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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 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 November 3, 2017

11/4/2017
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In this episode, factoring climate change into the infrastructure equation. And, a group of activists demand health officials rein in air pollution from one of the region's biggest polluters. Plus, connecting the dots between a town's air quality and low student academic achievement.

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.

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.

Duration: 00:28:57


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.

Duration: 00:28:57


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

Duration: 00:28:57


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

Duration: 00:28:57

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