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.
Nine Illinois state representatives approved a bill to use $100 million in state money toward a Barack Obama presidential library. There’s just one thing: There were only five lawmakers at the hearing.
President Barack Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory Friday, calling on Congress to flag oil and gas money for research that could help wean the nation’s vehicles off oil. He also addressed critical budget cuts to basic scientific research.
The president made his pitch for a higher minimum wage, development of renewable energy resources and support of domestic manufacturing. He also spoke of curbing gun violence, which has afflicted his home town.