Current Podcasts

California Drought: The New Normal – Part 1: Water, Drought, and Water Management Practices in California

Part 1 of California Drought: The New Normal – Marty Dunlap, lawyer, founder of Citizens Water Watch of Northern California, discusses the hydrological realities in historical and present-day perspective. This five-part series explores the impact of the current drought on the people and the environment in Northern California.  It also puts state water usage in historical perspective, […]

California Drought: The New Normal – Part 2: Politics and Economics of CA Water

Part 2: Politics and Economics of CA Water – Jim Brobeck, water policy analyst, AquAlliance, discusses the political and economic realities of California water. This five-part series explores the impact of the current drought on the people and the environment in Northern California.  It also puts state water usage in historical perspective, and discusses the politics and […]

California Drought: The New Normal – Part 4: Is Water Storage the Solution?

Part 4: Is Water Storage the Solution? – Lucas Ross-Merz, executive director, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, discusses whether or not building more storage facilities can replace a lack of snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This five-part series explores the impact of the current drought on the people and the environment in Northern California.  It also puts […]

California Drought: The New Normal – Part 5: Becoming More Water Efficient

Part 5 -Becoming More Water Efficient – Robyn DiFalco, executive director, Butte Environmental Council, discusses the many ways that the agricultural and industrial sectors, and population centers can increase water efficiency and conservation practices. This five-part series explores the impact of the current drought on the people and the environment in Northern California.  It also puts state […]

3/12/14 – Eva Bartlett on Palestine

Eva Bartlett argues that so much of the daily events in the Gaza Strip go unreported and the situation is growing more desperate year after year.  Bartlett is on a national speaking tour to talk about her experiences as a member of the International Solidarity Movement, an organization that witnesses and documents the Israel/Palestine conflict […]

2/12/14 – Tyson Slocum on Transportation of Oil, Jim Brobeck on CA Political Update on Drought (Nexus, Part 4)

Tyson Slocum, director of the Energy Program at Public Citizen, talks about the safety of the sudden increase of transporting oil via railroads.  He also discusses the other threats of energy exploration and exploitation on our water supply in California and across the country. Jim Brobeck, water policy analyst with AquAlliance, gives the latest update […]

2/5/14 – Dr. Mark Williams: Energy and Threats to Water (Nexus, Part 3)

Dr. Mark Williams talks about how energy development impacts water and the greater environment.  He discusses injection wells, fracking, tarsands and the Keystone Pipeline and how they impact water quality and water quantity. Dr. Williams is professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, and core faculty of Environmental Studies. He is also a Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and […]