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WNMU-TV Co-Hosts GLN Facebook Watch Party Featuring Local Fungus Documentary
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WNMU-TV PBS will co-host April's Great Lakes Now Facebook Watch Party featuring Tim Warmanen, the producer of Humongous Fungus Among Us, a locally produced documentary from Iron River, MI. We invite viewers to join us in learning the story behind this exciting local enigma. 

The Great Lakes Now series is a monthly magazine-style television program that airs monthly on WNMU-TV PBS. The Great Lakes Now initiative offers in-depth coverage of news, issues, events and developments affecting the lakes and the communities that depend on them, while capturing the character and culture of the region. Additionally, each month GLN hosts a Facebook Watch Party prior to airing to provide extra information on the month's topic. 

April's Great Lakes Now Facebook Watch Party is co-hosted by WNMU-TV and highlights the latest episode "Mushrooms and Mobsters". Join us LIVE to learn about the humongous fungus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and get tips and tricks for mushrooms and plant foraging just in time for spring! In this episode sneak peek watch party, join GLN Producer Anna Sysling for a preview of the show and a conversation with several guests who all played a part in bringing to life the "Humongous Fungus" story featured in the latest GLN episode.

Scene from Humongous Fungus Among Us documentary

Guests for this watch party include:

  • Tim Warmanen, Crystal Falls, MI native and filmmaker behind The Humongous Fungus Among Us documentary
  • Clay Bowers, foraging instructor and wild food generalist based in Northern Michigan
  • Matthew Normansell, a Wisconsin-based foraging educator, certified mushroom identifier through the Midwest American Mycological Information program and owner of Eden Wild Food


Watch LIVE to ask your questions to our guests this Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30/6:30c. The program will also available for viewing below. 

The episode includes scenes and stories from Humongous Fungus Among Us, a locally produced documentary airing on WNMU-TV PBS on Sunday, May 1 at 7/6c. A quiet Upper Michigan town becomes the center of an international media frenzy after three scientists discover a record-breaking ‘Humongous Fungus’ living next door. Decades later, the town and the scientists continue to embrace the fungus as a growing symbol of community and wonder. 

Great Lakes Now "Mushrooms and Mobsters" airs Sunday, May 29 at 3:30/2:30c.

Great Lakes Now

Mushrooms and Mobsters - Episode Preview

A giant fungus in a tiny Great Lakes town, gangsters vacation “Up North,” and “The Catch.”

Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Now "Mushrooms and Mobsters" Facebook Watch Party
Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30/6:30c on Facebook Live 

Humongous Fungus Among Us
Sunday, May 1 at 7/6c on WNMU-TV PBS

Great Lakes Now "Mushrooms and Mobsters"
Sunday, May 29 at 3:30/2:30c on WNMU-TV PBS

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