John Augustine reviews biographies and recounts the lives of the people featured in them. From Delta College Public Radio.
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.
Jeff Kart, a.k.a. "Mr. Great Lakes," hosts Delta College Public Radio's weekly look at environmental issues.
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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.
Years ago, I read a fine biography of Gershwin, but I decided to read a more recent one and, sure enough, I'm impressed by Gershwin all over again.Delta College Public Radio
Whether or not you realize it, many things you do in your day-to-day life rely on laser technology. Let’s go through how lasers works and some potential applications.Delta College Public Radio
Sometimes my wife and I embrace the garbage and watch a movie we know will be stone-cold bad, such as 2019's star-studded The Poison Rose.Delta College Public Radio
Delta College Planetarium in Bay City will celebrate this year’s International Observe the Moon Night Saturday, October 1.Delta College Public Radio
The planet Jupiter makes its return into the evening sky shining like a brilliant beacon low in the east after dark!Delta College Public Radio
The Summer Triangle is a useful guidepost to many interesting deep sky objects, but it’s also a way to find other constellations nearby. For example, a popular little pattern among stargazers is Delphinus the Dolphin.Delta College Public Radio
The Harvest Moon takes place on September 10 this year. It's the Full Moon closest to the Autumn Equinox and is popular with farmers because they can continue harvesting by the light of the moon after sunset.Delta College Public Radio
If you look low in the southeast sky after dark, you’ll see a moderately bright star that doesn’t twinkle as much as the other stars. This is the famous ringed planet Saturn, and it recently made its closest approach to Earth.Delta College Public Radio
State parks throughout Michigan are sprucing up with federal funding. Nearly 200 schools are recognized by the Michigan Green Schools Program. Consumers Energy is holding community meetings on 13 dams in the state.Delta College Public Radio
Dylan Thomas wasn't just a star. He was a supernova blazing before us before flaming out.Delta College Public Radio
Under a clear sky with no moon or light pollution, you should see it as a faint band of light that stretches overhead from roughly north to south. This band represents the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, a huge spiral of some 200 billion stars.Delta College Public Radio
With the Russo Brothers' first post-Marvel movie, they have a chance to cut loose and sell their souls a little more.Delta College Public Radio
A regional group says the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law this week by President Biden is a historic win for Great Lakes restoration, clean drinking water, and public health. The Nature Conservancy is accepting entries throughout August for a global photo contest. Be on the lookout this month for the invasive Asian longhorned beetle.…
What determines how long a star like our Sun lives? It’s been around about four and a half billion years, so why hasn’t it burned out yet? Also, what about all the other stars in our galaxy? How long will they live? Let’s take a look at the lifecycle and lifespan of these celestial powerhouses.Delta College Public Radio
The American detective story with its hardboiled protagonist walking the mean streets was invented by Dashiell Hammett.Delta College Public Radio
As the moon advances past full and moves further into the eastern sky, we’ll have a chance to see it greet the planet Mars on the morning of August 19.Delta College Public Radio
Johnny Appleseed might be the best known figure from America's past that most people know almost nothing about (and one that many believe to be a myth).Delta College Public Radio
2022's The Lost City is a light-hearted romp fueled entirely by star power.Delta College Public Radio
The Nature Conservancy says results of a “Soil Your Undies” campaign point to the benefits of healthy soil practices. State fish production and research also received a “fin up” in the new state budget.Delta College Public Radio
There are many people with TV shows named after them, but only a few have entire networks, and only Walt Disney transformed American culture.Delta College Public Radio
It's Chris Hemsworth's comedic skills that are on best display in the latest MCU offering.Delta College Public Radio
The universe is vast, and our place in the universe has been the subject of a large amount of research. Let’s take a close look at Earth’s place in the universe.Delta College Public Radio
Since one side of the moon always faces the earth, it's often assumed that means the moon doesn't rotate. But that's not really the case.Delta College Public Radio
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.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.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.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.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.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."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.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.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.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".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.Delta College Public Radio
I recently caught up with the critically-beloved 2021 Norwegian film "The Worst Person In the World."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.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.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.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.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.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?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.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.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.Delta College Public Radio
Spongy moth hatchings this month and alternative fueling corridors.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.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!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.Delta College Public Radio