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On this episode, we feature part one of our in-depth interview with Jim Olson. Jim Olson is the founder and president of FLOW for Water, a Traverse City based organization empowering communities and leaders to protect the Great Lakes. A celebrated legend in his community, Jim has nearly 40 years of experience as an environmental, water, and public interest law advocate and champion, dedicated to protecting waters and ecosystems in the Great Lakes Basin. In this first installment, Jim breaks down the Public Trust Doctrine, a centuries-old, holistic legal framework at the core of FLOW’s work. Tune in to hear how the Public Trust Doctrine offers a way for citizens to demand action in the courts.

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.

Jim Olson interviewed by Seth Bernard
Produced, edited and mixed by Dan Rickabus
Narrators – Alex Smith, Ben Darcie, Dan Rickabus, Rachel Marco-Havens
Music – Mike Savina & Seth Bernard

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