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On the next episode, In Wisconsin features reports on the rare and endangered Kirtland’s Warbler, an epidemic of heroin use and the preservation of the Ho-Chunk language.

Coal Gas Plant Cleanup
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Continuing coverage on the hazards of a mysterious toxic waste site in Ashland. There's plenty of finger pointing to go around, but who is to blame and who will pay for the cleanup? This week, In Wisconsin Reporter Art Hackett, along with Kate Golden of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism search for answers as to why this toxic site has not been cleaned up despite knowledge of it for decades. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just issued a decision on how the cleanup will be managed, details in our ongoing investigation.

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St. Francis Football
Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's the little Catholic School that could. It has 200 kids that play football and that's the same size as the entire population of the school. The program has such a great reputation kids from all over the area come to play for St. Francis Xavier in Cross Plains. They have a rich tradition of sportsmanship and winning. One of their players has even gone pro. Patty Loew reports on the secret to their success.

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Bats White Nose Syndrome
Thursday, October 14, 2010

A threat of historic proportions takes aim at Wisconsin's bat population and it will arrive sooner than expected. Yes, those flying critters some people love to hate... but keep in mind they are vital to our eco-system and to our agriculture... not to mention they feast on mosquitoes. In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett has been tracking new developments as bats nationwide face an unprecedented ecological calamity. See what Wisconsin researchers are doing on the frontlines as the battle lines are drawn in Dodge County.

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Kettle Lake
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Videographer Frank Boll captures the beauty of Kettle Moraine State Park's Southern Unit, spanning more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, lakes, prairie restorations, and hardwood forests.

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Apostle Islands School

 A new 5 year, $500 million initiative called “No Child Left Inside” is designed to strengthen environmental education in America’s classrooms.  Many kids today are attached to their computers, phones and I-Pods... but those modern tools are out the door.  In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner discovers kids reconnecting with nature at Wisconsin's one of a kind Apostle Island School.

 

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