Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM
Washtenaw County's Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division help produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!
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, March 1: Rep. Adam Zemke, to discuss House Bill 4120, which he is sponsoring to require testing of water in public schools for lead and other contaminants.
- Wednesday, March 8: David Cotton from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will discuss the state's on-site septic systems, including how to protect our land and waterways.
- Wednesday, March 15: Roger Mech, Forest Health Monitoring Program Manager, will discuss the invasive pest hemlock woolly adelgid. Most infestations of this insect are discovered by non-professionals, and so far Michigan has been able to combat the problem before it spreads. More Michigan residents need to be on the lookout for signs of an infestation.
The Green Room
Monthly radio show that airs the last Friday of each month at 6:50am and 8:50am.
- 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.
For questions or ideas for future show topics, please contact Mary Mathias Lapp.
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