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Posted on: June 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] In the News. . .Airborne Algae, Farmers Markets-Environmental Benefits, & Automated Vehicles


Issues of the Environment 
Weekly radio show that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. This show has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

  • June  20, 2018: Study Finds Freshwater Algae May Become Airborne, Posing A Public Threat
    Algal blooms are common in the Great Lakes in the summertime, but they may be more dangerous than originally believed.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Dr. Andrew Ault, assistant professor at the University of Michigan's departments of environmental health sciences and chemistry, about a study that determined that algal blooms can become airborne, and, therefore, become a public hazard.  Photo credit: NOAA
    For questions or ideas for future show topics, please contact Mary Mathias Lapp.

The Green Room
Monthly radio show that airs the last Friday of each month at 6:50am and 8:50am. This show has received a Merit award for Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!  Check out the TV show on Ann Arbor's CTN!

  • May 25, 2018:  Can Automated Vehicles Drive an Energy-Saving Future? (Radio)
    Driverless technology is here!  Two fully-automated, 11-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA will soon begin transporting University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff on a non-stop two-mile route between the Lurie Engineering Center and the North Campus Research Complex. As it grows, this paradigm-shifting technology promises to change our world in many ways.  In the May edition of 89.1 WEMU's 'The Green Room,' we examine its potential to help, or hurt, in our challenge to reign in the energy costs and emissions of our transportation sector. 

  • June 15, 2018 (74)  Environmental Benefits of Farmers Markets. (TV) 
    The show focuses on the environmental benefits of farmers markets.  The guest is Growing Hope’s Dayna Sprentall, registered dietician and manager of the Ypsilanti Farmers Market. 

Tune in to 89.1FM WEMU to hear the shows on air, or listen to archived shows on our Issues of the Environment and The Green Room pages.

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