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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

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews Bridget Holcomb.

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

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barry Wightman.

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

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews GE Healthcare physicist Kevin Koch.

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

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Temple Grandin.

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

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