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  Hear the conversations 25:21 – 14.5 mb mp3 “We’re about environmental education, action and advocacy,” says Mary Robinson, director of development for the Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). “We’ve been around for 49 years and have been involved in some of the biggest environmental advocacy movements from saving the dunes to […]

  Hear the Show 52:54 min – 30.3 mb mp3 “Our mission is to inform public policy and improve governance in Michigan,” Matt Grossmann tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. Grossmann directs MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). “And we […]

  Hear the conversation 9:58 – 5.7 mb mp3 “The Governor’s Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board is awaiting two very important reports related to Enbridge’s very controversial Pipeline #5 in the Straits of Mackinac,” says Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “But a recent Enbridge work plan has raised additional concerns about the […]

  Hear the conversation 11:41 – 16 mb mp3 Ron Goldy is stationed at MSU’s Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center and works with the vegetable industry. “In working with them, I will do field trials at the research station, variety trials, nutrition trials, new technology trials and new crop trials.” Another important aspect of […]

  Hear the conversation 18:48 – 10.7 mb mp3 “Our mission is to inform public policy and improve governance in Michigan,” Matt Grossmann tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. Grossmann directs MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). “And we get […]

  Hear the conversation 10:00 – 5.7 mb mp3 by Maddison Curley Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is taking the lead on helping Michigan farmers manage occupational stress. “Farming can be very stressful,” Jeff Dwyer, MSU Extension director, tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health […]

  Hear the Conversations 10:12 – 5.8 mb mp3 by Kirk Heinze Governor Snyder’s recently released 21st Century Infrastructure Commission’s report confirmed, in spades, what many of us already knew; Michigan’s transportation, water, energy and communications infrastructure is in very bad shape. The report validated and underscored Michigan’s “D” infrastructure grade on the 2009 American […]

  Hear the Conversations 35:18 – 20.2 mb mp3 “Our mission is to inform state public policy and improve governance in Michigan, and a forum like this one is part of our broader mission to connect the university with the Capitol downtown,” Matt Grossmann tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes from the […]

  Hear the Conversation 7:35 – 4.3 mb mp3 The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. Organized by Michigan Saves, the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to a brighter energy consumption future for […]

  Hear the Conversation 15:01 – 8.6 mb mp3 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development director Jamie Clover Adams joins Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes to examine the recently released 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report from an agriculture and rural development perspective. Clover Adams says sewer infrastructure, broadband internet access to […]

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