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, […]
The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposal to base F-35 military jets at the Truax Air National Guard Base was released earlier this week, confirming community leaders’ concerns about the impact of the F-35s on the health and safety of Madison residents. Today on the show, Allen is joined by Alder Rebecca Kemble […]
On today’s episode, we cover issues of international importance. First, UW–Madison virologist Kristen Bernard offers information on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China and what it means for global public health. Then, we turn our sights to Australia to learn about Aboriginal history, local response to this year’s bushfire crisis, and the fight for land […]
“We have to start looking at water as a living entity, a living being, and put it on the endangered species list forever,” says activist and Lakota member Carla Rae Marshall. For today’s first segment, we hear her firsthand account of the tribal protests against uranium mining in South Dakota. For the rest of the […]