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Stories from the Floodplain brings listeners up-to-date on the many issues surrounding the cultural and geographical giant, the Mississippi River. Join PRN staff member and host Ryan Grosso as he tells compelling stories about the people living with and around the Mighty Mississippi. This podcast is supported by Prairie Rivers Network (https://prairierivers.org/) and the Mississippi River Network (http://1mississippi.org/mrn/)

Stories from the Floodplain brings listeners up-to-date on the many issues surrounding the cultural and geographical giant, the Mississippi River. Join PRN staff member and host Ryan Grosso as he tells compelling stories about the people living with and around the Mighty Mississippi. This podcast is supported by Prairie Rivers Network (https://prairierivers.org/) and the Mississippi River Network (http://1mississippi.org/mrn/)
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Stories from the Floodplain brings listeners up-to-date on the many issues surrounding the cultural and geographical giant, the Mississippi River. Join PRN staff member and host Ryan Grosso as he tells compelling stories about the people living with and around the Mighty Mississippi. This podcast is supported by Prairie Rivers Network (https://prairierivers.org/) and the Mississippi River Network (http://1mississippi.org/mrn/)

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English


Episodes

An Engineering Paradigm

8/16/2019
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Throughout history, humans have made efforts to control nature. We’ve built structures to keep rivers at bay and farmland and towns dry. But these structures have proven themselves to be far from perfect, and attempting to engineer America’s largest river has only made for worse flooding events. On this episode of Stories from the Floodplain, PRN staff member and host Ryan Grosso speaks with Army Corps engineers to discuss how we can return natural function to rivers and their floodplains...

Duration:00:13:48

That Lawless Stream

7/30/2019
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Mark Twain once wrote, “ten thousand River Commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or confine it.” These words are immortalized in his book Life on the Mississippi, and it’s no argument the prolific author had a close relationship to the Mississippi River. But in a way, his warning has been lost with time. The Mississippi River is more constricted than ever by levees and flood protection measures. In some areas, agriculture and...

Duration:00:19:41