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Video Spotlight: The Daily Show dives into Great Lakes challenges

How do you take a fairly mundane subject (for most folks) like the health of the Great Lakes and make it interesting?

Have the folks at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah tackle it.

In this segment, Daily Show “correspondent” — yeah, he’s actually a stand-up comedian — MIchael Kosta connects with Dan Egan to, ahem, dive in.

Egan covers the Great Lakes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and is the author of the critically acclaimed new book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.”

He plays a good straight man to Kosta, who at one point deems Egan “the Steve Bannon of the Great Lakes” because of Egan’s concerns about the threat of invasive species.

There’s a little PG-13 language in this piece, but if you’re familiar with the Daily Show, you don’t need a warning about that.

By Mark Taylor.