In this episode, we hear the story of a young environmentalist returning to her Pennsylvania hometown, where the issues that drove her away to begin with are now driving her back.
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Stories in this episode
- How a Philadelphia Doctor Changed the Way We Think About Lead Poisoning - Prior to the 1950s, doctors thought lead poisoning was mostly a risk for industrial workers. Then, a doctor's hunch to test kids for lead revealed the issue was far more widespread than anyone had imagined.
- Coming Home To Coal Country - A young environmentalist returns to her Pennsylvania hometown, where the issues that drove her away to begin with are now driving her back.
- Getting By After the Fracking Boom - StateImpact Pennsylvania returns to the small town of Towanda, where four years ago, fracking was pumping big money into the local economy. But how are residents faring now that the boom has turned bust?
- This Guy Isn’t Shy About Swimming in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers - Open-water marathon swimmer Darren Miller says it's about time Pittsburghers stopped being freaked out about swimming in their signature waterways.