About Broken Ground
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.
Broken Ground has a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts.
Broken Ground is so thorough in its research, information, and presentation that the listener gets a complete education and understanding of each of the issues presented from the onset. This is essential listening!
Hits close to home
As a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, aka "Flood City," this podcast hits close to home. It explains complex concepts in a simple manner. Well worth listening to!
Best Environmental Justice Podcast
This podcast is phenomenal! The stories are compelling, factual and well-told. It covers important topics and is so engaging. I find myself still thinking about the injustices it details days after listening. Definitely recommend!
HESH Files YT
I can only describe the production and organization of Broken Ground as artful. These stories of advocacy and redemption matter immensely, so I'm glad so much effort has been made to tell them. I also like that it's all close to home—as a Virginian, I mean that literally!
Love this podcast
So articulate, informative, and humane. As a Southerner, I find it compelling, stimulating, and authentic. Kudos to SELC.
This is the best new podcast I’ve heard in a long time. There aren’t nearly enough stories being told about environmental issues, particularly in the south, and you’ll realize after listening to just one of these episodes what we’ve all been missing. Could not recommend strongly enough.
Enlightening, moving, important, and just highly competent and compelling all around. Can’t wait for the next one!
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.