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Great Lakes Now

Detroit PBS

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2022–May 31, 2024
  • Location Wixom, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now initiative provides robust reporting, a monthly television program and community engagement events to broad audiences centered around freshwater issues throughout the Great Lakes region. With previous support from the Mott Foundation, Great Lakes Now has won numerous awards and grown its broadcast reach in 20 markets across 31 stations reaching over 4.5 million viewers. As a partner in the Great Lakes News Collaborative, Great Lakes Now has contributed video content which compliments print and radio reporting. With renewed support, Great Lakes Now will continue to produce monthly broadcast episodes with supplemental digital content, including daily articles on, as well as educational resources to raise awareness and build understanding of Great Lakes issues.