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Posted on: October 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] In the News. . .Ann Arbor's Drinking Water


Issues of the Environment 
Weekly radio show hosted by David Fair 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!

  • October 24, 2018: Ann Arbor Spends To Better Protect The City Water Supply

    Ann Arbor is investing nearly one million dollars in technology aimed at removing toxic chemicals found from its source of drinking water.  PFAS contamnation of the Huron River has led to "Do Not Eat Fish" advisories.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks about Ann Arbor's plan to improve its drinking water Brian Steglitz, the manager of the Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant.   

  • October 10, 2018: 'Beneficial Electrification' A Potential Key to Combating Climate Change

    Imagine a future in which no home or business had gas furnaces, heaters or stoves.  Everything is electric.  Neighborhoods and communities running on connected micro-grids.  Everything is electric.  Net-Zero Energy expert and founding principal of Thrive Collaborative in Ann Arbor, Matt Grocoff is a strong proponent of the concept of “Beneficial Electrification.”  It is a concept that will be used in Thrive’s new “Veridian @ County Farm” housing development in Ann Arbor.   

  • October 3, 2018: Protecting Ann Arbor's Chimney Swift Population

    An old chimney on a city-owned property in Ann Arbor serves as a roosting news for Chimney Swift.  The migratory birds don't relocate easily so losing the chimney at 415 W. Washington could be damaging to the local population. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Cathy Theisen from the Washtenaw Audubon Society about working with the City of Ann Arbor to advance protections.
    For questions or ideas for future show topics, please contact Mary Mathias Lapp.

Tune in to 89.1FM WEMU to hear the shows on the air, or listen to archived shows on our Issues of the Environment page.

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