Lake Superior (5:10) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg discusses why Lake Superior's surface ranges in color from red to blue.
Lake Superior Surface Water Color 2015.03.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Day PSA (0:16)
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Six 16-second PSAs promoting Lake Superior Day Lake Superior Lake Superior Day 2015.07.14 Red Rock Radio
Beer, Tomatoes and Great Lakes Water, Part 1 (The Compact) (5:29) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about The Great Lakes Water Compact and why beer can be exported from the Great Lakes basin without much ado but straight water cannot.
Lake Superior Great Lakes Water Compact, Beer, Tomatoes, Drinking Water 2015.11.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Beer, Tomatoes and Great Lakes Water, Part 2 (Virtual Water) (5:28) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg discusses the complexity of how water moves in and out of the Great Lakes basin.
Lake Superior Virtual Water, Great Lakes Basin 2015.12.08
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
What Ice (or Lack Thereof) Means for Ecological Processes Underwater (7:05) [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg interviews Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology and the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD. Ozersky has studied large, cold lakes worldwide finding that there's more going on under the ice than we thought.
Lake Superior Ice 2015.12.22
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Flashiness, Nick Points and North Shore Streams (7:40) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks to Dr. Karen Gran, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth, about the streams along Minnesota's North Shore.
Lake Superior Streams, Flashiness, Nick Points, North Shore 2016.01.05
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Karen Gran, Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UMD
Managing Water Across Boundaries (5:41) Host Jesse Schomberg talks about transboundary water challenges and the Upper Great Lakes Law and Policy Symposium. Lake Superior Transboundary Issues, Climate, Mining, Crude Oil Movement, Aquatic Invasive Species, Water Levels 2016.03.15
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
A Year of Intensive Monitoring: "CSMI" on Lake Superior (5:23) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg interviews Dr. Michael Sierszen, Research Ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative on the Great Lakes.
Lake Superior Monitoring, Food Web, Water Quality, Fish, Levels of Contaminants, Habitat Quality, Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) 2016.10.11
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Michael Sierszen, Research Ecologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Superior Sand! (6:01) Host Jesse Schomberg talks about Lake Superior's sand, how it forms and why he has a bag of black sand in his office. Lake Superior Sand 2016.12.20
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Testing and Treatment of Freshwater Ballast (6:20) The world's first freshwater ballast testing facility is right here in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Dr. Euan Reavie, Research Associate with NRRI tells us what it means for alternative treatments. Maritime Transportation Ballast Water, Freshwater Testing Facility 2010.02.24
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Euan Reavie, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Great Lakes Shipping (9:50) Sea Grant's Great Lakes maritime transportation expert Dale Bergeron discusses why shipping commodities around the Great Lakes makes dollars and sense. Maritime Transportation Shipping 2009.04.29
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dale Bergeron, Maritime Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Ballast Water Research (7:16) [Transcript]
This program explores ballast water research in Lake Superior. People out side the scientific community are now realizing the impacts that foreign invaders have on the Lake Superior. Many groups are combining efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species, especially through the ballast water of ocean-going ships.
Maritime Transportation Ballast Water 2008.01.15
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Institute (3:55) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to educate people about the maritime industry on the Great Lakes.
Maritime Transportation Maritime Industry 2008.07.22
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Freighters, Lakers, and Mid-America's Seaport (5:21) Adele Yorde of the Seaway Port Authority distinguishes freighters, lakers and salties, and discusses commodities that go through the port, as well as what makes Duluth a desirable seaport. Maritime Transportation Lakers, Salties, Freighters 2010.01.20
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adele Yorde, Seaway Port Authority
Gales of November (4:59) Host Jesse Shomberg discusses Lake Superior's wicked November storms, shipwrecks, and more. Maritime Transportation Gales of November, Lake Superior, November Storms, Shipwrecks 2014.11.18
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Large Ships and Bulk Commodities: Great Lakes Lakers (5:16) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about the largest vessels plying the waters of Superior and the robust shipping industry within the Great Lakes.
Maritime Transportation Shipping, Large Ships, Bulk Commodities, Great Lakes Lakers 2016.01.19
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
River Quest's 25th Season and Shipping News (9:26) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Adele Yorde, public relations director at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, about the history of the St. Louis River Quest for area sixth-graders and the start of this year's shipping season. Maritime Transportation River Quest, Shipping Season, Shipping Containers 2017.03.28
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Adele Yorde, public relations director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Hold the Salt: Winter Road Maintenance and Water Quality (5:13) Environmental consultant Connie Fortin describes how road deicers affect lakes and streams, and explains the strategic application of rock salt. Water Quality Road Deicers 2011.03.02
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Connie Fortin, Environmental Consultant
Robo-researching Lake Superior Streams (8:49) Elaine Ruzycki, assistant scientist for the Natural Resources Research Institute at UMD and key on-the-ground scientist for LakeSuperior
Streams.org, talks about robo-researching Lake Superior Streams.
