This week on The Allegheny Front, one small town takes action to preserve its water and air quality in the face of large scale agriculture. Plus, young people take to the streets–and to lawmakers offices–to make their concerns about global warming heard. And we take the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to learn about the environmental legacy of Mister Rogers. (Photo: Julie Grant)
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Stories in this episode
- Town Raises a Stink Over Factory Hog Farm - 2018 has been a record year for the number of hogs produced in the state. But for some communities, this isn't good news.
- Young Activists Want to Make Climate Change a Political Priority. Here’s Their Plan. - One key to their plan - energize young people to get involved to make local politicians take climate action.
- With Policy Change, Nearly a Third of Pennsylvanians Live in ‘Environmental Justice’ Areas - The Environmental Justice designation is aimed at protecting poor and minority communities that often bear the brunt of pollution. But the update leaves out oil and gas drilling operations.
- Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s Pick. Should Environmentalists Be Worried? - What do we know about Judge Kavanaugh’s record on environmental cases? And what does a court without Kennedy mean for climate change?
- Mister Rogers, the Quiet Environmentalist - If you thought Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was just a wimpy kids show about feelings, think again. According to a new book, it was subversive social commentary that took on all kinds of political issues.