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The Allegheny Front

Episode for November 2, 2018

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? 

Episode for October 26, 2018

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?

Episode for October 19, 2018

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.

Episode for October 12, 2018

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.

Episode for October 5th, 2018

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. 

Episode for September 28, 2018

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. 

Episode for September 21, 2018

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.

Episode for September 14, 2018

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.

Episode for September 7, 2018

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. 

Episode for August 31, 2018

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 Allegheny Front

The Allegheny Front

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