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Broken Ground is a podcast produced by the Southern Environmental Law Center digging up environmental stories in the South.

Broken Ground Southern Environmental Law Center

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    • 4.8 • 259 Ratings

Broken Ground is a podcast produced by the Southern Environmental Law Center digging up environmental stories in the South.

    Cornell Watson on Justice Through Photography

    Cornell Watson on Justice Through Photography

    Photographer Cornell Watson's images recognize the camera can be a tool for connection, and action.  Whether its pollution from hog farms, efforts to gut Black neighborhoods, or racism at the state’s flagship university, Watson's lens points us to see what so many choose to ignore.



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    Victoria Bouloubasis and Paola Jaramillo on Bridging Language Barriers

    Victoria Bouloubasis and Paola Jaramillo on Bridging Language Barriers

    Whether its natural disasters or shifting political winds, Victoria Bouloubasis and Paola Jaramillo make sure Spanish-speakers in North Carolina have access to it. Ensuring that access fuels their work as a reporter and editor, respectively, at Enlace Latino NC. The outlet uses traditional journalism, podcasts, WhatsApp, social media and comics to connect North Carolina's Spanish speakers to each other and the news around them. 
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    Cameron Oglesby on Collecting Community Stories

    Cameron Oglesby on Collecting Community Stories

    Listen to environmental journalist Cameron Oglesby discuss how highlighting Black joy and centering community narratives in her writing drives action. 
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    Lyndsey Gilpin and Tajah McQueen on Empowering Community Reporters

    Lyndsey Gilpin and Tajah McQueen on Empowering Community Reporters

    Hear what spurred the founding of Southerly, an online publication focused on environmental justice, and how it evolved from more traditional reporting to an outlet focused on putting reporters’ tools in community hands. 
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    Season 6 Trailer: Meet Journalists Reimagining Environmental News

    Season 6 Trailer: Meet Journalists Reimagining Environmental News

    As more and more news outlets close, writers, editors, and photographers across the South are reconsidering how communities stay informed. This season host Leanna First-Arai talks with the new storytellers of the South committed to keeping environmental information in communities' hands.
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    Season 5 Trailer: How Memphis Beat The Odds To Stop A Pipeline

    Season 5 Trailer: How Memphis Beat The Odds To Stop A Pipeline

    Hear how a small group of neighbors in southwest Memphis built a coalition strong enough to defeat a crude oil pipeline. And listen for lessons you can take back to your own community.  
    Join us this season as we head to Boxtown, Tennessee to uncover the stories behind how this community and its allies secured a victory once thought impossible through grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, and unwavering determination. 
    Learn more at brokengroundpodcast.org. 



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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

shaggenstein ,

great podcast

loved this podcast, great environmental podcast about Southern US

Walker-Person5922 ,

Excellent

I have been getting these nice postcards from SELC for awhile, but being busy I hadn’t paid too much attention to them — until now. I noticed that the latest one mentioned this podcast and I thought “well, that should be easy” since podcasts make it easy to enjoy documentaries whenever you have spare moments or can easily multitask.

So I began listening and loved it. I did not even know about this infamous pipeline (just those involving First Americans), nor about Al Gore’s involvement (I’m always disappointed that more politicians — especially Democrats, are not more like activists like Dennis Kucinich or former Representative Cynthia McKinney from GA or former Representative, Joe Kennedy from MA).

Anyway, thank you so much for dispelling my ignorance!!! Beautifully done!

theonceovertwice ,

Wonderfully produced

An important and meaningful season! Great storytelling, lots of voices and audio from the community, excellent sound and editing. Worth a listen!

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