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Retro Local is a companion initiative to Retro Report on PBS, highlighting local headlines and the historical seeds that were planted years ago in communities across the country. We’ll explore stories from eight PBS member stations on topics ranging from the environment to civil rights, from mental health to immigration, learning more about today by diving into the past.

Retro Local

S01E06 · How Algae Led to a Lake Erie Bill of Rights

From WGTE in Ohio: In 2019, voters amended the Toledo City charter to state that... More

From WGTE in Ohio: In 2019, voters amended the Toledo City charter to state that the Lake Erie watershed has legal rights to “exist, flourish, and naturally evolve.” The amendment fueled an immediate a legal battle that is still playing out. Explore how the idea of citizens stewardship led to a Lake Erie Bill of Rights.

11-6-201900:05:07
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