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Stories from the Floodplain brings you stories and voices from the frontlines of the fight to protect our environment. Over the next few months, Prairie Rivers Network will talk with experts in many different fields, including water, climate, food, and environmental justice issues. You can support this podcast and our broader work by becoming a member at www.prairierivers.org.
 
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Something Wild

Dave Anderson, Chris Martin

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Something Wild has been exploring the wonder of the landscape that surrounds us in New Hampshire for over 20 years! From the many birds that call our state home, to the trees around New Hampshire that have been granted "Big Tree" status, to stone walls that punctuate the state, we explain the behavior and science behind what we see and hear (and might take for granted) in our backyards. Something Wild is hosted by Dave Anderson and Chris Martin, and is produced by Jessica Hunt. This program ...
 
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This podcast series was recorded in April 2022. ICF has been providing immediate assistance to communities after a mass violence incident (MVI) for over 30 years. In this podcast we share guidance and advice on how communities can create a plan to respond to MVIs and identify and develop strategies to address the short- and long-term needs of the p…
 
The Mississippi River–America’s most iconic and storied river, and the lifeblood of human civilizations and cultures dating back centuries–has again been named to a list of the nation’s Most Endangered Rivers. In this episode, we speak with Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers’ Director of River Restoration in the Midwest about why the Mississippi is en…
 
Tune into our third episode of “Energy in 30: Pressures are motivating tectonic regulatory shifts,” to hear from Cameron Brooks, president of E9 Insight, an information service focusing on regulatory actions and trends that have an impact on clean energy and consumer technologies transforming the electric utility industry. Cameron is also instrumen…
 
Ethanol is promoted by industry as an environmentally-friendly renewable fuel source, but in reality, it’s actually fueling climate change. In this episode of Stories from the Floodplain, Prairie Rivers Network speaks with Dr. Tyler Lark from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He discusses his recent report on ethanol’s contribution to higher car…
 
Tune into our second episode of “Energy in 30: Customer co-creation advances clean energy future,” to hear from Paul Di Martini, executive director of the Pacific Energy Institute, more commonly known as PEI. He recently published white papers that are must-reads for anyone in the energy industry. Paul draws insights from what’s happening at the fo…
 
Traditional utility pilots have delivered mixed results. They can be slow to get off the ground and take years to complete. But as utility leaders know, today’s most pressing energy challenges—meeting decarbonization goals, ensuring grid resilience, and delivering solutions that satisfy evolving customer needs—demand a faster and more effective way…
 
Illinois may not be the Sunshine State, but after last year’s monumental legislative achievement - the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act - renewable solar energy is more available and affordable than ever. And there are dedicated people throughout the state working to bring solar projects to communities and rooftops. That includes our latest guest. In…
 
Each year, Prairie Rivers Network honors an individual whose on-the-ground efforts to protect the state’s rivers and streams inspire us. We present that person with the River Steward Award. In this episode of Stories from the Floodplain, Prairie Rivers Network speaks with this year’s River Steward Award winner Tracy Fox, a Peoria-area activist who …
 
The pandemic has helped shed light on serious gaps in rural broadband access and how these gaps can pose significant challenges for rural education. Experts from the Academic Development Institute, Appalachian Regional Commission, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and our Child Welfare and Education division discuss how to…
 
In this podcast, Kelli Reddick of ICF is joined by Josh Overmyer, a certified floodplain manager for a coastal county in Florida, and Eddy Bouza, deputy state floodplain manager for the State of Florida, to discuss floodplain management and changes coming to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).…
 
Could the answer to the climate and biodiversity crises be a new, more inclusive model for locally-led conservation of America’s lands and waters? In this episode of Stories from the Floodplain, Prairie Rivers Network speaks with Tonyisha Harris, Chicagoland Conservation Manager at the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC). She talks about growing u…
 
In this podcast, Jen Folsom of ICF Next speaks with Caitlin Howley of the ICF child welfare and education team, Sam Redding from the Academic Development Institute, and Janet Throckmorton, principal of Fancy Farm Elementary School, to discuss the unique aspects of rural schools in the U.S. and how they’re responding to the challenges of COVID-19.…
 
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