Category Archives: Voices

What’s Your Story? Voices of the Penokee Hills~2.0~Disturbing the Peace

Context and Purpose In early 2011 a proposal to develop an iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin was first brought to the public’s attention. From the outset there has been a polarized debate often framed as … Continue reading

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Becoming The Poets Of Our Own Landscape

The Penokee Hills and the Bad River Watershed are located in Ashland and Iron Counties in very Northern Wisconsin. An iron ore mine is being considered for an area spanning some twenty miles along an ancient mountain ridge. Geologically speaking the Penokee Hills are … Continue reading

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The Best of Our Heritage

Joy Schelble is a health educator in Iron County. Her work is focused on addressing hunger and food insecurity in her community. In this clip Joy offers insight into the local heritage with regard to farming and agriculture.

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The Future

Dana Churness lives with her family on the south shore of Lake Superior. She raises questions and concerns about the future of the area, the health of all citizens and the legacy that is created for the children.

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A Call to Action

Al Gedicks, author and professor, has made it his mission to provide accurate scientific information regarding all types of industrial mining. In this clip he discusses the environmental, social and cultural implications of open pit taconite mining.

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Scott Griffiths grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin and calls the area home. While he spent some time away from Ashland, he always felt a constant draw to return. He and his wife Kelly moved back a couple of years ago. … Continue reading

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A Place for Restoration

Mary Dougherty, resident of Bayfield, Wi., discusses why she moved to the Bayfield Peninsula, her connection to Lake Superior–the largest fresh water lake in the world by circumference–and the restorative powers of the area.

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