State of Water Podcast

A Michigan-based podcast focusing on clean water issues and their relationship to policy, equity, community and climate. Featuring captivating interviews with Michiganders from many walks of life, “State of Water” is the official podcast of the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a program of Title Track. Listen on SpotifySoundcloud or Apple Podcasts.

May 15, 2024 – Episode 47 featuring Stella Young of On the Ground Global

April 10, 2024 – Episode 46 featuring Jane Fitkin of Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior

April 3, 2024 – Episode 45 featuring author, Maryann Lesert

March 19, 2024 – Episode 44 featuring Tom Grotewohl of Protect the Porkies

March 13, 2024 – Episode 43 featuring Araya Montero of Two Hearted Midwifery

February 28, 2024 – Episode 42 featuring Hans Voss, Executive Director of Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

February 14, 2024 – Episode 41 featuring part 2 of our conversation with Ayed Arafah

January 31, 2024 – Episode 40 featuring Palestinian artist Ayed Arafah

December 28, 2023 – Episode 39 featuring our end of year interview with Seth Bernard

December 20, 2023 – Episode 38 featuring Seth Bernard reporting from the One Water Summit

December 13, 2023 – Episode 37 featuring our interview with Monica Lewis-Patrick, CEO and co-founder of We the People of Detroit

December 6, 2023 – Episode 36 featuring our interview with Bill Latka of the Oil & Water Don’t Mix Coalition

June 22, 2023 – Episode 35 featuring our interview with Jannan Cornstalk, water protector and founder of the Water is Life Festival

May 16, 2023 – Episode 34 featuring our conversation with botanist and musician, Susan Fawcett

December 27, 2022 – Episode 33 featuring our interview with Denise Keele, Executive Director of Michigan Climate Action Network

December 20, 2022 – Episode 32 featuring our interview with Annalise Povolo, Director of Administration and Programs for the Lake Leelanau Lake Association

December 13, 2022 – Episode 31 featuring conversations with market goers during Water Week at the Kingsley Farmer’s Market

December 6, 2022 – Episode 30 featuring our interview with Carl Lindquist, Executive Director of Superior Watershed Partnership

November 29, 2022 – Episode 29 featuring a dynamic “What Water Wants to Be” panel discussion

November 22, 2022 – Episode 28 featuring our interview with Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future

January 19, 2022 – Episode 27 featuring our interview with Ben Traverse and Michael Dause exploring their Shantyland collaboration

December 1, 2021 – Episode 26 featuring our interview with Michigan Climate Action Network Executive Director Kate Madigan and Engagement Director Jamie Simmons

November 24, 2021 – Episode 25 featuring our interview with Amber Hasan, Author, Emcee, Poet, Herbalist, Activist

November 11, 2021 – Episode 24 featuring our interview with Michigan musician, songwriter and Line 3 defendant Samantha Cooper

October 6, 2021 – Episode 23 featuring our interview with Peggy Case, President of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

September 29, 2021 – Episode 22 featuring our interview with Melissa DeSimone , Executive Director of Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

September 22, 2021 – Episode 21 featuring our interview with youth leaders from We the People of Detroit, Brooke Bowers and Javaye Henry

September 10, 2020 – Episode 20 featuring our interview with multi-disciplinary “solutionary” artist, Rachel Marco-Havens

July 8, 2020 – Episode 19 featuring our interview with legendary harmonica player, Peter “Madcat” Ruth

July 1, 2020 – Episode 18 featuring our interview with writer, teacher, and bioregionalist Stephanie Mills.

June 24, 2020 – Episode 17 featuring our interview with Detroit-based arts and culture organizer, Piper Carter.

June 17, 2020 – Episode 16 featuring our interview with climate change activist and videographer, Peter Sinclair.

June 10, 2020 – Episode 15 featuring our interview with Nayyirah Shariff of Flint Rising.

April 15, 2020 – Episode 14 featuring our interview with Monica Lewis-Patrick, President and CEO of We the People of Detroit

Catch up on previous episodes on SpotifySoundcloud or Apple Podcasts.

Recent Highlights

Hans Voss on the deep care and commitment from community that fueled the early years of the Michigan Land Use Institute and has led to years of impactful work from the now-named Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

“Art can be a free space when the occupation is limiting your space then you can create your own space to go beyond all the borders.” -Ayed Arafah

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