After decades of foul-smelling and toxin-producing algae blooms, Ford Lake has enjoyed several bloom-less years. In this week’s “Issues of the Environment” David Fair talks to the man who figured out how to prevent the blooms. Listen to the conversation with Dr. John Lehman, professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, about his work to improve water quality on the 975-acre, man-made lake.
On the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, Melvin Parson inherited a small garden patch in Ann Arbor from a friend who had recently passed away. That sparked his interest in agriculture. As he looked into it, he noticed a lack of diversity in those selling and buying fresh produce inspiring him to one day create a world-class urban farm.
89-1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry met Melvin at his current garden location in Ypsilanti Township and shares his story…
The issue of policing and community interaction continues to be a hot-button topic across the country and right here at home. Racial profiling and use of excessive force are at the top of those discussions.
Community donation bins can be of service but, if left unchecked, they can cause blight and become an environmental problem. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo about what her community is doing.
Bees have always been beneficial to our ecosystem, but their numbers have declined significantly in recent years. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Eileen Dickinson, representative for the group "Bee Town Ann Arbor," about ways to protect the bee population.
It was light voter turnout for the primary elections in Washtenaw County. County elections director Ed Golembiewski had predicted 20-to-25% turnout among the more than 272,000 registered voters. In the end, under 18% cast a ballot.