By Logan Garcia and Alec Schmitz
Madison’s waterways are a hotbed for inspiration, both artistic and spiritually. Listen to three people’s connections with Madison’s waters, including:
Professor Larry Nesper, on why there are so many American Indian burial mounds in the area and how they are still protected by tribes today.
Neopagan Amina Snowbird, on how she and others practice magic to heal the lakes used by so many people.
Mike Tuten, who plays the role of “The Betty” at area May Day celebrations on Picnic Point, on why this spot is particularly well-suited for the annual event.
This piece is part of Between Two Lakes, a reporting project by students at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For more information, visit www.betweentwolakes.journalism.wisc.edu. Reporting and production by Alec Schmitz and Logan Garcia.