For months, farmers in India have been protesting against three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. To provide some context for these massive and historic protests, we speak with anthropologist Andrew Flachs about farming in India. He and Patty discuss a wide range of related topics, including the impact of […]
Yesterday, former Michigan governor Rick Snyder and eight other top officials were indicted with forty-two charges—ranging from willful neglect of duty and involuntary manslaughter to obstruction of justice and perjury—after a new investigation into the Flint water scandal of 2014. Today on the show, WORT news director Chali Pittman takes this opportunity to do a […]
“We have to take care of all of creation because it is us.” That’s Simone Senogles, who was arrested earlier this week for protesting Line 3, a pipeline expansion proposed by Enbridge to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. Today, Simone and Casey Camp-Horinek join […]
Twenty years ago, Erin Brockovich became a household name thanks to the award-winning film about her historic class-action lawsuit against the energy company Pacific Gas and Electric in California over groundwater contamination. Today, Erin Brockovich join Patty on the show to discuss her new book, Superman’s Not Coming, about our national water crisis. Erin Brockovich […]
To protect Wisconsin waterways from agricultural runoff, PFAS and other “forever chemicals”, flooding, and other assaults has been the challenge of the River Alliance of Wisconsin. Executive Director Raj Shulka talks about the group’s efforts to strengthen rules, enforcement, and inter-county cooperation to protect Wisconsin’s waters. See their “Water Agenda” on their website.
For the first part of today’s show, we hear about the opposition to a proposed new segment of Enbridge Line 5 and the risks it poses to Wisconsin waters with Rob Lee, staff attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. Cover image: “Worker tight – Enbridge Oil Spill pipeline removal 2” by the US Environmental Protection Agency, […]