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Clairton Coke Works

Episode for June 9, 2017

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?
Clairton Coke Works in the distance

Episode for June 2, 2017

This week we begin a new series, Hazardous to Your Health. We'll visit two communities near Pittsburgh--each with a history of industrial pollution. And we'll talk with the people who live there about how their attitudes toward nearby Coke plants--and their emissions--are changing.

Episode for May 26, 2017

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.
Monarch butterfly

Episode for May 19, 2017

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.
Bears Ears National Monument

Episode for May 12, 2017

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.
Solar workers

Episode for May 5, 2017

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.

Episode for April 28, 2017

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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Episode for April 21, 2017

Think Earth Day was started by a group of tree-hugging hippies? That’s just part of the story. In this hour-long special, we explore the history of Earth Day—from the man who came up with the name to a clever bit of marketing that played a key role in bringing millions of people to the environmental movement.
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Episode for April 14, 2017

In this episode, we dig into some of Pennsylvania's deepest lessons in environmental history — from the '70s activists who gave Pittsburgh its cleaner air to the lost history of African-American environmentalism.