Travis London, Leadership and Connecting People

December 5, 2018

In this episode Travis London shares his story of taking leadership on environmental issues in his community in Donaldsonville Louisiana. We talk about networking, movement building, and learn about his experience fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline which would connect oil from the Bakken fields with refineries on the Gulf Coast. Travis wants all of us…

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Andy Myers, Using Film To Mobilize

November 21, 2018

In this episode Andy Myers joins us to talk about using film as a tool for organizing and mobilizing around an issue. Andy Myers is the Campaign Coordinator for Working Films. A longtime proponent of linking films and activists, he has coordinated several state and national film campaigns, facilitated cross-organizational coalitions, and led multiple trainings…

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Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network

November 7, 2018

In this episode Dante Swinton, the coordinator of the Divert Baltimore Program talks about organizing and advocating for alternatives to developing a waste incinerator that would cause a public health crisis in Baltimore. By taking leadership and a design thinking approach, Dante is able to show that diverting the waste from incineration has social, environmental,…

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Eliza Griswold, Author of Amity and Prosperity

October 24, 2018

In this episode you’ll hear a recording of a webinar presentation that Eliza Griswold, author of Amity and Prosperity brought to the network. The presentation is followed by a Q&A with Eliza. In Amity and Prosperity, the prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town…

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Raina Rippel, Environmental Health Project

October 10, 2018

In this episode Raina Rippel from the Environmental Health Project talks about the Citizen Science Toolkit, a helpful resource for anyone who wants to protect their family and neighbors from the harms of fracking. This toolkit is an expansive document that details ways that anyone can participate in monitoring environmental health impacts. We talk about…

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Walter Hang on strategy, focus, and doing the work to crush industry plans.

September 26, 2018

Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting has led unprecedented victories against oil and gas projects in upstate NY – and in this interview he explains his strategy of balancing the message with an incredibly focused demand. The trick, he says, is that there is no trick – there are no shortcuts to the hard work, training,…

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Halt the Harm Podcast Season 2

September 19, 2018

Welcome to Halt the Harm Podcast, I’m your host Ryan Clover.  The network is to support leaders who are taking action to protect themselves and their communities from the harms of oil and gas industry. The podcast is a way to learn more about the people in the network, how they got involved, what work…

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Karen Edelstein – Mapping For the Movement

November 28, 2016

In this episode Karen Edelstein helps us understand how maps are used as a powerful tool in protecting our communities. Maps gives us a big picture view of the land, industrial activity, and even the various people and organizations working to protect the environment. By comparing maps and data we can discover new trends, even possibilities for our work.…

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Stephanie Novak – Funding the Frontlines

November 21, 2016

Stephanie Novak is a community organizer for Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) and seeks to empower community leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to engage in public participation in order to strengthen grassroots efforts from the ground up. She is the project coordinator for the Direct Support Fund which provides  small distributions of funds to…

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Ranjana Bhandari, Holding Strong for a Liveable Arlington

November 14, 2016

Ranjana Bhandari is a mother and economics lecture. She bought a house in Arlington Texas in 1993. It’s Texas, so it didn’t shock them when the realtor mentioned mineral rights – but hundreds of fracking wells right in their neighborhood, on school campuses, street corners, and city blocks? It was hard to believe. Most of…

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