Susan Bence

Environmental Reporter

Susan Bence entered broadcasting in an untraditional way. After years of avid public radio listening, Susan returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She interned for WUWM News and worked with the Lake Effect team, before being hired full-time as a WUWM News reporter / producer.

Susan is now WUWM's Environmental Reporter, the station's first. Her work has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

Susan worked with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin for 20 years, studied foreign languages at UWM, and loves to travel.

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Environment
2:17 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Some Scientists Want Wisconsin's Wolves Relisted As Endangered

Credit WDNR

Earlier this month, six researchers from around the country issued a letter of concern about the management of Wisconsin’s wolf population. 

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Environment
11:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Rishi Tea Settles into Menomonee Valley

Credit S Bence

Two Rufus King grads created Rishi Tea 17 years ago. Three moves and a lot of growth later, the company built a 50,000 square foot building with plenty of extra room in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley.

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Environment
10:12 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Evidence of Asian Carp DNA Detected in Green Bay Waters, Heightens Concern for Great Lakes

Credit Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, Flickr

Silver carp DNA was discovered in the Fox River, a tributary of Lake Michigan.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Life Begins to Sprout in Milwaukee's Century City

Next spring, construction of General Capitol's 4.5 acre manufacturing building will begin. A ribbon of trees and walkway will also run along Century City's eastern border.
City of Milwaukee

The former home of A.O Smith, on the city’s north side, stood vacant for years. Now, new construction is helping revitalize the former manufacturing hub.

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Environment
2:22 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Coalition Opposes DOT Proposal to Expand I-94 East-West Corridor

Double decker I-94 East-West Freeway corridor rendering
Credit DOT

From Hoan Bridge detours to the Zoo Interchange construction, traffic cones seem to be everywhere. Opposition is mounting for a DOT project in Milwaukee that hasn’t even been begun.

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Environment
1:14 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Wolf Expert Weighs In On Hunt

Adrian Wydeven carrying adult female wolf in 2004. She was tranquilized and then radio collared as part of wolf recovery program.
Credit Geoff Chandler

Wisconsin's third annual wolf hunt begins Wednesday.

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Environment
10:59 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Habitat Restoration Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor

Nosing into Bay View Wetland site off Kinnickinnic River
Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

We Energies Revises Rate Change Proposal, Gives Solar Producers More Time to Adjust

Credit S Bence

If the proposal is approved, all customers will still see a jump in the fixed charge on their electric bills,  from $9 a month to $16.

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Environment
6:21 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Conservation Advocates Work to Keep National Fund Alive

Dick Steffes on a bit of the Ice Age Scenic Trail as it meanders through the Lapham Peak unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest
Credit S Bence

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, according to Dick Steffes is “probably the most important land protection program that people have never heard of.”

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Public Can Still Comment on We Energies' Proposed Rate Changes

Credit S Bence

 

Before the public has its say about the utility's request to raise electric rates, especially for people who power with solar panels, We Energies faced a technical review before the Public Service Commission.

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