Broken Ground

By Southern Environmental Law Center

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

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Flood City
2193

In Norfolk, Virginia homeowners like Karen Speights are struggling with the hard decision about of staying put in rising waters or find a way to start over. Meanwhile, the city is hoping it can buy people time.

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Jul 29, 2020
Breaking Point
1796

With waters rising in Charleston, South Carolina we explore what, if any, breaking point there is for people living and working in this city. And we talk to city officials about making the big decisions of what, and what not, to build when trying to keep a flooding city livable.

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Jul 15, 2020
Gardening Tidewaters
2024

Norfolk, Virginia's waters are rising fast, and its land is sinking. The city's plans to meet this climate change challenge could be a blueprint for other coastal communities. Among other plans, Norfolk has set it sites on revamping its aging public housing complexes. We'll talk to folks living in one of these communities about what adaptation will mean for them. 

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Jun 30, 2020
Earl Swift: Watching Waters Rise
1792

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island. He talks about the slow disappearance of this unique Virginia island to climate change.

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Jun 09, 2020
Margaret Renkl: Backyard Environmentalism
1672

Author and New York Times contributing opinion writer Margaret Renkl talks about her book Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. Renkle essays reflect on the intersection of family life, grief and her natural surroundings.

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May 19, 2020
Dr. Robert Bullard: Environmental Justice Is Equal Justice
1264

Dr. Robert Bullard, widely considered the father of environmental justice, talks about the inequality of pollution and climate change.

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May 05, 2020
Drew Lanham: Call of the Rural South
1990

Author and wildlife biologist Drew Lanham talks about his book, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature. Lanham discusses his love of birds, his South Carolina homeplace, and reconciling the South’s legacy of hate with its beauty.

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Apr 21, 2020
Earth Day Bonus Trailer
63

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Apr 20, 2020
Riding the Solar Coaster
1782

Solar energy is growing by leaps and bounds in the Southeast and becoming a way for schools to save money.  In this episode, we visit two Virginia schools to better understand the key role policies play in whether schools can go solar. 




Jul 01, 2019
Demand For Power
1673

An elderly couple steps up to defend their farm and neighbors when pipeline developers won’t back down from a risky, environmentally damaging project that – after years of delay – is now obsolete.

Jun 04, 2019
The Real Housewives of Coal Ash
1498

When two North Carolina women received letters from state officials that their water wasn’t safe to drink due to coal ash pollution, they fought it all the way to the state house.

May 05, 2019
Tip of the Ashberg
1342

The 2008 Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill was disastrous at the time, but what came a decade later would reveal the full devastation of the tragedy.

Apr 18, 2019
Broken Ground Season 1 Trailer
30

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

Apr 15, 2019
Broken Ground Episode 1 Trailer
37
Apr 12, 2019