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!

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019
  6. 2018
  7. 2017
Date Title
05/24/23 10-year, $100-million Ann Arbor water treatment plant project getting underway
05/17/23 Huron River Day celebration comes amid contamination threats and challenges
05/10/23 Ann Arbor evolves program to protect pollinators
05/03/23 New delivery drones are one of Michigan Medicine's latest environmentally-friendly initiatives
04/19/23 A pre-Earth Day look at progress and challenges in Washtenaw County
04/12/23 City-owned property in Ann Arbor being prepped for clean-up and development
04/05/23 Turning contaminated Ann Arbor property into 'Broadway Park West'
03/29/23 University of Michigan achieves "bee-friendly" status as safe haven for pollinators
03/22/23 Ann Arbor moving towards great energy equity and resilience
03/15/23 Cultivating home and community food gardens in Washtenaw County
03/08/23 A2 Area Commercial Solar Program to expand green energy to businesses in Washtenaw County
03/01/23 New study highlights exposure risks in Ann Arbor basements from the Gelman Sciences 1,4 dioxane plume
02/22/23 Ann Arbor Farm and Garden investing in education and sustainability
02/15/23 Ann Arbor moves toward ban on gas stoves in new construction
02/08/23 Achieving carbon neutrality in both housing and transportation in Ann Arbor and nationwide
02/01/23 U-M researchers determine potential ways to recycle PVC plastics
01/25/23 Recycle Ann Arbor is a leader in plastics recycling
01/18/23 Michigan winters are changing and climate adaptation is key to the future
01/11/23 Improving our environment with the use of a 'circular economy'
01/04/23 Yousef Rabhi returns to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

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."’