With cuts to the DNR, lax persecution of pollution violators, high volume wells used by corporate farms and companies, and new laws which allow unregulated filling of wetlands, Wisconsin legislators are moving our water protection backwards, all in the interest of corporations. Jan speaks with Raj Shukla, Executive Director of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, […]
The folks running music venues in Madison have been restless all year—with venues changing hands, live music companies merging, developers breaking ground with guitar shovels, and even small venues going through changes. What does it all mean, and will any of this add up to big long-term changes that will impact Madison audiences and performers? Maybe not, but it’s worth […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos talks about all kinds of water resource issues on this edition of a Public Affair. First, she gives an overview of two September 15th public hearings by the DNR: one in Green Bay discussing proposed changes to state law regarding agricultural runoff onto a type of soil called karst; the […]
As reported by the investigative reporters at Wisconsin watch.org, more and more residents throughout the state are finding that their drinking water is contaminated. The contaminants include bacteria and viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, and naturally occurring chemicals like arsenic and radium. In urban areas, particularly Milwaukee but also Madison, lead pipes are exposing children to […]
On this week’s episode of Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler discusses the contamination that affects the water residents need for every day survival. She talks with Kerry Schumann from the Wisconsin Conservation about how residents can talk to their representatives about the importance of clean water. Imagine turning on your water and having brown fetid water […]
Water is becoming the new oil, according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. In this commentary McCabe warns us about the need to protect Wisconsin’s water and the special interests he sees threatening our lakes, rivers, and streams.