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The “Voice of the Great Lakes” will soon be trumpeting the accomplishments of The University of Toledo as they relate to sustainability, the environment and alternative energy.

Detroit’s WJR Radio and UT have formed a partnership to produce a new program, “Environmentally Sound,” that creators say is complementary to the missions of both organizations.

“This monthly, hour-long program will focus on areas where UT has a track record of success in helping to move our nation toward a ‘greener’ world,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs and interim vice president for equity and diversity, who is host of the program. “With each episode, we’ll be tapping into the work that has earned UT a reputation as a leader in sustainable sources of energy, at the latest trends in the sustainability movement, inviting some of the world’s leading experts to add their voices to this important discussion.

According to Burns, the program will not only focus on UT’s regional efforts, but will also look globally at the latest trends in the sustainability movement, inviting some of the world’s leading experts to add their voices to this important discussion.

The first episode of the pre-recorded program will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, on WJR Radio, 760 AM.

Guests scheduled to appear include UT President Lloyd Jacobs; Dr. Frank Calzonetti, UT vice president for research and development; Dr. Daryl Moorhead, UT professor of environmental science; Dr. Carol Stepien, director of the UT Lake Erie Center; and Emilia Askari, environmental reporter for the Detroit Free Press.

“This show gives us a tremendous opportunity to position the University as a thought leader in this important area through a wide-reaching radio signal,” Burns said. “I invite everyone to tune in and help make the program a huge success.”

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