Interviews and Field Recordings

Every week on our live broadcast we feature a guest interview or a produced radio piece. They are in order of publication. If you're looking for something that's not here, simply contact us and we'll do our best to dig out the archive.

Here's a collection we're compiling for our upcoming podcast, along with some episodes we've created in collaboration with Halt the Harm Network.

Linda Spielman, The Language of Tracking

By Ryan Clover | May 23, 2017

Today we are joined by…  Linda Spielman, who has been studying animal tracking for over 25 years and has attended courses with some of the nation’s leading experts. She presents slide shows and hands-on tracking workshops for conservation organizations, nature centers, and college groups. Linda also organizes informal tracking outings at local sites throughout the…

Walter Hang, Stopping Dominion’s Pipeline Through New York State

By Ryan Clover | May 16, 2017

Today we’re getting an urgent and timely update on the fight to stop the Dominion New Market fracked gas pipeline by Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting. ACTION STEP: Visit Toxic Targeting Alerts Walter has been actively working to stop fracking and fossil fuel projects in New York. Why? Because he wants to know, if existing spills and…

Monika Roth, Local Foods and the Farm to Plate Conference

By Ryan Clover | May 10, 2017

This week we are joined by Monika Roth, the Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  Monika has been working with the planning group to plan the overall conference and more specifically has been arranging the local farm tours. Monika has been working with local farmers and on local food system issues…

Betti Lambro on Active Hope and Grief

By Ryan Clover | May 3, 2017

On this week’s show we are joined by Betti Lambro, Jane Thickstun, and Cora Ellen Luke Betti is a facilitator of Active Hope workshops which are designed to help move people through their emotional and energy blockages in the face of global Climate Disruption and to lead them into meaningful self-directed action for life on Earth.…

Climate and Social Change with Gay Nicholson and Peter Bardaglio

By Ryan Clover | April 21, 2017

This week we were joined by Gay Nicholson from Sustainable Tompkins and Peter Bardaglio from the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI).  We talked about the impacts of climate change and the upcoming People’s Climate march. Both Gay and Peter shared some background on their organizing in Tompkins County area. We talked about the meaning of large…

John Dennis – Salt Mining Under Cayuga Lake

By Ryan Clover | April 11, 2017

This week we had John Dennis on the show to talk about the health of Cayuga Lake, specifically related to salt mining. He’s a resident of Lansing, an environmental planner, and for the last few years has been working pro-bono to monitor lake health. He joins us to talk a bit about the history of…

Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee

By Nic Belott | February 28, 2017

On the second half of our show we are joined by  Dr. Allison Stokes.  She one of the leaders of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee, and is here to tell us about their nine years of success and struggles of environmental activists and town board members  — in passing a local law to close…

Interview with Energy Justice Network

By Nic Belott | February 14, 2017

On the second half of our show we are joined by Alex Lotorto.  Alex is the program coordinator with the Energy Justice Network, which is active in Pennsylvania and southern New York.  Alex is a longtime grassroots advocate working against the natural gas buildout in Pennsylvania – which has quietly grown by leaps and bounds…

Pat Dubin and Chuck Geisler on the Dryden Pipeline Project

By Ryan Clover | January 31, 2017

In this conversation, Pat Dubin & Chuck Geisler tell us about a campaign to stop a new gas pipeline in Dryden NY. “We are with the group Tompkins County Residents Against the Pipeline. We oppose construction of NYSEG’s West Dryden Road natural gas pipeline, more formally called the Freeville Lansing Reinforcement Project. 27 things to consider before…

Today – Interview with Brennon Nastacio

By Ryan Clover | January 17, 2017

On today’s show we’re joined by Brennon Nastacio – a water protector at Standing Rock who disarmed a Dakota Access security contractor attempting to infiltrate the resistance camps in late October. A video shows Brennon Nastacio convincing a security contractor to stop pointing a loaded AR-15 assault rifle at a crowd of peaceful protesters. Now, instead…

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