The Allegheny Front

Episode for June 15, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a bid to fight climate change through our tastebuds. Plus, a new book asks urban Americans to consider the rural people and places that help power the country. And, stories of river hijinks and the boating life.

Episode for June 8, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, can a growing solar industry empower a region still dependent on fossil fuels? Plus, how does EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s faith shape his views on the environment? And, a surprise find in Pittsburgh's Frick Park gives conservationists hope.

Episode for June 1, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, we continue our series, Wild PA by going down into a cave, and out to the woods, where researchers are worried about how climate change is affecting some bird species. Plus, a mother who lost her son to a toxic chemical asks the government and hardware stores to ban it. 

Episode for May 25, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re handing the show over to our friends at Inside Energy. They’re a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues based in Colorado, where there’s been a lot of oil and gas development. We know something about that in Pennsylvania. So we’re sharing their podcast about living with the risks and benefits of fracking with you.

Episode for May 18, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a profile of a landowner on the frontlines of conservation. Plus, newly released emails show the Trump administration tried to stop the public from seeing a federal report on a toxic chemical. And, a plan to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to Pittsburgh.

Episode for May 11, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, fighting habitat loss with fire. And, Allegheny County is losing tree cover, and it won't be easy to replace. Plus, wet weather has caused landslides in our region, and it might be an expensive, ongoing problem. (Photo: Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA)

Episode for May 4th, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, as fracking moves west, so do the concerns from residents. And researchers are trying to learn more about an aquatic species that could help us clean up rivers, if only it wasn't so misunderstood. Plus, how well do you know your spring wildflowers?

Episode for April 27, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, our Wild Pennsylvania series continues with advice for living with the wildlife in our backyards. Plus, what is fracking doing to a songbird whose entire lifecycle depends on clean streams? And, the struggle to keep Lake Erie safe for all to enjoy.
The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front is an environmental reporting project covering issues in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.