04.25.2011 | EcoMendable Actions: A Conversation with PitE Students

This week on the program, we found some rays of sunshine on a rainy day.  Kadie McShirley and Lindsay, two students from the Program in the Environment, joined us in the studio to share their most recent projects and travels. A degree in sus­tain­ability can be chal­lenging — how do they stay positive amidst the barrage of dif­fi­cult envi­ron­mental news? Listen!

And as men­tioned at the end of the show, help three new farms get started in the Ann Arbor area but par­tic­i­pating in the kick­starter campaign Tools to Till Tilian before May 5th. I’m sure we’ll have someone on a future show to tell us all about the Tilian Farm Development Center “farm incu­bator” project that is just getting launched.

04.11.2011 | Energy, Budgets, Birds


Join us for the debut of IHIH’s newest co-​​hosts Laura (Lolo Smith) and Kat (Superfly) Superfisky!

Kerry Duggan, Senior Advisor, Legislative Affairs, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy joins us to hype the April 21-​​22nd workshop held in the Michigan League entitled: Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing Click on the workshop title to register!

Jesse Worker joins us from Flint, MI to chat energy effi­ciency upgrades and eval­u­ating project performance!

Rachel Chadderdon tells us what’s in season in the Denver region!

And last, but never least, Ashley Lowe gives us some sound advice on managing our personal finances!

01.31.2011 | Ann Arbor Reskilling Festival


Want to feel more sat­is­fied in your day-​​to-​​day?  Always been curious about home funerals/​permaculture/​meditation/​bread-​​yogurt-​​kombucha-​​making/​wild winter medicines/​getting your garden going, et al?

Then listen in as we talk skillz, sat­is­fac­tion and com­mu­nity with a few good folks from the Ann Arbor Winter 2011 Reskilling Festival. The eloquent and ever-​​lively Laura Smith of AA Reskill/​Transition Ann Arbor/​UM joins us live from the WCBN studios.  And as if by magic, Jeanne Mackey, founding member of Transition Ann Arbor, and Merilynne Rush of After Death Home Care join us by phone.

Ready to discover your Reskills? (We sure are!) Mark your cal­en­dars for this Saturday, February 5th. Consult the Reskilling Festival Schedule. And head on down to the Rudolf Steiner High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI, this Saturday, February 5th, ANYTIME from 10–4.

Can’t make it? Not to worry! Visit the AA Reskill blog for details on upcoming Wednesday Reskilling Workshops!