Halt the Harm Podcast
Welcome to Halt the Harm Podcast...
This movement is created by leaders who are inspired to take action.
While we are all connecting by our shared goals to fight fracking’s harms, each and every leader brings a different perspective to this fight. And each perspective has a unique story behind it – a story to tell and to inspire.
We've teamed up with producer and network member Ryan Clover from WRFI Community Radio to interview other leaders in the Halt the Harm Network about every day life and what inspires them to action, day in and day out.
Subscribe to hear the back story and motivations of different Leaders in the Network. We're excited to dd this podcast to our services so we can all connect, build and be inspired together.
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Each episode that's released is announced to the network and featured on our blog, so if you're not subscribed you can still get access to these interviews and hear stories from leaders in the network.
18 – Sharon Lavigne – Rise St James
In this episode, Sharon Lavigne shares her experience fighting to stop petrochemical factories and other toxic industries in America’s Cancer Alley in St. James Parish, LA.Sharon Lavigne is a recipient of the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, and won the 2021 Goldman prize for environmental defenders. She led a grassroots movement to delay the…Listen & Read More
17 – Allie Rosenbluth – Rogue Climate
In this episode, Allie Rosenbluth tells us about her work organizing rural communities across southern Oregon to stop the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. The Jordan Cove LNG project would produce 15 times the climate pollution of Oregon’s last remaining coal plant and create enormous environmental…Listen & Read More
16 – Ron Gulla, Fracking Destroys Everything We Love
In this episode, Ron Gulla shares his experience being impacted by fracking and challenging the industry in PA. Ron Gulla is a recipient of the Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, and one of the first voices to speak out against fracking in PA after his farm was contaminated by Range Resources. This podcast is…Listen & Read More
Welcome to Season 3 of the podcast!
Hi Friends! It’s been a while since we released an episode – but we’re back with a new season! This introductory episode introduces you to Krishna Roy, who will be hosting some of the upcoming episodes of the podcast. We talk about the value of getting to know people in the movement beyond what we…Listen & Read More
Travis London, Leadership and Connecting People
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…Listen & Read More
Andy Myers, Using Film To Mobilize
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…Listen & Read More
Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network
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,…Listen & Read More
Eliza Griswold, Author of Amity and Prosperity
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…Listen & Read More
Raina Rippel, Environmental Health Project
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…Listen & Read More
Walter Hang on strategy, focus, and doing the work to crush industry plans.
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,…Listen & Read More
Tell Your Story on the Podcast
The goal of this podcast is to share stories from leaders in the movement and build greater awareness of the people concerned about oil & gas.
Hi, I’m Ryan Clover, host of Halt the Harm Podcast.
I joined Halt the Harm Network network in early 2016. I'm a dog person (that's Shayla in the picture) and I'm really excited about learning and sharing what I'm learning with others.
Podcasts make it possible to really listen and understand where someone is coming from. I believe this podcast will make our network stronger in understanding and friendship. So, first of all, thanks for your interest!
Interview Details & Booking:
What to Expect:
This podcast is about the people in the network, our stories, and what inspires us to action. Here are some of the questions which may come up in our conversation.
- What was the moment you realized you needed to take action?
- How do you stay motivated, despite the challenges you've experienced?
- Who supports you to be who you are?
- What have you had success with? What struggles almost forced you to quit?
How to Prepare:
- Fill out the booking survey and schedule a time on my calendar.
- Choose a quiet, calm environment to talk
- Use a USB microphone, or headphones to help isolate the sound.
What happens next?
- I produce the show and make us both sound good.
- I add an intro and an outro with credits, and to talk about Halt the Harm Network.
- I publish the program as part of our podcast and possibly even broadcast the episode on Community Radio WRFI in Watkins Glen / Ithaca NY
- We'll be in touch like old friends.