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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I spoke with Shary Brown, the president of Wonderfool Productions, and Adriana Zardus, the company's production coordinator, about how this event is intended to get the community involved on another level where people are creating the event themselves.
At a September work session, Ann Arbor City Council members asked city staff if the current water treatment plant could accommodate equipment to remove 1,4 dioxane, just in case it becomes necessary in the future. In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s “The Green Room,” we look at what such a water treatment process looks like in action.
The fall pledge drive just wrapped up, so let's unwind with a trip to your local movie house. 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 the silver screen this weekend.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office held the third in its community education series at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter on Wednesday evening. The overall idea is to improve the department's relationship with the community by informing offering insights into how the Sheriff's office operates.
WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on the third session of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's community education series.