When President Obama revealed his $4 trillion budget Monday, Midwest water watchers noticed that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was taking a bit of a hit. We disucss what this move will mean for the health of the region’s waterways. Also, we get a taste of a true Wisconsin Fish Boil. And, choreographer James Kudelka joins us to talk about The Man in Black, his upcoming show with the Joffrey Ballet.
On our next EcoMyths segment we talk about antibacterial soap. Studies show that using antibacterial soap chemicals like triclosan does not, in fact, get you cleaner and may pose risks to public health and the environment.
Some environmentalist groups say slashing funding for the EPA wouldn't be good for the Great Lakes. President Obama's proposed 2012 budget would cut 125 million dollars slated for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Cameron Davis is a senior advisor to the EPA on Great Lakes issues.