For decades, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has been working with Gelman Sciences to clean-up the 1,4 Dioxane chemical the company released in certain parts of Ann Arbor. To this day, the DEQ continues to say the levels are below their precautionary standards and are not harmful. To give voice to concerned residents, city, county and state officials put together Thursday night's town hall forum.
WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on a town hall meeting to address Ann Arbor's 1,4 dioxane plume.
This week on Art and Soul, local journalist and blogger Jenn McKee joins me to talk about many of the upcoming shows and events in our area. Director Joe York from PTD Productions in Ypsilanti also joins the conversation to talk about the theater company's upcoming production of "Noises Off."
Are you ready for a spooky weekend at your local movie theater? In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the films coming to theaters this Halloween weekend.
The amount of waste generated in schools per academic year can be staggering. Fortunately, schools in Washtenaw County seek to change that. This week, we talk with Randy Trent, director of operations for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, about introducing recycling programs in local schools.
It's been a journey for voters who were hoping Bernie Sanders would win the White House.
It was an unlikely candidacy that started small and built into a movement for democratic socialism. Hillary Clinton is a far more traditional Democrat and ended up winning the party's nomination for President. When Sanders bowed out, many of his supporters vowed to protest by not casting a vote, at all. Then, Donald Trump won the Republican nomination.
This is where some of Washtenaw County's Sanders supporters now stand.
WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on the current status of Washtenaw County supporters of Bernie Sanders.
As concern rises and detection methods improve, 1,4-Dioxane is being discovered in water sources across the country. Central to formulating remediation plans is determination of the safe level of exposure to this probable human carcinogen. What constitutes a true hazard as opposed to an “acceptable risk?” Barbara Lucas goes in search of the answer in this 24th installment in our series on the Ann Arbor area’s 1.4 Dioxane Plume in “The Green Room.”
Richard Sheridan is the owner of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor and the author of a book called "Joy, Inc." He started working as a computer programmer before he could even drive a car back in the early '70s. He got a couple of degrees in computer science and computer engineering at the University of Michigan and settled in the area which he says is a great area to run a software business.
He talks about what lead him to write the book "Joy, Inc." He also talks about what it takes to build an intentionally joyful culture and taking a different approach to running a business that gives employees satisfaction.
The leaves are changing and so are your options for what to see at your local movie theater. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks coming to the big screen this weekend.
Recently, there have been concerns that DTE has not been adequately engaged in the public input portion of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline project.
In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Steven Hohf, manager of natural gas analytics for DTE Energy. They discuss environmental concerns, energy questions and why DTE has decided the proposed NEXUS natural gas pipeline is necessary.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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