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
12:53 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Biologist Attacks Pests with Environmentally Safe Control Agents

The black fly was biologist Daniel P. Molloy's first research target.
Credit R. Rothman NYS Museum

Daniel P. Molloy took on “out of control” flies,  invasive mussels, and now at-risk oysters.

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Regional
10:37 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Oscar Winner John Ridley's Father Talks About Life Before Desegregation

Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar for the Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for '12 Years a Slave.'
Credit Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

If you followed the Oscars, you might know that the man who won "Best Screenwriter” is a Mequon native. John Ridley helped create the best picture winner, 12 Years a Slave.

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Environment
10:12 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Towns Want to be Heard in Wisconsin's Frac Sand Mining Debate

Credit S Bence

Senate committee vote expected today on bill dealing with sand mining and local control;  drew  crowd to  state Capitol  Monday.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Organic Farmers Want to Grow Profits in Addition to Healthy Foods

Janet Gamble farms 14 acres in rural Walworth County. One greenhouse help her get a head start on planting; the other extends her growing season.
Credit S Bence

Among the myriad of topics organic farmers are discussing at the MOSES conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin is how to stay small and make a profit.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Thriving Cities Project Aims to Build on Milwaukee's Successes

Katherine Wilson and David Flowers are joining forces to bring The Thriving Cities Project to Milwaukee.
Credit S Bence

The Thriving Cities Project was born at the University of Virginia.  It makes its first public appearance in Milwaukee Wednesday as a focus group  explores  “what it means and what it takes to thrive.”

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