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Jennifer Szweda Jordan hosts The Allegheny Front - a weekly public radio program covering environmental issues in Pennsylvania. The half-hour program has a magazine format with sound-rich feature stories, in-depth news reports, interviews and commentaries that include voices from the community, experts in the field and elected officials to give a broad view of the environment and impacts to communities in Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Szweda Jordan hosts The Allegheny Front - a weekly public radio program covering environmental issues in Pennsylvania. The half-hour program has a magazine format with sound-rich feature stories, in-depth news reports, interviews and commentaries that include voices from the community, experts in the field and elected officials to give a broad view of the environment and impacts to communities in Pennsylvania.
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Pittsburgh, PA

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Jennifer Szweda Jordan hosts The Allegheny Front - a weekly public radio program covering environmental issues in Pennsylvania. The half-hour program has a magazine format with sound-rich feature stories, in-depth news reports, interviews and commentaries that include voices from the community, experts in the field and elected officials to give a broad view of the environment and impacts to communities in Pennsylvania.

Language:

English

Contact:

67 Bedford Square Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-697-2933


Episodes

Episode for September 21, 2018

9/21/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, building infrastructure to withstand super storms and the new normal. Plus, planning for climate change at the airport. And, a new book of poetry and photographs looks at the risks and benefits after a decade of fracking in Pennsylvania. The post Episode for September 21, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for September 14, 2018

9/14/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a pipeline is about to go online but sinkholes, mud spills, and gas leaks have people concerned. And, western Pennsylvania is well known for coal and steel, but salt was also once big business. Plus, migrating birds perform a neat trick before they head south. The post Episode for September 14, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for September 7, 2018

9/7/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, regrowing forests and fields after fracking. Plus, grocery stores are one place to find food. And that apple tree along the sidewalk on your route to work is another. Plus, people of faith are joining the ranks of the People’s Climate Movement, which takes to the streets this weekend. The post Episode for September 7, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for August 31, 2018

8/31/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a look at the toxicity of hair care products marketed to African-American girls and women. And Pennsylvania's largest coal-fired power plant announces it is closing.... unless the Trump administration bails it out. The post Episode for August 31, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for August 24, 2018

8/24/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a fight simmers over 'exceptional' streams in the Poconos. Plus, conservationists are mobilizing to save a federal program that helps pay for things like access to clean streams, hiking trails and parks. And President Trump has unveiled his plan to replace the Clean Power Plan. What does it mean for our region? The post Episode for August 24, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for August 17, 2018

8/17/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, what will it take to clean up illegal dumping sites for good? Plus, we've all heard that Pittsburgh's air quality is much better than it was, but data show industry is still holding the region back from making progress on cleaner air. And 40 years ago this month, President Carter made history by declaring a man-made environmental disaster a federal health emergency. The post Episode for August 17, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for August 10, 2018

8/10/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, how farmers are helping keep a premier fly-fishing stream clean. And, there's a big difference in how American and English coal miners are reacting to the industry's decline. Plus, getting kids excited about river conservation can be as easy as giving them a paddle and a board. The post Episode for August 10, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:56

Episode for August 3, 2018

8/3/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, stories about our plastic problem -- from oceans full of plastic straws, to what’s piling up in landfills, and in our own recycling bins. The post Episode for August 3, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:58

Episode for July 27, 2018

7/27/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, Native American burial sites, gas wells and private property rights. And satellite imagery shows just how much land in Appalachia has been disturbed by mountaintop removal mining. Plus, we know about a great hot dog stand. But you have to take a river tube to get to it. The post Episode for July 27, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for July 20, 2018

7/20/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, one small town takes action in the face of large scale agriculture. Plus, young people take to the streets--and to lawmakers offices--to make their concerns about global warming heard. And the environmental legacy of Fred Rogers. (Photo: Julie Grant) The post Episode for July 20, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s Pick. Should Environmentalists Be Worried?

7/20/2018
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What do we know about Judge Kavanaugh’s record on environmental cases? And what does a court without Kennedy mean for climate change? The post Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s Pick. Should Environmentalists Be Worried? appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:31:48

Episode for July 13, 2018

7/13/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, the battle to stop an invasive insect from spreading is on. Plus, Scott Pruitt is out as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, but will his replacement be any different? And we visit a summertime celebration where you can really feel the earth between your toes.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for July 6, 2018

7/7/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a special look at how we humans relate to wildlife. We bring you stories about the Endangered Species Act, animal migration on the southern border, and the origins of the Teddy Bear.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for June 29, 2018

6/29/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, can cities take the lead on climate change? Plus, we have a look at what the Farm Bill moving though Congress could mean for conservation. And, taking advantage of nature’s free, summertime buffet. (Photo: Jennifer Szweda Jordan) Listen to this episode (29:00): Stories in this episode

Duration:00:28:55

Episode for June 22, 2018

6/22/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, fracking comes to a popular hiking trail. Plus, an artist draws colorful frogs and salamanders to connect people to conservation. And Pennsylvania state conservation officials release a plan to confront climate change on public land.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for June 15, 2018

6/15/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a bid to fight climate change through our tastebuds. Plus, a new book asks urban Americans to consider the rural people and places that help power the country. And, stories of river hijinks and the boating life.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for June 8, 2018

6/8/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, can a growing solar industry empower a region still dependent on fossil fuels? Plus, how does EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s faith shape his views on the environment? And, a surprise find in Pittsburgh's Frick Park gives conservationists hope.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for June 1, 2018

6/1/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we continue our series, Wild PA by going down into a cave, and out to the woods, where researchers are worried about how climate change is affecting some bird species. Plus, a mother who lost her son to a toxic chemical asks the government and hardware stores to ban it.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for May 25th, 2018

5/27/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re handing the show over to our friends at Inside Energy. They’re a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues based in Colorado, where there’s been a lot of oil and gas development. We know something about that in Pennsylvania. So we’re sharing their podcast about living with the risks and benefits of fracking with you.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a profile of a landowner on the frontlines of conservation. Plus, newly released emails show the Trump administration tried to stop the public from seeing a federal report on a toxic chemical. And, a plan to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to Pittsburgh.

Duration:00:28:57