Great Lakes Week Returns to Public Television, September 10-13

September 10, 2012

Detroit Public Television and WVIZ/PBS ideastream® are returning to cover this year’s Great Lakes Week conferences, offering widespread public access to important discussions around the future of the Great Lakes, the United States’ largest source of fresh water. In addition to the regular daily programming listed below, there will also be nightly summaries of the day’s events at 6:30 pm ET from September 11-13.

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Live Programming  Schedule:

Monday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Great Lakes Commission-International Joint Commission Joint Meeting

  • Topics: Lake Erie Algae Bloom, Ontario’s Lake Erie Protection Program

Monday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET (Online only, no broadcast)
International Joint Commission-U.S. EPA Public Hearing on Lake Erie priorities

Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Conference

  • Welcome from the Mayor of Cleveland
  • Plenary session on the federal budget debate and its impact on Great Lakes

Restoration Funding

  • Luncheon Speakers
  • Farm Bill
  • Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories (Tape delay from earlier in the day)

Wednesday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Joint Session (all organizations)

  • U.S.-Canadian Report-Out
  • Asian Carp: What To Expect When You Are Expecting
  • A Special Announcement from the U.S. EPA

Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Healing Our Waters and/or Areas of Concern Conference

  • The Clean Water Act at 40
  • AOC Accomplishments
  • Making Progress

Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Healing Our Waters and/or Areas of Concern Conference

  • CSO Control (recorded Wednesday afternoon at HOW)
  • Citizen Action to Stop Asian Carp (recorded Wednesday afternoon at HOW)
  • Oil Pipelines and the Great Lakes
  • Presidential Candidate Forum
  • Ohio and the Future of the Great Lakes Compact (tape delay)
  • Jerry Dennis Keynote Address at the AOC Conference