106 episodes

The official podcast of EDGE EFFECTS, the digital magazine produced by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each episode features interviews with path-breaking thinkers about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history. Find more great content at http://edgeeffects/net.

Edge Effects The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE)

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 43 Ratings

The official podcast of EDGE EFFECTS, the digital magazine produced by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each episode features interviews with path-breaking thinkers about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history. Find more great content at http://edgeeffects/net.

    Growing Food Justice Through Urban Farming

    Growing Food Justice Through Urban Farming

    In the final episode of the Ground Truths podcast series, Clare Sullivan, Carly Gittrich, and Ben Iuliano talk to urban agriculture leaders in Dane County, Wisconsin about how their programs serve Black communities and other communities of color.

    • 42 min
    Farms, Fertilizer, and the Fight for Clean Water

    Farms, Fertilizer, and the Fight for Clean Water

    In Portage County, Wisconsin, 95 percent of the nitrate in groundwater comes from agriculture, and it's having major health consequences for residents. Ground Truths editors Ben Iuliano and Carly Griffith find out how community members have used scientific and legal advocacy to fight for cleaner drinking water.

    • 37 min
    What Happens in the Wake of Frac Sand’s Boom and Bust?

    What Happens in the Wake of Frac Sand’s Boom and Bust?

    Wisconsin is home to some of the best sand in the country, making it a key player in the oil and gas industry. For this episode of Ground Truths, Justyn Huckleberry and Clare Sullivan take a close look at frac sand mining in the state—the lack of regulation and oversight, environmental and health consequences for local residents, the volatility of oil and gas markets, and how some activists are fighting back.

    • 47 min
    Living with Lead in Milwaukee

    Living with Lead in Milwaukee

    In 2021, rates of childhood lead exposure in Milwaukee were nearly double the state average. In this episode of Ground Truths, Juniper Lewis and Carly Griffith learn more about this public health crisis.

    • 41 min
    Who’s Afraid of Wisconsin Wolves?

    Who’s Afraid of Wisconsin Wolves?

    With the future of wolf protection being debated on the national stage, Ground Truths editors Clare Sullivan and Marisa Lanker speak with local experts and advocates about wolf stewardship in Wisconsin.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Slow Erosion of Environmental Protections in Wisconsin

    The Slow Erosion of Environmental Protections in Wisconsin

    In the first episode of the Ground Truths podcast series, Carly Griffith speaks with environmental advocates in Wisconsin about how they are addressing local issues of contamination from manufactured chemicals like PFAS and industrial agriculture.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

gaydrianna ,

A favorite

As a vegan librarian I am always interested in hearing voices that introduce new ideas and perspectives. This podcast is not only enlightening but inspires me to be better. The diversity among guests is fantastic.

Vladdy Poutine ,

William Cronon episode

👏🌱📲 Thank you!

Paix607 ,

This is a great podcast

I always learn so much. Wow, what great editing. This is better than college. Thank you!!

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