88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Today's stream is sponsored by Maxie's

a.MKE: Recycle your electronics, FAA furloughs, Reebok Spartan Sprint and Child Support/Social Media 4.26.13

Click to enlarge

The Senate passed a bill to put furloughed air traffic controllers back on the job, after this week's long delays at several major airports. If the bill wins house approval and it signed into law by President Obama, the measure would give flexibility to transfer money among Transportation Department accounts allowing 1,500 air traffic controllers to return from unpaid days off.

As reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal, Miller Park will host a Reebok Spartan Sprint run Sept. 7th. The 3-mile obstacle course could include mud, water, fire and rope climbing as it winds throughout the entire stadium, including stands and concourses, ending on the field. Earlier this month, Sprint Races attracted 12,000 competitors to Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Information found on our Facebook page.

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families said county child support investigators now use Facebook and other social media websites both to locate deadbeat parents and to establish their ability to pay. Milwaukee County District Attorney Maureen Atwell says since adding Facebook evidence last year, she's charged nearly a dozen cases using pictures posted from parents brazenly displaying cash they claim they don't have.

This Saturday, Goodwill hosts an electronics recycling drive at its 91st Street location. Old CPU hard drives, towers, printers, keyboards, mice monitors and cell phones can be dropped off from 8am to 8pm. Goodwill will take care of properly destroying and disposing of your old equipment as you receive a donation receipt.