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.

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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,…

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Karen Edelstein – Mapping For the Movement

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

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

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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Melinda Tuhus, Beyond Extreme Energy

Melinda Tuhus has been an environmental activist for decades – but throughout the past five years has become focused on the fight to slow climate change. As a reporter she’s covered climate stories like mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia and the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. In this interview she shares her perspective on climate organizing and…

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Sara Rasmussen and Heather Harr – Fracking and Public Health

On this episode we’ve got two guests, Heather Harr and Sara Rasmussen – we’re talking about the impacts of fracking on public health. Heather Harr is the project director for the League of Women Voters in Pennsylvania’s Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling. She talks about the upcoming Shale and Public Health Conference, and also shares some valuable resources…

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Gillian Graber, Protecting Our Children From Drilling

Gillian moved into a residential suburban neighborhood to raise her children and live a peaceful life – but then she received a letter from an environmental monitoring group warning her about a proposal to frack for shale-gas in her neighborhood. If allowed, it would immediately endanger her family and community – so Gillian took action. In just a…

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Lisa Graves-Marcucci, How to Challenge Industrial Permits

Welcome to Halt the Harm Podcast, I’m Ryan Clover – today I’m talking with Lisa Graves Marcucci about challenging industry at the permitting level. If you are concerned with the growing number of fracking infrastructure projects in the U.S, I think you’re going find this episode incredibly valuable. Lisa shares two decades of experience challenging…

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Mike Younger, Backwoods Pipeline Surveys

When Mike Younger learned about a compressor station being built near hear farm he started to ask questions – after hiking out to visit pipelines in rural Tennessee he was spurred into action. He found places where the pipes were exposed, crossing rivers, or in dangerous flood zones. He started taking pictures, gathering data, and compiling…

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Vera Scroggins

“Welcome to Halt the Harm Podcast, I’m your host Ryan Clover. In this episode, award winning environmental activist Vera Scroggins joins us from Pennsylvania to share her perspective on fighting fossil fuel development – even though it’s sometimes uncomfortable or risky. Vera has been documenting violations of the fracking industry and leading tours to show first hand the impacts fracking is…

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Tell Your Story on the Podcast

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.

I love how 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.