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!
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Coy Vaughn, Deputy Director for Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, to discuss the latest developments in the Border-to-Border land trail.
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!
- September 29, 2017: Starlight, Streetlight, What Can I See Tonight? Preventing Light Pollution
No matter who we are or where we live, all human being have one thing in common: we all have the night sky above us. But can we actually see it? Studies say nowadays only 20% of the world’s population lives somewhere dark enough to see the heavens untouched by light pollution. Luckily, this is one form of pollution that can be reversed.
- August 25, 2017: Crosswalk confusion in Ann Arbor
The City of Ann Arbor’s Climate Action Plan says walking reduces overall greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion, while improving our health. But, walking can be risky. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a pedestrian dies after being hit by a car every 1.6 hours in the United States. Understandably, many people feel safer behind the wheel, than in front of it. How can people get across the street safely? There is considerable debate over best strategies.
- Ann Arbor's 1, 4 Dioxane Plume - Series
Gelman Life Sciences on Wagner Road stopped using dioxane 30 years ago. But despite efforts to contain it, the 850,000 pounds they dumped have been spreading throughout the groundwater. Now the plume covers about three square miles, on Ann Arbor’s west side. There has been much debate over decisions to create a prohibition zone, restricting water use in the contamination area, rather than focusing on contamination removal. Barbara Lucas explores this contamination in a series of interviews.
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.
For questions or ideas for future show topics, please contact Mary Mathias Lapp.