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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 April 20, 2018

4/20/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, scientists, nature lovers and filmmakers work to save Pennsylvania's iconic hemlocks. Plus, nano technology meets bird research. And, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing legislation aimed at getting Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for April 13, 2018

4/13/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, will the Department of Energy throw a life jacket to a power company that relies on coal and nuclear energy? And a new organization will put birds front and center on the shores of Lake Erie. Plus, birders have big love for little saw whet owls.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for April 6, 2018

4/6/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, fish, birds and mussels get their own business plan in Pennsylvania. Plus, big eaters cause nearly half the carbon footprint of food. And, there's a storm brewing over the Trump administration's proposal to expand drilling off of America's coasts.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for March 30, 2018

3/30/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a Catholic nun whose spirituality is reflected in the stars, and rooted in the earth. Plus, how environmental and gas industry lobbyists work it at the state capitol. And, are emissions standards for vehicles outdated?

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for March 23, 2018

3/23/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, doctors who say the evidence to end fracking is mounting. And, how manganese in the air got into the bodies of kids in East Liverpool, Ohio, and what the government is doing about it.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for March 16, 2018

3/16/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a food chain that begins with the the booze in your glass, and ends with farm fresh salmon on your plate. And college students take on food waste--and their peers--in the dining hall. Plus, a new podcast takes a personal approach to air pollution.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for March 9, 2018

3/10/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, as one local mine closes, coal miners struggle to maintain a way of life, and their livelihoods. And, how understanding the DNA of one little bird could help protect vulnerable species from a changing climate. Plus, fighting fake news with science literacy. (Photo: Kenneth Cole Schneider / flickr)

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for March 2, 2018

3/3/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, the Trump administration comes to Pennsylvania to talk about cleaning up abandoned mines. And, why some strike it rich in the natural gas patch and others strike out. Also, the state needs your help to track a new invasive species that is threatening PA's grape, hops and logging industries. (Photo: Reid Frazier)

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for February 23, 2018

2/23/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, how purple fields of lavender could bring some economic diversity to coal country. And, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University find that the Clean Power Plan might be less important than we thought. Plus, we learn a couple of moves from a unique winter sport enthusiast.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for February 16, 2018

2/17/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, what's causing the recent surge in black lung disease in Appalachia? Plus, there's a delicate calculation that goes into environmental regulations for air pollution. . . but are the jobs saved worth the lives lost?

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for February 9, 2018

2/10/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, there's a ban on fracking within the city of Pittsburgh. But the gas industry is moving into some of the city’s biggest suburbs. It's rekindling a debate about the risks and benefits of drilling. Plus, a conversation about savoring a food that has our heart….and protecting it from climate change.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for February 2, 2018

2/2/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we're going all in on energy: how we make it, with either Chinese or American-made solar panels, and how we move it, with natural gas pipelines built through our region's unique topography.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for January 26, 2018

1/26/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, last year was the second hottest on record, according to NASA. It's a continuation of the rapid warming trend of the last 40 years. So how is Pennsylvania faring? Plus, what does Trump's solar energy tax mean for the state?

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for January 19, 2018

1/20/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, when you live on an island like, say in the Great Lakes, everything from what you do with your trash to where you build becomes REALLY important. And a little gray bird that hangs around winter bird feeders has a diet many of us might envy--an all-day buffet.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for January 12, 2018

1/12/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a controversial new rule that would clarify how farmers treat organic poultry might never make it to the chicken coop. And to some people's dismay, natural gas production is ramping up in Pennsylvania, in part, because of a pipeline boom. Plus, the rock salt that you put onto your sidewalk is making our freshwater saltier. And that's not good.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for January 5, 2018

1/5/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we're revisiting stories from our environmental health reporting over the last year. From fracking to urban sustainability, these are stories from our Hazardous to Your Health series--looking at pollution in Pittsburgh's communities--and solutions to those problems.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for December 29, 2017

12/29/2017
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President Donald Trump loves coal. He has given dozens of speeches saying, “My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal.” But what actually is clean coal? Depending who you ask, it could be a historical reference, a fantasy or an evolving technology.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for December 22, 2017

12/23/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we look at how Colorado regulates how far oil and gas wells must be from someone’s house. Many of the issues are the same on the ground there as in Pennsylvania, where we live in close proximity to the gas industry.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for December 15, 2017

12/15/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, environmental activists are wrestling with the demand for cheap natural gas. Plus, scientists look at novel ways to stop an invasive pest from killing hemlock trees. And many of us love glitter. But it's spreading more than holiday cheer in our waterways

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for December 8, 2017

12/8/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, bed & breakfasts and outfitters are starting to fill an economic void in communities, as other industries disappear. Plus, environmentalists protest the Trump administration's move to cancel the plan that reduces carbon emissions from power plants. And, The Department of Energy has proposed a plan to keep coal and nuclear plants from shutting down -- by shifting costs to ratepayers.

Duration:00:28:57

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