Water Talk is a new podcast from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources about all things California Water hosted by Drs. Mallika Nocco, Faith Kearns, and Sam Sandoval
Ep 39: Slow Water Movements
A conversation with Erica Gies (Author, Reporter, National Geographic Explorer) about water detectives, slowing down the movement of water, controlling water, and giving water space. Released May 6, 2022.
Ep 38: Ag in the Delta
A conversation with Dr. Michelle Leinfelder-Miles (University of California Cooperative Extension Delta Crops Resource Management Advisor) about different types of crops, soils, salinity, and water management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. Released April 29, 2022.
Ep 37: Water journalism and information flows
A conversation with Ian James (Los Angeles Times) about water journalism in the Western United States, developing stories, journalistic roles, sourcing data, and reporting on contentious water issues. Released April 22, 2022.
Ep 36: Central Coast Wine and Water
A conversation with Mark Battany (University of California Cooperative Extension Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor) about viticulture, water use, fog, salinity, and water use for frost protection in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Released April 15, 2022.
Ep 35: Disasters and Climate Justice
A conversation with Dr. Michael Méndez (UC Irvine) about climate-induced disasters, planning, responses, and justice in the Los Angeles area. Released April 8, 2022.
Ep 34: CA Native Water Rights, Stewardship, & Protection
A conversation with Dr. Beth Rose Middleton Manning (UC Davis) about water rights, hydroelectric infrastructure, easements, and conservation in California. Released April 1, 2022.
Essential CA water convos
If you follow CA water issues, you know that a few voices tend to dominate the conversations, and be amplified by media, despite there being many others who have important and necessary things to say. This podcast fills an essential role in broadening the conversation and including perspectives that are often marginalized. So excited for what is next with this podcast. Also, you can join in the live recordings! What a cool participatory endeavor!
Great content, sub-par quality
Has somebody who studies water the topics are absolutely great. The guess they have on are passionate and knowledgeable. But at times I find it impossible to listen to give in that the sound quality can be so poor. I don’t know if they’re just using smart phones to record the audio, but spend $20 and get some better microphones or just edit the quality juuuust a little.