A panel of herbalists share information about the staple herb Burdock! Learn why it’s a favorite among many herbalists. Listen to Herb Walk podcasts here, or tune-in every Monday around 8:30AM, after Pageturner Radio.
Listen to the Sarah Grainger talk about the completion of Well 6 and about the overall quality of Viroqua’s water supply here.
The City of Viroqua recently announced the completion of Well 6, a new deep water well to supply Viroqua’s drinking water. It will replace Well 3, which according to Viroqua Engineer Sarah Grainger, is being decommissioned because of it’s susceptibility to surface area contamination, and to increase the overall capacity of Viroqua’s water supply.
The City uses approximately 350,000 gallons of water per day that is pumped from three deep aquifer wells and is run through 34 miles of pipe. While the deep wells protect from surface contaminants, they do contain low levels of Radium, a naturally-occurring radioactive element, which at higher levels can cause cancer and other health issues.
Grainger says that Radium levels in the wells are regularly monitored, but they are not at unsafe levels and it’s occurrence is common in the Region. She also noted other water quality concerns such as piping in older homes, which can contribute to lead and other heavy metal contamination. While she says filters and water softeners aren’t necessary, they can be used to remove potential contaminants.
Ed Holahan is a writer, farm hand and front end man at the Coop. He retired from a long career inventing toys and games and then got down to getting really busy. You can hear his essays Friday mornings at 8:00. He hosts Life: On The Radio Thursday mornings at 9:00. He also does an occasional turn on Symphony Sundays, WDRT’s classical music show, in order to make the point that he’s not just another pretty face. When pushed to sum up what he does Ed says, “I like to cause smiles.”
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Special Holiday Edition of the Kickapoo Review we tell the story of a kidney donor and her family entitled “MOM, DAD, MY SUPER KIDNEY AND ME,” the tale of an organ donation that saved two lives. Produced by Bill Motlong.
Spend a rowdy and anarchistic hour with Desert Rat Extraordinaire Edward Abbey as he reads “Merry Christmas Pigs” and other refreshing essays from his books Down the River and Abbey’s Road. Produced by Dave Wennlund.
Ben Logan writes of his Christmas memories in Christmas Remembered, first published in 1997. His story starts where he started, in the Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin, and goes beyond to his memories of Christmas during World War II and after the war when he spent time in Mexico.
“Rituals do not persist simply because they may possess a magical power from outside us,” Logan tells us. “They live because they touch something inside us that is wanting and waiting to come out and express itself.”
Paul Fairchild, a good friend of Ben’s and a neighbor of Ben’s “Seldom Seen Farm,” lovingly reads Christmas Remembered for Pageturner Radio. In the photo to the right, Paul Fairchild is posing with Ben Logan’s daughter Suzanne West, and Cyndy Hubbard who produces Pageturner Radio.