Flyover from MPR News
This summer the Water Main is partnering with MPR host Kerri Miller, MPR News, New Orleans Public Radio, and Iowa Public Radio to produce a special week of live call-in shows under the Flyover banner. The week-long special will look at the Mississippi River and how it influences the economy, culture and environment of the communities along its path.
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Each winter, Minnesota spreads more than 700 million pounds of salt on roads and walkways. Melted ice and snow carry all that chloride into rivers, lakes and streams. Here’s why that’s a problem and how you can help.
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To shed light on this question, The Water Main partnered with the APM Research Lab, the research arm of American Public Media, and Wilder Research to conduct this national study that asked Americans just that.
Water is weird, wonderful and worth protecting! One thing we can all do to keep our water is safe is get to know it better, so The Water Main is teaming up with our friends at Brains On and Earth Echo International to help kids learn all about the water in the world around them.
Save the date! On Saturday, August 4 we will celebrate Lake Superior as the winner of Minnesota’s Most Loved Lake competition with three performances along the North Shore. The Water Main, MPR News, and MPR Classical will host these pop-up celebrations featuring The Concert Truck and tributes to Lake Superior in the form of spoken word, poetry, photography, and more.
In April, Paul Huttner hosted a live, wide-ranging discussion on all things climate change. One way people experience the changing climate most intensely is through the water. From flooding to drought, climate change is causing big problems for people around the world.
The Water Main and Brains On will host pop-up engagement events in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. Thanks to generous support from HB Fuller and 3M, these pop-up engagement events will include distribution of free Water Challenge Test Kits and Brains On Water Detective Badges!
Wednesday, July 25th from 11:00am-1:00pm CT
Wednesday, August 22nd from 11:00am-1:00pm CT
The Minnesota Zoo is committed to serving all Minnesotans and ensuring that economic circumstances are not obstacles to experiencing everything that the Minnesota Zoo has to offer. Free to Explore provides free admission for a qualifying guest and their dependents.
Saturday, July 21st
Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI) is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of the African-American community of Rondo. This community was destroyed by the construction of Interstate I-94 in the late 1960’s.
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