first friday http://wemu.org en First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-57 <p>The Obama administration wants to continue funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at its current level of $300 million, but is it enough?&nbsp; This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines how the initiative has helped the Great Lakes.&nbsp; Our guest is the Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center, Andy Buchsbaum.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:10 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 28886 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-56 <p>A study on food insecurity by the University of Michigan is underway.&nbsp; The study is directed by&nbsp; Dr. Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and she's our guest on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:56:15 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 26201 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-55 <p>Washtenaw County will soon surpass 10-thousand acres of land protected from development.&nbsp; Barry Lonik is President of Treemore Ecology and Land Services, and a long-time advocate for land preservation in the county.&nbsp; Lonik is our guest for February's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:18:26 +0000 David Fair 24983 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-54 <p>Michigan Environmental Council Communications Director Hugh McDiarmid discusses environmental decisions made by state lawmakers in 2012 on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:23:57 +0000 Lisa Wozniak & David Fair & David F 23882 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-53 <p>December's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future with Bill Rustem, the Strategy Director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:18:26 +0000 Lisa Wozniak & David Fair 22858 at http://wemu.org First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-52 <p>This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Propsoal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy.&nbsp; The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester.&nbsp; Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3.&nbsp; Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy.&nbsp; Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:33:32 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 21496 at http://wemu.org