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12:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Molybdenum in Well Water Remains a Murky Issue in Southeast Wisconsin

Barb and Clyde Perdzok didn't imagine "molybdenum" would become part of their vocabulary.

A tongue-twisting metal called molybdenum has entered the vocabulary of some people in southeastern Wisconsin. They’ve learned it’s in their well water.  The metal exists in the earth’s crust, but when concentrations increase, health concerns mount.  WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a Raymond couple grappling with the unknowns.

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Politics & Government
2:08 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Update: Legislature's Budget Committee Actions

Busy budget day inside state Capitol
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So far, during its state budget deliberations Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee approved:

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Environment
1:49 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Finance Committee Weighs Future of County Conservationists, Buy Local Program

Big rains carry unprotected soils and sediments from agricultural and construction sites into Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay (near Ashland, Wis.) It's these situations county conservation departments try to avoid.
Credit Bob Gross/Hired Lens Photography

Why should the State maintain funding for county conservationists? One analyst explains they help farmers - and Wisconsin's water.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Book Revels in Twilight of Rock Music, Dawn of Information Age

Barry Wightman and his new book, Pepperland.
Credit Boswell Books

Among other revolutions, the early 1970s saw the dawning of one age – the computer revolution – and the sunset of another – an age of innocence in the rock music industry.

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Health & Science
11:43 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Trick Knee: How Metal Joint Implants Are Messing Up MRIs

A regular MRI image versus the MAVRIC SL image of a knee
Credit Hospital for Special Surgery, New York/GE Healthcare

Metal joint implants are wreaking havoc on the MRI images doctors use to determine treatment, but a new process improves picture quality.

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Health & Science
11:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Wisconsin's Experiences With Tornadoes

More eyes on the sky during storms
Credit Susan Bence

Wisconsin is moving toward the time of year that produces the most tornadoes here. June has been the most common month for tornadoes to occur in Wisconsin. The average number to hit each year is 21.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Temple Grandin Gives Readers Look Inside "The Autistic Brain"

Temple Grandin is an author, celebrated speaker, and doctor of animal science, and lives with autism.
Credit Rosalie Winard

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Lawmakers Look to Shift Power Structure

Some Wisconsin lawmakers favor changing the power structure for some state entities
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

The Legislature’s budget committee is supposed to decide Tuesday whether to give Gov. Walker the power to sell state-owned property.

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Environment
8:42 am
Tue May 21, 2013

No Pay For Play, DNR Plans "Free" Days

Anglers can fish without a license on state lakes and streams during the first weekend in June.

The Wisconsin DNR is offering a "free" weekend to lure people back to state parks and trails, or try a new activity at no charge.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Raw Milk Sales Back In The Public Eye

A bill that would legalize raw milk sales is circulating in Madison.
Credit Susy Morris, Flickr

The issue of raw milk sales – is again a hot one in Wisconsin. People on both sides are crowding into a courtroom, to witness the trial of a dairy farmer from Sauk County.

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