ecology

Farm Runoff and Ohio's Waterways

May 9, 2014

10:00 Ann and her guests are live this hour from the Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale! Spring is when local farms kick into high gear, but the runoff from fertilizers can create big problems for Ohio's waterways. Just last year, some of Ohio's beaches were closed due to high algae levels. We'll talk about how industries and individuals can embrace lower-impact agriculture. Guests

11:00 A lot of people will receive shiny new electronics this holiday season. So what happens to the old stuff? A new report shows the world will produce 65 million tons of electronic waste in 2017 alone. This hour we'll talk about what's being done to reduce that number. And we'll learn more about airplane cell phone use-- but don't get ready to chat just yet. Guests

10:00 This weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes will play Michigan State for a shot at the Big Ten title. First up this hour, we'll look back with author Bill Rabinowitz at OSU's undefeated season, and talk about what lies ahead for the team. Guest: Bill Rabinowitz, reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, author of "Buckeye Rebirth: Urban Meyer, an Inspired Team, and a New Era at Ohio State." 10:20-11:00 As college students brace for finals week, earth's wetlands are undergoing an evaluation of their own.

10:00 Get out your binoculars: this hour is all about twitter. And tweeting. And chirping.  Did you know there's an Audubon-designated bird center just south of downtown Columbus? Every year, thousands of migrating Central and South American birds take refuge in our own backyard. Join us as we discuss this, and all things feathered with two of the country's leading bird watchers. Guests

The Twitter Revolution: Birding in Ohio

Aug 28, 2013

10:00 Get out your binoculars: this hour is all about twitter. And tweeting. And chirping.  Did you know there's an Audubon-designated bird center just south of downtown Columbus? Every year, thousands of migrating Central and South American birds take refuge in our own backyard. Join us as we discuss this, and all things feathered with two of the country's leading bird watchers. Guests

Olentangy River Resuscitation

Jul 15, 2013

10:00 The mighty Olentangy River stretches nearly 100 miles from Crawford County to downtown Columbus, but after a dam near the University was removed, a stretch of that waterway looks more like a construction site. This hour we'll talk about why restoration of rivers can be so slow, and why some work so hard to bring them back to life. Guests