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  Hear the conversations 50:27 – 28.8 mb mp3 One major take away from the 2017 Energy Summit in Grand Rapids is increased optimism about Michigan’s energy future. A summit feature is recognizing the winners of the Michigan Battle of the Buildings ‘Biggest Loser’ competition—building owners and operators who achieved significant energy reduction in 2016. […]

  Hear the Conversation 16:44 – 9.6 mb mp3 I recently caught up with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. She says MSU continues to work on travel, study, and research issues for its faculty and staff. “Some of the logistics are being worked out,” she says. “And I think that we’re getting […]

  Hear the conversation 34:14 – 19.6 mb mp3 Paula Hitzler loved horses while growing up in Pinckney, Michigan. In fact, her mother would say that Paula could whinny before she could talk. “I begged my parents as a child to get me a horse. And it was always ‘no, we live in the city, […]

  Hear the conversation 34:14 – 19.6 mb mp3 “Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, and the New York Times cover read: “Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation.” Closing in on five decades later, Earth Day is an international observance and global sustainability issues are constantly […]

  Hear the conversation 15:33 – 9 mb mp3 Back at the helm of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources after a demanding tenure leading the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Director Keith Creagh and I resumed our annual conversation on a variety of salient natural resources-related topics. And as our conversation unfolded, I got […]

  Hear the conversation 12:35 – 7.2 mb mp3 “Food for Thought is a show about starting or changing the conversation about hunger and food security within the state of Michigan,” Phillip Knight tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “We believe we can be the first state in the entire U.S. to […]

  Hear the conversation 8:59 min – 4.1 mb mp3 Michigan State University has launched a “MSU Mobility” initiative which has a number of components but an overarching goal of safety. “Every day over 50,000 students, staff, faculty and visitors come to campus, and MSU Mobility will ensure even greater safety for pedestrians, cyclists and […]

  Hear the Show 52:54 min – 30.3 mb mp3 WKAR Public Media has launched a new, free, localized 24/7 children’s service – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. WKAR broadcasts PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on an additional television channel called WKAR PBS KIDS, making it easy for […]

  Hear the conversation 5:40 min – 7.8 mb mp3 Todd Forbush grew up in Byron, Michigan on a dairy farm. He replaced his desire to be a hog farmer with being an engineer. “So there was a building called the Agriculture Engineering building at Michigan State University. I had come up to different things […]

  Hear the conversation 14:38 min – 8.4 mb mp3 “Supply chain, particularly from a Michigan State perspective, means the end to end movement of product from the raw material from a mine or the ocean, through all the production processes, and to the consumer,” Professor David Closs tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the […]

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