The Water We Swim In

The Water We Swim In

Stories about the Great Lakes and the People Working Toward Equity

Meet the Wisconsinites and Great Lakes advocates working toward equity in a society where environmental injustice, racism, ableism and economic injustice are the waters we swim in. Join Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Bonnie Willison and Hali Jama as we bring you inspiring stories from the community organizers, researchers, and leaders navigating Wisconsin’s waters.

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Latest Episodes

Fresh water, old problems – 5/11/2022

When most people think of water and environmental justice, they think of the Flint water crisis. On the introductory episode of The Water We Swim In, Bonnie and Hali talk to UW-Madison’s Dr. Manny Teodoro. Dr. Teodoro walks us through the troubled history of racial conflict in the Great Lakes region, why Flint captured the public’s imagination, and what we can do about the historic legacies that still impact our freshwater today. 

Episode Extras

Trailer: The Water We Swim In – 4/29/2022

On The Water We Swim In, Wisconsin Sea Grant brings you stories from the community organizers, researchers, and leaders navigating Wisconsin’s water. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.

Credits

Bonnie Willison | Host

Video Producer

What I do at Sea Grant

As the videographer and digital storyteller, Bonnie uses her video and animation skills to showcase the stories of Wisconsin Sea Grant.

Hali Jama | Host

Student Podcast Producer

What I do at Sea Grant

Hali brings her background in social justice, business and marketing to Wisconsin Sea Grant, where she is the co-producer and co-host of The Water We Swim In.