In this Data Dialogue, we speak with Tico Aran and Darrah Blackwater!
Tico Aran, founder of Watershed Action Lab in Miami, talks with Angela about the communal efforts in Biscayne Bay to create habitats for the Eastern Oyster, a keystone species once prevalent up and down the coasts of North and South America. The result: improved water quality, more biodiversity, and a return to play for the next generation of local kids.
Darrah Blackwater breaks down how she connects Native people to their sovereign rights by advocating for broadband, radio waves, and other airwaves to be recognized as a natural resource.
In their full dialogue with Angela, Tico Aran & Darrah Blackwater connect waterways with airwaves, talking through the importance of local knowledge and how to get people to care about the physicality of something that's hard to grasp: invertebrate oysters + invisible spectrum.