Jan. 26, 2018 – Week 2
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CHINESEIMPORTBAN: Michigan recycling programs are adjusting to China’s new ban on imported waste materials. We talk to Recyclers of Mecosta, Resource Recovery Systems in Ann Arbor, the Michigan Environmental Council, DEQ and Michigan Recycling Coalition. By Agnes Bao. FOR BIG RAPIDS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.
STDINCREASE: Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are rising in Michigan, as they are nationally. We hear from experts at the Michigan Association for Local Public Health, state Health and Human Services Department and the health district that covers Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Mason, Manistee, Mecosta, Oceana, Missaukee, Wexford and Newaygo counties. By Kaley Fech. FOR BIG RAPIDS, CRAWFORD COUNTY, LAKE COUNTY, CADILLAC, OCEANA, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.
JUVENILES: Do juveniles accused of crimes understand their Miranda rights to remain silent and to have a lawyer? Often not, according to one study. A Shelby Township lawmaker wants to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 to 18. We hear from a Mancelona lawyer, a Cooley Law School expert and the Livingston County prosecutor. By Gloria Nzeka. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, LANSING CITY LIMITS AND ALL POINTS.
AGTECHNOLOGY: The director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development bemoans a lack of science in public decision making, including what she calls unwarranted opposition to genetically modified foods, a consumer push for cage-free eggs and skepticism about new ag technologies. We also talk to the Michigan Farm Bureau. For news and agriculture pages. By Riley Murdock. FOR ALL POINTS.
DRUNKENDRIVING: A new national report urges states to reduce the threshold for drunken driving from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content, but Michigan lawmakers aren’t stampeding to heed that advice. Only recently did they agree to extend the current .08 level rather than let it rise to .1. There’s some concern from critics who say there are more effective alternatives to reduce alcohol-related crashes. We hear from MADD and a legislator from Commerce Township. By Maxwell Evans. FOR ALL POINTS.
WINERIES: Michigan’s wine industry continues to grow with number of approved
wineries rising from 55 to 138 in the past 10 years, including new ones in Charlevoix, Onsted, Hastings, Baroda and Metro Detroit. Although Michigan is the fourth-largest grape-growing state, an inadequate supply of Michigan-grown grapes, rather than possible oversaturation of the market, might be the major concern for the industry. The governor gave the industry a shout-out in his State of the State address. We hear from wineries in Charlevoix and Baroda, the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. By Crystal Chen. FOR PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, BLISSFIELD, LEELANAU, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.
w/WINERIESPHOTO: Chardonnay Vineyard at Chateau Fontaine in Leelanau County. Credit: Andrew McFarlane.
STURGEON: Sturgeon are sometimes called the “gentle giants” of the Great Lakes but that label may not apply to the violent projection of their jawbone during feeding. A U of M researcher is exploring how the jawbones of these ancient fish are detached from their skulls, allowing them to vacuum up food by throwing their mouths open suddenly. By Steven Maier. FOR MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND, ALCONA, BENZIE, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, OCEANA AND ALL POINTS.
w/STURGEONPHOTO: A young sturgeon swim in a tank at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. Credit: Cory Brant.
Jan. 26, 2018 – Week 2