Episode 72: Space and Place

Evans Flour Mill in Midland, Michigan. From the Dow Historical Collection, CHF Archives.

Evans Flour Mill in Midland, Michigan. From the Dow Historical Collection, CHF Archives.

Location, location, location! In this week's episode we talk about why and how certain spaces are chosen and used. First we go back in time to the late 1800s and find out why Herbert Dow chose Midland, Michigan, as the site of his company. Next, learn about brownfields and how they are being remediated to become habitable again. Finally, CHF’s Jody Roberts speaks to Jim Hutchison, from the University of Oregon, about changing laboratory facilities in order to make them a better space and place for students, faculty, and others to work. Chemical Agent: Bromine.


Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:32 Introduction
01:07 Chemical Agent: Bromine
03:13 Mystery Solved! Brownfields
06:31 Conversation with Jim Hutchison
11:16 Closing Credits


This show was written and researched by Hilary Domush, Jennifer Dionisio, and Jody Roberts.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from the PodSafe Music Network. Additional music includes “Pumpkin,” by Jack Erdie, and “In A Different Place,” by PAT ZELENKA.

This week’s image is of the Evans Flour Mill in Midland, Michigan. The tower in the photo housed the brine well—which provided the raw material for Dow to produce bromine. From the Dow Historical Collection, CHF Archives.

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