Wisconsin artesian wells, Artisan breads

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The Missouri River flows a few miles upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River
The Missouri River flows a few miles upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Florissant, Mo. The upper Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri followed by the lower Missouri River in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri were cited as the most endangered waterways according to a report released Tuesday by the conservation organization American Rivers. In its annual listing the organization cited increasingly severe flooding driven by climate change on both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers as its reason for placing the waterways at the top of the list. Jeff Roberson/AP Photo

A WPR reporter and a water conservation expert help us understand the controversy surrounding artesian wells in Wisconsin. Then, this week’s edition Food Friday helps us make bread baking quick and easy.

Featured in this Show

  • Report outlines how to protect artesian aquifers

    A proposal to bottle and sell water from a Bayfield County artesian aquifer is being fought in court. We talk with the director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation about their recommendations for how to protect the water. Plus, a WPR reporter fills us in on the controversy surrounding the well.

  • Food Friday: Artisan breads in five minutes a day

    You know all those beautiful crusty bread loaves you see on Instagram and Pinterest? You can make those too, and, according to the brains behind the baking site BreadIn5, it starts with just five minutes of your time. He joins the show to break down everything you need to know about baking delicious breads and pastries at home.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Peter Annin Guest
  • Jeff Hertzberg Guest

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