Wisconsin’s geological history, Bottled water

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
This Aug. 2, 2003 photo shows a kayaker in Lake Superior off the cliffs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Mich. Bob Brodbeck/AP Photo

A Wisconsin geologist explains the state’s history through its land and rock formations. Then, we talk to the author of a new book that explores the growth of bottled water and the impact it has on society and the environment.

Featured in this Show

  • Geology and deep time

    Geology isn’t just looking at rocks — it’s time traveling. We talk to a geologist who explains the multibillion year history of Wisconsin through the land.

  • The fight against bottled water

    The past three decades have seen a meteoric rise in the popularity of bottled water, which is now the most consumed package drink in the world. It’s also a controversial beverage due to lax industry regulations and plastic waste. The author of a new book traces how we got here—and how the growth of bottled water has not only threatened the environment but exacerbated social inequality.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Marcia Bjornerud Guest
  • Daniel Jaffee Guest

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