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Broken Ground is a podcast by the Southern Environmental Law Center that’s digging up environmental stories in the South that don’t always get the attention they deserve, and giving voice to the people bringing those stories to light.

In the latest season, the podcast explores how Southerners living along the coast are navigating sea level rise as they race against the clock. How will people on the front lines protect themselves from the immediate and impending threats of rising tides? Find out this season on Broken Ground.

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The Broken Ground Team

The Broken Ground team is dedicated to telling the stories of people from all walks of life. We are looking for the stories of Southerners who are stewards of the environment, truth-tellers, and on the front lines fighting to protect our precious water, air, and land. Do you have a story to tell? 

Claudine Ebeid McElwain

After more than 10 years as a producer/editor for NPR, most recently as a Supervising Producer for Morning Edition, Claudine joined the Southern Environmental Law Center. Now she's got the mic as host of Broken Ground. She's a fan of the podcasts The Daily, Embedded, Reveal and More Perfect.

Jennie Daley

With a background in journalism and marketing for higher ed, Jennie now oversees much of SELC's digital presence as Senior Digital Editor. Podcasts she's listening to include Good Ancestor and Reckon Radio.

Emily Richardson-Lorente

Years of storytelling for public radio and through her award-winning video productions prepared Emily well for crafting podcast-sized stories for Broken Ground. Some podcasts she’s currently listening to include Radiolab, This American Life and On the Media.

Paige Polk

Having built action-oriented multimedia for Google and the NYC Mayor's Office, Paige uses the power of human connection to solve the world's biggest problems. Now they're tackling climate change with the SELC team on Broken Ground. Some of their favorite podcasts are Educated Guess, Code Switch, and The Read.

Kelley Libby

Kelley Libby is a Virginia-based public radio producer with a decade of experience telling stories in sound. In addition to producing Broken Ground's Earth Day conversation series, she also edits and produces features for the Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Project and produces Full Disclosure, a weekly live show at NPR member station VPM in Richmond.

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