Cover art for podcast Rise Up

Rise Up

11 EpisodesProduced by the MREAWebsite

The Rise Up podcast brings real-time, relevant energy and policy information to Midwest stakeholders through an engaging and entertaining medium. Each episode will share the latest in opinions, news, interviews, resources, strategies, success stories, and actions you can take.The Rise Up podcast is … read more

11 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Energy Democracy

August 19th, 2021


What does decentralized ownership of renewable energy really look like and why does it matter? We sat down with John Farrell to find out.

Get People Moving

July 23rd, 2021


What can American's energy future look like with the country's 573 Tribal Nations taking a leadership role in renewable energy? We sat down with …

Back in the Game

June 25th, 2021


What happens when a state task force spends the better part of a year developing policy recommendations focused on mitigating and adapting to climate …

Think Like a Planet

June 1st, 2021


What can a deeper appreciation of the earth’s physical structure and natural processes lend to our understanding of the problems we face currently? We asked Marcia Bjornerud, a professor of Geosciences at Lawrence …

Energy Equity

December 21st, 2020



How do we achieve a more equitable energy economy? If you ask Denise Abdul-Rahman with the NAACP, she’ll kindly tell you that we need a …

Beyond Coal

November 11th, 2020


Did you know that uneconomical coal plants in the Midwest are costing you, the ratepayer, millions of dollars? In recent years, utilities across the …

Local Energy Influence

September 29th, 2020


How can your community gain influence over how your energy dollars are spent? It’s not easy. 

In this episode, we discuss how jurisdictions are …

Credit Where Credit is Due

July 30th, 2020


If you have been following energy policy developments in the Midwest over the last 5 years, you’ve probably noticed that electric utilities …

Get Up and Try

June 20th, 2020


How does a small kid from a small town make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many people?  If you ask Tia Nelson, she’ll tell you that it is by using our power to get up every day and try.  In this episode, …


May 29th, 2020


We are living in a time of uncertainty. The turmoil in global oil markets offers us a glimpse into a complex industry unraveling amid uncertainty and the federal response to save it at all cost. What if we invested in …

Physical Distancing, Social Uprising

April 16th, 2020


In this episode we’ll introduce ourselves, preview coming episodes, and interview the MREA’s Executive Director, Nick Hylla. In response to wide ranging questions from the MREA staff and Board of Directors, he’ll …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Rise Up


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens