MPTV Events

4th Street Forum - "Lake Michigan's Health Report"

Thursday, March 21, 2013 / 12:00 pm

4th Street Forum -

Join the MPTV audience at Historic Turner Hall.

1034 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee WI.

We enjoy the beauty of our lake and its beaches. But are toxic chemicals and invasive species threatening its health? Is low water level constricting recreation and ruining the fishing? What's the health status of Lake Michigan, Eastern Wisconsin's defining feature? And what steps can be taken to sustain and repair our Great Lake?

Vice President of Community Partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.


CARMEN AGUILAR-DIAZ, PhD is a water scientist at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. Professor Aguilar-Diaz studies the effects of invasive species on the Great Lakes Ecosystem as well as other freshwater concerns.

KEN JOHNSON is the Water Division administrator for Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He oversees more than 600 staff members, who work on programs concerning drinking and groundwater, fisheries management, and surface water programs. Mr. Johnson is also the Great Lakes Commission Chair.

MELISSA MALOTT, JD is a lawyer and the Water Program director for Clean Wisconsin, a nonprofit advocacy group that works to preserve Wisconsin's air and water. Ms. Malott's focus at Clean Wisconsin includes the Clean Water Act, domestic and international water law, and agricultural law and policy.

Here's where to go to attend Wisconsin's only weekly TV program taped in front of an audience: 1034 N. 4th Street, 2nd floor (Main entrance across from the Bradley Center on 4th with elevator access off the parking lot on 4th and Highland.)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The forums are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or buy it there. Come with a friend and join the conversation.

CAN'T ATTEND? Watch on Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 36.1 - Friday, 9 PM and Sunday, 9 AM or at