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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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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Halt the Harm Podcast Season 2

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

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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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.

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