11:52 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Why Do We Use Drinking Water to Flush Our Toilets?

A wastewater pipe
Credit eutrophication&hypoxia/Flickr

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence interviews Lynn Broaddus, director of environment programs at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

The Johnson Foundation is taking a detailed look at how we can transform the nation's water infrastructure.

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10:51 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Can Intensive Farming Coexist with Healthy Lakes and Streams?

Long Lake, Waushara County - Photo taken in 2007, this year there is a 3 foot deep spot of water - but no fish.
George Kraft

The Central Sands region boasts some of Wisconsin’s most productive farm fields, but evidence is growing that keeping them irrigated comes at the expense of nearby streams and lakes.

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Economy & Business
8:25 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Caterpillar Profit Plunges

Credit Mark Sardella, Flickr

Peoria, Illinois based Caterpillar says second quarter profit fell 43 percent.

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1:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Law Enforcement Boost Efforts to Curb Child Sex Trafficking

This billboard is up around Milwaukee.
Credit FBI

You may have seen new billboards in Milwaukee this week asking people to call an 800 number if they know of a child involved in the sex trade.

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6:27 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Whitehorse Marries Simple Melodies, Complex Harmonies

Whitehorse is Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.
Credit Six Shooter Records

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Canadian duo Whitehorse.

The Canadian husband and wife duo, Whitehorse, joins us for an in-studio performance.

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