In this episode, we explore why artificial turf surfaces are sparking a health debate at some Pittsburgh-area schools and kick off a new series about efforts to improve the heavily polluted Ohio River.
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Stories in this episode
- A Bold New Vision for Restoring America’s Most Polluted River - A long legacy of industrial pollution has made the Ohio the archetype of a "working" river. But the National Wildlife Federation thinks the Ohio could be transformed into a recreation destination.
- Why Reimagining the Ohio River Could Be Critical to the Region’s Future - Interstate cooperation has been crucial to restoring waters in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. But so far, marshaling a regional effort to improve the Ohio River has proven difficult.
- ‘Crumb Rubber’ Fields Spark Health Debate at Pittsburgh-Area Schools - Pittsburgh-area schools have invested big money in modern artificial surfaces for football and soccer fields. But there's growing concern that they may pose a health risk.
- River Life on the ‘Edge of the Grid’ - Jason Fleming used to be a lawyer. Now he's the caretaker for a 40-slip marina on the Ohio River. And life has never been better.