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We've Got Issues: Landfill puts water at risk, say fed up residents

For decades, residents living near the Wexford County Landfill have been dealing with contaminated drinking water. The landfill was built in the 1970s and was mismanaged at times. Now, a new proposal at the site is creating new concern for residents.

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Points North: "Student Veteran"

Apr 3, 2009

<p>One question war veterans don't appreciate is "hey did you ever kill anybody?" Derek Blumke says he's heard of worse things said on college campuses. Blumke grew up near Petoskey and served six years active duty as an airman in Iraq. He says the transition to civilian life and college was difficult. So he founded a national organization to do something about it, Student Veterans of America.</p>

Michigan Writers on the Air: March 2009

Mar 28, 2009

<p>This month on Michigan Writers on the Air ...</p> <p>Host Aaron Stander chats with the 2009 chapbook contest winners: Theresa Scollon, Jaimien Delp, and Jenny Robertson. He also talks with Interlochen Arts Academy writer-in-residence Julie Case. And poet Fleda Brown provides a thoughtful commentary.</p>

Michigan Writers on the Air: March 2009

Mar 28, 2009

<p>This month on Michigan Writers on the Air ...</p> <p>Host Aaron Stander chats with the 2009 chapbook contest winners: Theresa Scollon, Jaimien Delp, and Jenny Robertson. He also talks with Interlochen Arts Academy writer-in-residence Julie Case. And poet Fleda Brown provides a thoughtful commentary.</p>

Point North: "Food Safety"

Mar 27, 2009

<p>Michigan Agriculture Commissioner Don Coe says food safety issues pose a serious threat to the region's local food movement. He says more regulation of farms is coming and local growers might as well be part of making them work. But not everyone thinks the government can make food safer, given its recent failure to keep tabs on the peanut processer in Georgia that caused a deadly outbreak of salmonella. And they say burden falls unfairly on small farms.</p>

IPR News: Locovore Food Distributors

Mar 27, 2009

<p>There's a new company up north that wants to buy and sell local food. Locovore Food Distributors made its first delivery this week to grocery chains downstate. The company's owner is a pioneer in connecting small farms to neighboring schools, restaurants and grocers. His new business model highlights a disagreement among local food advocates over how best to keep drumming up business for area farms. Peter Payette Reports.</p>

Point North: "Food Safety"

Mar 27, 2009

<p>Michigan Agriculture Commissioner Don Coe says food safety issues pose a serious threat to the region's local food movement. He says more regulation of farms is coming and local growers might as well be part of making them work. But not everyone thinks the government can make food safer, given its recent failure to keep tabs on the peanut processer in Georgia that caused a deadly outbreak of salmonella. And they say burden falls unfairly on small farms.</p>

IPR News: Co-Op Conversations

Mar 26, 2009

<p>A group opposed to new coal fired power plants being built in Michigan is appealing to electric co-op members with a new web site.</p>

Points North: "Government Transparency"

Mar 20, 2009

<p>It's sunshine week and on Points North we'll hear about recent court decisions in Michigan concerning open government. Also does your township or city post financial information online? What about your school district? Why not? We'll hear about the Mackinac Center's transparency project.</p>

Points North: "Government Transparency"

Mar 20, 2009

<p>It's sunshine week and on Points North we'll hear about recent court decisions in Michigan concerning open government. Also does your township or city post financial information online? What about your school district? Why not? We'll hear about the Mackinac Center's transparency project.</p>

Points North: "Carbon Footprint"

Mar 13, 2009

<p>Carbon footprint is a way to measure how much energy is being used and how much is being wasted. A few companies are taking the lead to reduce their footprints because they see it as being environmentally responsible and saving costs. Both Traverse City and Grand Traverse County are figuring out ways to use energy resources more wisely. That may mean replacing streetlamps with more energy efficient types or doing more recycling.</p>

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