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Feminine Hygiene Goes Green

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Susan Bence
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We’ve been revisiting a series on entrepreneurship this week on Lake Effect. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence wasn’t setting out to do a story on entrepreneurship when she left for the north woods in April – she was planning to do a story on the debate over a proposed iron ore mine. But while she was in Ashland, she found herself introduced to the creator of a company that fills a unique niche in – of all things - the feminine hygiene realm.Susan introduced us to Luci Daum, who with her sister Lydia, owns and operates Luci Daum Design in Ashland, Wisconsin. The company “fabricates” a number of intriguing products – one called “honeysuckle”. You’ll have to discover ITS function on your own...

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Susan Bence entered broadcasting in an untraditional way. After years of avid public radio listening, Susan returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She interned for WUWM News and worked with theLake Effect team, before being hired full-time as a WUWM News reporter / producer.