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The Water We Swim In
The Water We Swim In
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Meet the Wisconsinites and Great Lakes advocates working toward equity in a society where environmental injustice, racism, ableism and economic injustice are... more

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Lead paint, pipes, and progress in Milwaukee

How does lead contamination affect Great Lakes communities, especially marginalized ones? In this episode, Bonnie and guest host Dr. Deidre... more

12 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
4. Public Trust: David and Goliath

For the final episode of Public Trust, we head to the communities of Peshtigo and Marinette in northeast Wisconsin, where we... more

19 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
3. Public Trust: Testing the Waters

Are PFAS in maple sap, wild rice, fish and other harvestable goods important to the Anishinaabe way of life? These... more

15 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
2. Public Trust: Fighting Fires

Firefighting foams made from PFAS have been used at airports for decades, contaminating groundwater throughout the country. In this episode... more

25 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
1. Public Trust: Tapped Out

Public Trust is a new podcast miniseries by Midwest Environmental Advocates and Wisconsin Sea Grant. The series explores Wisconsin's response... more

04 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Fire, blueberries and treaty rights

Today, we're talking about red pine forests, blueberries, treaty rights, and how they all converge around fire on a tiny... more

08 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Season Two: An Update

Hear an update about season two and a farewell message from Hali, co-creator of The Water We Swim In and... more

06 Feb 2023 · 5 minutes
Houselessness and the environment: a roundtable

People experiencing houselessness are amongst those most affected by extreme cold, extreme heat, wildfires, and other weather exacerbated by climate... more

29 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Water is life: Lake Winnebago

Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake, is important to many - the Indigenous people who live there now, the Indigenous... more

08 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
The leaders of tomorrow

For this episode, we criss-cross Wisconsin to talk to ten young people about the future. These young individuals, between middle... more

25 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
The Water We Swim In
Lead paint, pipes, and progress in Milwaukee
The Water We Swim In