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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 November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we're looking back at some of our favorite wildlife stories from the past year. From landowners stepping up to protect their acres from development for generations to come to the challenge of turning a former tourist attraction into the perfect bat cave. The post Episode for November 16, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for November 9, 2018

11/9/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, how some are looking to rebuild and re-green in the places coal left behind. Plus, we'll look at the environmental winners and losers after the midterm elections. And if you are going to bring up climate change this year at the Thanksgiving table, we have some tips for making that conversation matter. The post Episode for November 9, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for November 2, 2018

11/2/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, why children are uniquely vulnerable to climate change. And, millions of self-described environmentalists don't vote. What's up with that? Plus, do you know your rights when it comes to the environment? The post Episode for November 2, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for October 26, 2018

10/26/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, betting on the future of natural gas. And Pennsylvania's governor is positioning himself as a champion of green energy. But what has he done to make more renewable energy a reality in the state? For that matter, what will any of the candidates in the upcoming midterms do about the environment in Pennsylvania? The post Episode for October 26, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for October 19, 2018

10/19/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, socialists are headed to Harrisburg. And new technology tells researchers how pollution is changing what songbirds eat. Plus, this year some farmers are disappointed as they head out to their pumpkin fields. The post Episode for October 19, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, getting people to move from feelings to action on climate change. And a new documentary looks at the many threats to Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Plus, what's going on with the water in Flint, three years after the crisis? One woman's devotion to the Delaware River spans decades. The post Episode for October 12, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for October 5th, 2018

10/5/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, more than a billion gallons of frack waste-much of it from Pennsylvania-were injected into underground wells in Ohio just last year. Residents say they’ve had enough. And, it sounded like a good idea: train veterans to farm lavender on abandoned coal fields, transforming the landscape and their lives. Then the money dried up. The post Episode for October 5th, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:57

Episode for September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we're taking a closer look at the safety of pipelines, including the fatality rate of workers on the job building them. And, time is running out on the farm bill--a massive, 860-billion dollar piece of legislation that’s renegotiated every five years. Plus, why the Trump resistance keeps winning in court. The post Episode for September 28, 2018 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.

Duration:00:28:58

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