MSU geography professor and official state of Michigan climatologist Jeff Andresen looks back on our brutal winter. MSU honeybee expert David Smitley with how you can protect the all-important bee population. Larry Dick is involved with water policy in southern California and talks about his state’s water crisis. And Steelcase environmental analyst John DeAngelis on all the green things going on at the giant Grand Rapids-based company.
Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon about potential unions in college athletics, T-shaped professionals are and how MSU is preparing more of them for the modern workforce, and about MSU’s sustainability ethos with Earth Day approaching. And speaking of Earth Day, MSU’s director of campus sustainability Jennifer Battle talks with Kirk Heinze, and Kirk talks with renowned climate scientist Richard Alley, who is visiting Albion College next week. And Russ talks with Environmental Protection Agency senior advisor on Great Lakes issues Cameron Davis.
Kirk Heinze says happy 100th birthday to MSU Extension via its director Tom Coon, and Harmony Gmazel tells Kirk all about the Greening of mid-Michigan. Then, two people deep in the Asian carp invasive species issue weigh in on the latest in that battle. Roger Germann is executive vice president for Great Lakes and Sustainability at the renowned Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and he serves on the EPA’s Great Lakes advisory committee. Andrea LaFontaine chairs the Michigan House Natural Resources Committee. Read More…
Kirk Heinze examines the new farm bill with its chief architect, Senator Debbie Stabenow. Kirk gets the scoop on President Obama’s visit to MSU to sign the bill from MSU Ag Bio Research Director Doug Buhler. And Michigan Agribusiness Association President Jim Byrum weighs in on the bill, too. Then Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon about President Obama’s visit, Morrill Plaza, FRIB and Rose Bowl afterglow.