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
10:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Supporters of Milwaukee County Park Celebrate Its 100th Year

Sheridan Park Friends co-chair Antoinette Vnuk (left) and author Barbara Ali meet in the park.
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Sheridan Park in Cudahy is about to celebrate its 100th birthday. We meet two people – one dedicated to the park’s future; the other has written book she hopes lures more people into all of Milwaukee’s green spaces.

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Environment
12:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Madison Garden: One of Milwaukee's Growing Examples of Urban Farming

Brett Lipshutz (left) and Carmen High School of Science & Technology student volunteers - October 2012
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors

As urban farmers gathered Saturday to sign up for garden & hydrant permits in Milwaukee, advocates hope the neighborhood collaboration inspires others to dig in.

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Environment
5:30 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Solar Farm Coming to Mitchell International Airport?

Land east of Mitchell International runways might be suitable for solar farm.
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Milwaukee County supervisors voted (16-2) Thursday to study the feasibility of installing solar panels at the airport. 

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Environment
10:07 am
Fri January 31, 2014

New Milwaukee Institute Pulls Together Experts to Create Urban Food Systems

Michael Carriere, Bonnie Halvorsen, Gretchen Mead and Jesse Blom are contributing their combined expertise to the Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition.
Credit Susan Bence

A new Milwaukee initiative will be featured at the 8th annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit kicking off Friday. The Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition grew out of a conversation between Will Allen, internationally lauded founder of Growing Power, and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Odor Concerns Follow Milwaukee Wastewater Treatment Company

Mark Kijek logs in his delivery. He has worked with AWS for nearly 15 years.

A cloud seems to be following a company that treats industrial wastewater. Advanced Waste Services wants to relocate from Milwaukee to Menomonee Falls, but is facing opposition.

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