Issues of the Environment

Every Wednesday morning at 6:50 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., Washtenaw County Public Works and the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner introduces a special guest speaker on the "Issues of the Environment" Radio Show, hosted by David Fair on WEMU (89.1 FM). Tune in each week to hear about environmental issues, programs and news impacting our community!

"Issues of the Environment" has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

Join Us

We are always looking for guest speakers to talk about projects and environmental issues relevant to the residents of Washtenaw County. Please contact Mary Lapp if you have ideas for upcoming shows!

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  3. 2018
  4. 2017
11/18/20 Veridian At County Farm Project Moving Forward
10/28/20 Preserving Land In Washtenaw County One Decade At A Time
10/21/20 Increasing The End-User Market For Recyclables In Michigan
10/14/20 Getting PFAS Out Of Food Packaging And Other Products
09/30/20 Dam Safety In Michigan And Washtenaw County
09/23/20 Politics And Climate Change Science Clash As West Coast Wildfires Rage
09/16/20 U-M Research Most Expansive Ever On Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions
09/09/20 Michigan's New, More Stringent PFAS Standards In Place
09/02/20 Consent Judgment Reached To Better Remediate Gelman 1,4 Dioxane Plume
08/26/20 Setting School Siting Guidelines To Reduce Environmental Hazards
08/12/20 Recycle Ann Arbor To Reopen Ann Arbor’s Materials Recovery Facility
08/05/20 Two Countywide Ballot Measures Win Voter Approval
07/29/20 Firefighting Under New Michigan Regulations On PFAS
07/22/20 Border-To-Border Trail Progressing In Washtenaw County
07/15/20 Connections Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19, And Systemic Racism
07/08/20 Ann Arbor’s Ambitious Plan For Carbon Neutrality By 2030
07/01/20 Accountability And Environmental Injustice
06/24/20 Addressing Environmental Racism
06/17/20 Air Quality In Southeast Michigan
06/10/20 Lack Of Can & Bottle Returns During Pandemic May Lead To Price Increases
06/03/20 Prioritizing Urban Planning In Combating Impacts Of Climate Change
05/20/20 Coronavirus Just One Of Many Illnesses Spread From Animals To Humans
05/13/20 Living With Increased Levels Of Disinfectants Through COVID-19 Crisis
05/06/20 Washtenaw County Flood Greater In 2020
04/29/20 COVID-19 Brings Major Disruptions To Food Production And Supply
04/22/20 Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years! Part 2 - Looking Ahead During COVID-19
04/22/20 Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years! Part One - Origins In Ann Arbor
04/15/20 Properly Disposing Of PPEs And Other Waste During COVID-19 Pandemic
04/08/20 Keeping The AAATA Operational And Available During The Pandemic
04/01/20 COVID-19, Chemicals, And The Ann Arbor Municipal Water Supply
03/25/20 Chemical Impacts In Fighting The Spread Of COVID-19
03/18/20 Washtenaw’s Food Network Provides Resilience During Times Of Crisis
03/11/20 Pushing For "Energy Freedom" In The Michigan Legislature
03/04/20 The Battle For Environmental Protections And Future Sustainability
02/26/20 University Of Michigan Freezes New Investments In Fossil Fuels-Now What?
02/19/20 Making The Environment A Priority In Michigan's Budget
02/12/20 The Search For Tax Parity For Electric Vehicles
02/05/20 Huron River Watershed Council Update On PFAS Legislation And Litigation
01/29/20 What Happens Next With The Gelman 1,4 Dioxane Plume
01/22/20 New Report Highlights Environmental Health Risks For Michigan Children
01/15/20 The Relationship Between Environmental Justice And Winter Health
01/08/20 Ann Arbor Aims For Carbon Neutrality After Declaring Climate Emergency
01/01/20 Celebrating 25 Years Of Bringing Environmental Information To You

Issues Of The Environment: Celebrating 25 Years Of Bringing Environmental Information To You  By JAN 1, 2020

Every week, for a quarter of a century now, WEMU’s David Fair has delivered "Issues of the Environment," which has brought information involving our community’s environmental health.  He has welcomed numerous guests to discuss matters, such as managing food waste, monitoring climate change, and fighting hazardous chemicals like PFAS.  This week, David welcomes Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt for a look back at 25 years of "Issues of the Environment."’