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Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Description:

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 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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Episode for August 18, 2017

8/18/2017
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The mayor, the money, and the lead problem in Pittsburgh's drinking water. Plus, a summer job program gets kids out into an underserved community to talk to residents about lead exposure. And, ready, set, eclipse!

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Episode for August 11, 2017

8/11/2017
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In this episode, the story of the doctor who first sounded the alarm about lead poisoning in kids. Plus, a former Republican congressman is trying to rally his party around a solution to climate change. And a heavenly tree that is more of a devil when it comes to native forests.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for August 4, 2017

8/4/2017
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In this episode, the contentious world of pipeline expansion. Plus, one of Pennsylvania's biggest state parks got its start as the brainchild of an Englishman. And an elusive shorebird is back, nesting in our region.

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Episode for July 28, 2017

7/28/2017
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In this episode, a Pittsburgh advocacy group draws attention to the mistreatment of urban wildlife. Also, an Ohio city is repurposing a closed highway into public green space for a marginalized community. Plus, how one Chicago neighborhood is mitigating the risk of climate change-induced flooding. Listen to this episode (29:00) Stories in this episode

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for July 21, 2017

7/21/2017
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This week we bring you some of the best stories from our Headwaters series, looking at how the Ohio River could be a model for how to clean up our polluted waterways.

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Episode for July 14, 2017

7/13/2017
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In this episode, our Hazardous to Your Health series wraps up with a look at Shell's ethane cracker and air pollution. Plus, a group of volunteers wants to hold on to the greenspace in their neighborhood. And the impact of President Trump's proposed budget cuts on the Great Lakes.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for July 7, 2017

7/7/2017
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In this episode, federal action on climate change may have stalled, but there are places in America where climate change is still being taken seriously — cities. Plus, the complicated, and uncomfortable topic of climate change for Americans living along the shore. Listen to this episode (29:00) Stories in this episode

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Episode for June 23, 2017

6/23/2017
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In this episode, a conversation about race, class and environmental health. Plus we visit a nonprofit trying to give a voice to people who believe fracking is affecting their health. And if you’re confused about whether or not non-stick cookware is safe to use–don’t throw out your pots and pans just yet–we’ve get some advice from […]

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for June 16, 2017

6/16/2017
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In this episode, we look into what a loss in federal funding could mean for the Great Lakes. Plus, a researcher’s new theory about pollution and the fracking industry. And, while the Trump administration champions fossil fuels, the solar industry continues to boom. Listen to this episode (29:00) Stories in this episode

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Episode for June 9, 2017

6/9/2017
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This week, we continue our series Hazardous to Your Health. We hear from community activists who are literally sick of industrial pollution and are looking for solutions from people who've been through it. Plus, an environmental lawyer says Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement shouldn't surprise anyone--just look at some of his other policies. And is a new coal plant bucking the industry trend?

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for May 26, 2017

5/26/2017
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In this episode, we follow the natural gas pipeline and float down the Ohio River to bring you some of our favorite award-winning stories from the last year. Plus, President Trump promised to build a big, beautiful wall, but the cost might be greater for biodiversity than the price tag indicates.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for May 19, 2017

5/19/2017
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This week on the Allegheny Front, monarch butterflies are in big trouble. What can we do to help them? Plus there's pushback as nuclear energy struggles to stay relevant. Also some kids are so fed up with the President and Congress failing to act on climate change that they are suing. And finally, the world waits while Trump decides whether to break the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for May 12, 2017

5/12/2017
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In this episode, we go inside a hack-a-thon for cleaner water and investigate what the Trump administration means for public lands. Also, a climate scientist reminds us that the fossil fuel industry is following big tobacco's playbook.

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode for May 5, 2017

5/5/2017
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This week on The Allegheny Front, we look at new opportunities for miners in renewable energy. Plus more traditional environmental jobs are also paying off in coal country. And using data collected over years to understand new bird breeding behavior.

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Episode for April 28, 2017

4/27/2017
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This week, we hear voices on the environment from vastly different places. We talk to a writer in the coalfields of Kentucky, and go on an expedition with a sound artist capturing vibrations at the bottom of the Allegheny River. Plus we ask the big questions to Jared Diamond, a scientist who also happens to have a Pulitzer.

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