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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

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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