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  Hear the conversations 25:35 min – 14.6 mb mp3 Over the eight years Greening of the Great Lakes has aired, we have remained largely steadfast in our efforts to educate, not advocate. However, controversies occasionally arise which are so fundamentally deleterious to our sustainability ethos that it is morally imperative we take a strong […]

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Angel Jenio, communications director for the Michigan Corn Growers Association, discusses the importance of this week’s “National Ag Week” celebration for everyone in Michigan. “For corn farmers and everyone involved in Michigan agriculture, Ag […]

  Hear the conversation 4:37 min – 6.3 mb mp3 Patricia Orlowitz grew up in suburban Detroit and landed on the campus of Michigan State University as an undetermined major within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Because I knew that was a sector that I liked. And I come from a family of […]

  Hear the conversation 9:01 min – 12.3 mb mp3 Michigan State University alumnus Mike Mordell is executive vice president for international operations for Universal Forest Products International, a Universal Forest Products company. He says the lumber industry features a dynamic supply chain and that the business operates a lot like the stock market. “We […]

  Hear the conversation 12:58 min – 7.4 mb mp3 Corporate Responsibility Puts Ford Among World’s Most Ethical Companies for Eighth Straight Year With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the eighth straight year – […]

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Mike Wenkel, manager of the Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc. describes how Michigan’s potato industry is able to provide a reliable supply of potatoes – giving the state a competitive edge. “While many factors […]

  Hear the conversation 9:51 min – 4.5 mb mp3 “I have the honor of seeing our Flint kids almost every day in clinic, and they’re amazing,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “They are smart, they are strong, they are bright, they’re resilient and they’re brave. “They appear […]

  Hear the conversations 34:32 – 19.7 mb mp3 Enbridge officials attended a meeting in Lansing on March 13 to try to assuage fears and concerns about the company’s Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. Valerie Brader is executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy and co-chair of the Michigan Pipeline Safety […]

  Hear the conversation 10:34 min – 4.8 mb mp3 The proliferation of sub-divisions and multi-acre country homes in the 1980s and 1990s came at the expense of large tracts of rural farmland and open spaces property says Stacy Byers, program director of the Ingham County (MI) Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Board (FOSP). “These […]

  Hear the commentary 1:59 min – 1.2 mb mp3 Michigan’s pork industry exports more than a quarter of production every year On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Mary Kelpinski, Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Pork Producers Association discusses the positive impact of trade agreements for Michigan’s pig farmers, […]

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