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Our 29-minute program airs weekly on radio stations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Find a listing HERE. Or, subscribe to our PODCAST, so you’ll never miss an episode.

James Gillin

Episode for July 22, 2022

Greene County residents who say their water has been contaminated from a fracking incident want action. We'll also hear about a PR campaign by natural gas companies that targets people of color. A farmer says a gas well is as loud as a jet engine. But the noise isn’t from fracking. It’s from supercomputers mining cryptocurrency.
Hattie Avery

Episode for July 15, 2022

Residents of a tiny coal town in West Virginia went without clean water for a decade until a California nonprofit stepped in. We revisit the story of a volunteer who tried to restore a stream until Sunoco began building the Mariner East pipeline. A new study finds urban woodlands are filled with invasive plants. Plus, how to spot poison hemlock, and news about a fracking incident.
Jeff Larkin

Episode for July 8, 2022

We talk with one reporter who says the Supreme Court EPA decision could result in more expensive regulations for power plants. We also take a closer look at why Pennsylvania and other states are suing the US Postal Service over a lack of electric vehicles in its plan to replace its fleet. And, researchers are using a program trained to identify bird species from hours of birdsong recorded in the forest to help with conservation.
Homer City Coal-fired power plant

Episode for July 1, 2022

Pennsylvania environment and energy leaders react to the Supreme Court’s EPA climate ruling. Plus, we revisit our stories in the series Farmers Wanted, which examines the challenges of cultivating a new generation of farmers in Pennsylvania. We also replay our conversation with the author of a speculative novel about survival after climate disaster and plastic pollution.
Justin Webb

Episode for June 24, 2022

Will a new regulation that curbs air pollution in the Mon Valley give residents more clean air days? And, a new study shows black lung disease in younger coal miners is caused by silica dust. A discussion on the catastrophe that coal has left behind. Plus, a look at what could make agriculture a more sustainable job choice in the future. 
Twin Stupas

Episode for June 17, 2022

We visit a property in Butler County that was once plagued by acid mine drainage, but now it’s a paradise for migrating birds and art. We also talk with the author of a new bird guide that's for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Plus, a massive new proposal to build an LNG plant along the Delaware faces environmental justice concerns.

Episode for June 10, 2022

It's been years in the planning and building stages. Now, Shell's ethane cracker along the Ohio River is finally going online this summer. This week, we're talking to people in the communities surrounding the massive plant -- from neighbors who are fearful of pollution to others who are hopeful for new jobs. And, how one activist is looking to protect public health while others are preparing to keep an eye on the Ohio for plastic pollution from the plant.
Khadijah Bey

Episode for June 3, 2022

Pittsburgh is helping residents prepare for a rainier future. And community advocates want racist housing policies taken into account when planning for green infrastructure. Plus, the author of a new book says facing our emotions about the climate crisis is just as important as taking action.
native garden bed

Episode for May 27, 2022

Conservationists are working hard to save a plant so rare, few have ever seen it. And entomologist Doug Tallamy wants people to ditch half of their manicured, green lawn in favor of native plants to feed bees and other pollinators. We'll also meet members of a garden group who are gently encouraging people to retire their lawnmowers.
Student climate strike

Episode for May 20, 2022

We examine why the climate crisis is causing increased cases of anxiety. We also talk with a psychologist about managing those fears and moving towards solutions. And, how to help farmers who struggle with mental health issues. Plus, air pollution news for Allegheny County.