Meet Ursula Pike, who served in Peace Corps Bolivia from 1994-1996. Her new book, “An Indian Among los indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir” reflects on the balance between respect for cultural norms and the need for economic development in Peace Corps service projects. As a member of the Karuk tribe of California, she is also […]
Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, talks about some new EPA proposals which would loosen federal regulations and allow for some chemical levels to be 10x higher than many current states allow.
Earlier this month, Governor Tony Evers declared that 2019 is the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin. Yesterday, he announced that he will propose legalizing medical marijuana in the upcoming budget. For today’s show, we hone in on these two emerging initiatives to get a clearer picture. First, we hear from Kerry Schumann, executive […]
In his State of the State address last month, Governor Tony Evers declared 2019 the year of clean drinking water. For today’s episode, Patty talks to Kriss Marion and organic farmer Scott Laeser of Clean Wisconsin to discuss water advocacy in Wisconsin. “I looked at [the frog] and he looked at me, and we had a […]
Displaced Horizons is a multimedia project focusing on water infrastructures’ socio-cultural and historical complexities to encourage a re-visioning of current water systems. Join us October 27th for an exhibition of video, photographs, and maps and performance featuring musicians John Dieterich (Deerhoof), Chris Jonas (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Robert Lundberg (JOBS, Nestle) Ryan Packard (Fonema Consort, […]
Does the DNR have the authority to limit the number of CAFOs in the state? How do you evaluate how the water needs of a CAFO might impact the water supplies for the surrounding areas? Today Patty Peltekos talks with Tom Bauman, Water Supply Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bauman specializes in […]