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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!

89.1 WEMUIssues 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, May 24: Erik Foster, Medical Entomologist with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss ticks and disease in Washtenaw County, including the fact that Lyme disease was first transmitted in the county in the summer of 2016.
  • Wednesday, May 31: Mayor Christopher Taylor, City of Ann Arbor, to discuss the 17th Mayor’s Green Fair taking place on June 9th. Mayor Taylor will also discuss the various environmentally connected issues on which he and City Council are working.

 

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!

  • February 24, 2017: Urban Living Density - A Negative Or A Positive?
    Every parcel slated for development comes with a host of environmental considerations, from stormwater control to cleanup of soil contamination. Two of the considerations most hotly debated in the Ann Arbor area are greenspace and density. 
  • 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.

Thanks for listening!

 

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