State of Water Episode 26! The Michigan Climate Action Network, or MiCAN, connects and amplifies individuals, communities, and organizations confronting the climate crisis in Michigan. Uniting a ​​network of over 70 organizations and 30,000 individuals, MiCAN partners with coalitions and campaigns working for climate solutions and justice. They host the annual Michigan Climate Action Summit, the first and largest statewide public gathering focused on climate action. From conferences to rallies and marches, they facilitate dozens of events each year, and support organizations in advancing equitable climate solutions with the urgency science demands.

In this inspiring interview, Seth Bernard sits down with MiCAN Executive Director Kate Madigan and Engagement Director Jamie Simmons. The three provide an in depth look into MiCAN’s vital work, discuss bringing equity to the forefront of this movement, and share how they keep themselves charged and renewed as they forge ahead with activism.

State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan. The podcast is made possible through a generous contribution from the Esperance Foundation.

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Kate Madigan and Jamie Simmons interviewed by Seth Bernard

Produced, edited and mixed by Dan Rickabus

Narrators – Alex Smith, Ben Darcie, Dan Rickabus, Jenny Jones, Angela Gallegos, Rachel Marco-Havens

Graphic – Dani Renwick of Charmellow Design

Theme Music – Mike Savina, Seth Bernard & Dan Rickabus

Featured Music – “Authors (instrumental demo)” by Dan Rickabus