July 29: Jennifer Nalbone and Asian carp; Rayven Howard performs live; Abayomi Azikiwe 1967 conference update

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Listen to entire program here:  

Jennifer Nalbone: 6:50

Rayven Howard: 33:30

Abayomi Azikiwe: 43:00

In Windsor/Detroit we are surrounded by the Great Lakes ecosystem. It’s easy to forget that the Detroit River flows along a route that originates at Lake Superior and makes its way to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also easy to take all that water for granted even as we know full well of the stress put on the local eco-system by everything from recreational use to the threat of pollution by chemicals and nuclear power plants.

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The complex dynamics of the Great Lakes system is managed and watched over by various government agencies in Canada and the United States as well as by independent coalitions. Listeners have no doubt heard of a new threat posed by an invasive species: the Asian carp, specifically the silver carp.

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We talked to Jennifer Nalbone (6:50 mark) of Great Lakes United about the threat posed by Asian carp in the Great Lakes.  In the interview Fisheries and Oceans Canada was  mentioned and information is here. Nalbone stressed the point that Canadians need to take the issue of Asian carp more seriously than we are now. You’ll notice that Fisheries and Oceans Canada have the carp near the bottom of a long list of invasive species already in our waters. However, we simply cannot let a rapacious species like this to get into the Great Lakes system.

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The argument for hydrologic separation is made in this report.

And as mentioned, in the second half hour Rayven Howard (33:30 mark) played two songs for us. Rayven will appear Aug. 5 at the FM Lounge, Aug 12 at The Phog Lounge, and Aug. 20 at MacKenzie Hall. Thanks to Victoria Townsend for giving us the heads up on Rayven when she heard her play at Taloola’s!

Abayomi Azikiwe ( 43:00 mark) provided an update about last week’s story on a historical review of the 1967 Detroit rebellion.

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