Vintners in Michigan could have another disaster on their hands this year. Last year, Michigan vineyards produced about one fourth of the grapes grown in a normal season. The results could be about the same this year and that might leave wineries with little in the their cellars.
Welcome to the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio, our new weekly arts journal. Join us to hear about the arts, artists, and performance.
This week we hear how an international soccer rivalry led to a culinary showdown in Traverse City. We also talk with a female Cyrano de Bergerac.
Why is it called the Green Room?
A green room is a space where performers hang out between the dressing room and the stage. It's a place to relax, that usually has a couch and some snacks. So think of the Green Room on Interlochen Public Radio as your backstage pass into the world of the arts each week.
Mercury levels are staying the same or increasing in the Great Lakes.
The state has just released new guidelines for safely eating Great Lakes fish. Despite the bad news about mercury, there is some good news in the report. There is evidence contamination is decreasing overall in Lake Michigan. It’s now safer to eater larger fish caught in the lake.
That’s largely because fish are less contaminated with PCBs and dioxin, two chemicals no longer in use.
If you’re a soccer fan, you probably remember the 2006 World Cup Championship between France and Italy. The contest featured a French player famously head butting an Italian, before Italy won the match in a shootout.
That match got the owners of Trattoria Stella in Traverse City thinking, “Why don’t we do this with food?”
This year marks the eighth year the Italian restaurant has challenged a French counterpart to a friendly dinner competition.