Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Sept 2, 2008




MSU, WJR launch environmentally focused radio program

Michigan State University and News/Talk 760 WJR are partnering on a weekly radio program called "Greening of the Great Lakes." The radio program, heard from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays, explores issues of sustainability in the areas of economics, environment and community. Topics range from the construction of "green" buildings to the development of energy-efficient automobiles to the creation of those biofuels that will help power autos and buildings of the future. The program's host, Kirk Heinze, has served in MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for three decades as a faculty member, a department chairperson and, most recently, as director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications. "We thoughtfully consider such critical issues as land use, water quality, LED (light emitting diode) lighting, alternative energy, biotechnology and organic agriculture," Heinze said. "We talk with experts who have varying perspectives on these issues, and our listeners form their own judgments based on what they hear." This program represents one more exciting, collaborative partnership between WJR and MSU -providing an educational forum focusing on issues that are important not only to those living in the Great Lakes region, but also to those living across the United States, Heinze said... Read more



Detroit Free Press:

Starting Monday and continuing over the next four weeks, daytime TV viewing as you knew it is about to change. The annual shuffle of syndicated shows kicks in and for daytime diehards, it is hereby suggested that you get a new set of batteries for your TV remote. The biggest change? Arguably it's the move of doyenne of all that is good and proper, ex-con Martha Stewart. While she'll still be on at 10 a.m., she'll turn up on WJBK-TV (Channel 2) instead of her longtime spot on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), starting Monday. That means Tyra Banks' frothy talk fest on Channel 2 will shift to noon. Montel Williams' long-running talk show is extinct, but if you gotta have the bald ex-drill instructor, WADL-TV (Channel 38) will be running encore shows of what he considers his best work, at a time to be announced. In Stewart's old spot at Channel 7 at 10 a.m., "The Doctors" debuts... Martha makes a move in daytime switch (Tue, 9/2)







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