Water Quality Robo- researching Lake Superior Streams 2009.04.08
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elaine Ruzycki, Asst. Scientist, NRRI, UMD
History Lesson in a Sediment Core (8:24) Josef Werne, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, describes how sediment cores taken from Lake Superior reflect human activities over the last 200 years. Water Quality Sediment Cores 2011.02.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Josef Werne, Associate Professor, UMD
Clear Running Waters? (5:22) UMD grad Andrea Crouse comments on how land use and weather combine to muddy Lake Superior's streams. Water Quality Lake Superior Streams, Land Use, Weather 2011.03.30
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Andrea Crouse, Grad Student, UMD
Great Pacific Garbage Patch (5:26) Lorena Rios, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, talks about an ocean region where fragmented plastic accumulates, and plastic in Lake Superior. Water Quality Plastic 2011.04.13
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Lorena Rios, Asst. Professor of Chemistry, UWS
Studying Algae in Large Lakes (6:00) UMD associate professor Stephanie Guildford talks with guest host Maija Morton about research, primary production, and phosphorous in large lakes. Water Quality Algae, Phosphorous 2011.04.27
KUMD
Guest Host: Maija Morton, KUMD; Guest: Stephanie Guildford, Associate Professor, UMD
Frogs and Water Chemistry: Part 2 (4:45) Dr. Pat Schoff, research associate with UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute, relates declining frog populations to our activities and use of synthetic chemicals. Water Quality Frogs, Water Chemistry, Synthetic Chemicals 2011.06.01
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Pat Schoff, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Frogs and Water Chemistry: Part 1 (6:17) Dr. Pat Schoff, research associate with UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute, discusses the possible causes of the malformations seen in some frog populations. Water Quality Frogs, Malformations 2011.06.01
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Pat Schoff, Research Associate, NRRI, UMD
Diatoms Denote Lake History (5:37) UMD researchers Amy Kireta and Euan Reavie talk about working with sediment cores and long-dead algae to document how Lake Superior's water has changed in the last 300 years. Water Quality Sediment Cores, Algae, Diatoms 2011.06.29
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Amy Kireta & Euan Reavie, Researchers, UMD
Toxaphene: A Lake Superior Pollutant (4:55) Jesse Schomberg talks about why Lake Superior neither gives up her dead nor her toxaphene. Water Quality Toxaphene 2013.04.18
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Stormwater Runoff (7:33) [Transcript]
Learn about the Duluth flood of the early 1970s and what's being done to minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff.
Water Quality Stormwater Runoff, Floods 2005.09.07
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Cindy Hagley, Environmental Quality Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant & others
New Lake Superior Pollutants (6:06) [Transcript]
This program explores new pollutants in Lake Superior and their effects on the environment.
Water Quality Pollutants, Lake Superior 2008.01.29
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Water Quality and Research Challenges in Duluth Streams (6:05) [Transcript]
This program explores efforts to determine the effects of urbanization on Duluth streams.
Water Quality Duluth Streams, Urbanization 2008.09.09
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals in Minnesota Waterways (6:12) Deborah Swackhamer discusses endocrine disrupter chemicals in Minnesota waterways. Water Quality Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals 2009.11.25
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Deborah Swackhamer, Professor, Science Technology & Environmental Policy and Environmental Health Sciences, UMN
Stormwater Management (5:05) UMD research associate Valerie Brady discusses stormwater runoff and ways to slow its flow into streams and lakes. Water Quality Stormwater Runoff 2009.12.02
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Valerie Brady, Research Coordinator, MN Sea Grant
Peat Bogs Are Big in Minnesota (5:12) Dr. Paul Glaser, of the Limnology Center on the Twin Cities campus, talks about peat bogs and his research at Red Lake. Water Quality Peat Bogs 2009.12.16
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Paul Glaser, Limnology Center, UMN
Ditches and Water (4:18) Jesse Schomberg describes why roadside ditches matter and what you can do to keep them functioning beautifully. Water Quality Ditches 2014.12.02
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Earth Day #45: Why and How to Conserve Water (5:04) Even people in water-rich areas should pay heed to the ways they use water. Host Jesse Schomberg talks about water consumption and gives suggestions for water conservation. Water Quality Water Consumption and Conservation 2015.04.21
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Stormwater Awareness in the Northland (5:16) Did you know stormwater is not treated? Jesse Schomberg discusses a recent survey with Paul Teten, Stormwater Management Assistant with MN Green Corps. Water Quality Stormwater Runoff 2015.05.05
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant, Guest: Paul Teten, Stormwater Management Assistant, MN Green Corps
It's a Blue-Green World! Cyanobacteria and You (6:27) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about cyanobacteria (aka. blue-green algae) and ways that Sea Grant, and possibly you, are working to understand hazardous algae blooms.
Water Quality Blue-Green Algae, Cyanobacteria 2016.11.08
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
A Pinch of Road Salt (6:51) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Erica Strom, a Minnesota Green Corps volunteer who is working with the City of Duluth to minimize the amount of road salt that ends up in the city's streams and in Lake Superior. Water Quality Road Salt 2017.01.17
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Erica Strom, Volunteer, Minnesota Green Corps
Diatoms with a Micro-Fossil Hunter (7:15) Paleolimnologist Elizabeth Alexson with the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute talks with Jesse Schomberg about diatoms and what she learned by studying them. Water Quality Diatoms, St. Louis River Estuary, Lake Superior 2017.04.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Elizabeth Alexson, paleolimnologist, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute
Improving Minnesota's Water Quality 25% by 2025 (7:13) Host Sharon Moen talks with Dr. Lucinda Johnson, associate director of the Natural Resources Research Institute, about water quality and Governor Dayton's goal of improving Minnesota water 25% by 2025. Water Quality #25by25MN, Development, Mining, Forestry, Tourism, Aging Infrastructure, Road Salt, Nitrate Pollution, Lead, Weather Patterns, Climate, Water Scarcity, Online Town Hall Meeting 2017.09.26
KUMD
Host: Sharon Moen, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Lucinda Johnson, Associate Director, UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute

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