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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 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


Episode for December 1, 2017

12/1/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, coal miners keep their faith in the Trump administration. Plus, a Pennsylvania family who leased their land for gas drilling wonders if their water was contaminated by fracking. And, some say humans are creating a distinct geologic epoch. A new museum exhibit looks at what that means for the future of the planet.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for November 24, 2017

11/24/2017
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke likes to compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt, the father of the modern conservation movement. But Zinke is making headlines for rolling back land protections. This week on a special Allegheny Front, Teddy Roosevelt, Ryan Zinke and the philosophy behind our public lands.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we taste a plant-based burger made to fool meat-lovers. And we’ll travel to the Great Lakes for the wild rice harvest. Plus, how to reach across the aisle while you’re reaching for the stuffing.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for November 10, 2017

11/10/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, a new book uses Pittsburgh as the model for a sustainable future. Plus, new reporting on a very old, entrenched issue. And, the creature that is literally sucking the life out of fish in the Great Lakes.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for October 27, 2017

10/27/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, the making of a climate activist. And, a chilling case of sexual harassment in science. Plus, meet some creatures of the night. . . if you dare

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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In this episode, we come at climate change from a few different directions. And if it all feels like too much, how about starting with cleaning up in your own front yard.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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In this episode, a Clean Power Plan postmortem. Plus, as one community shifts from a coal economy to natural gas, a coal miner just a few dozen miles miles away wonders if he'll be laid off again.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for October 6, 2017

10/6/2017
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In this episode, a listen-back to 23 episodes of Trump on Earth. From public lands to climate change, how has environmental policy changed under the Trump administration?

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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In this episode, do you have to be a scientist to hold a top science position in the Trump administration? Plus, a new art exhibit asks whether our region will see the same environmental problems and health impacts as Louisiana when the petrochemical industry comes to town.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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In this episode, the quiet dismantling of Obama's environmental legacy. Plus, local farmers take the stage at Farm Aid 2017. And pleased don't buy Japanese Barberry. The forests will thank you.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for September 15, 2017

9/15/2017
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In this episode, talking about climate change, even when you don’t want to. Plus, a garden that brings the history of the Underground Railroad alive.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for September 8, 2017

9/8/2017
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In this episode, on the prowl with two of our area's best orchid hunters. Plus, a sociologist tries to understand why red state voters seem to be so against environmental regulation.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for September 1, 2017

9/1/2017
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What’s left for people living in coal communities when their jobs disappear?

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for August 25, 2017

8/25/2017
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Climate change is changing our food. But who are the winners and losers when it comes to farming? And, there's a place in West Virginia where cold air rises right out of the rocks--like nature's refrigerator.

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