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Episode for April 20, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, scientists, nature lovers and filmmakers work to save Pennsylvania's iconic hemlocks. Plus, nano technology meets bird research. And, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing legislation aimed at getting Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.

Episode for April 13, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, will the Department of Energy throw a life jacket to a power company that relies on coal and nuclear energy? And a new organization will put birds front and center on the shores of Lake Erie. Plus, birders have big love for little saw whet owls.

Episode for April 6, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, fish, birds and mussels get their own business plan in Pennsylvania. Plus, big eaters cause nearly half the carbon footprint of food. And, there's a storm brewing over the Trump administration's proposal to expand drilling off of America's coasts.

Episode for March 30, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a Catholic nun whose spirituality is reflected in the stars, and rooted in the earth. Plus, how environmental and gas industry lobbyists work it at the state capitol. And, are emissions standards for vehicles outdated? 

Episode for March 23, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, doctors who say the evidence to end fracking is mounting. And, how manganese in the air got into the bodies of kids in East Liverpool, Ohio, and what the government is doing about it.

Episode for March 16, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, a food chain that begins with the booze in your glass, and ends with farm fresh salmon on your plate. And college students take on food waste--and their peers--in the dining hall. Plus, a new podcast takes a personal approach to air pollution.

Episode for March 9, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, as one local mine closes, coal miners struggle to maintain a way of life, and their livelihoods. And, how understanding the DNA of one little bird could help protect vulnerable species from a changing climate. Plus, fighting fake news with science literacy. (Photo: Kenneth Cole Schneider / flickr)

Episode for March 2, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, the Trump administration comes to Pennsylvania to talk about cleaning up abandoned mines. And, why some strike it rich in the natural gas patch and others strike out. Also, the state needs your help to track a new invasive species that is threatening PA's grape, hops and logging industries. (Photo: Reid Frazier)

Episode for February 23, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, how purple fields of lavender could bring some economic diversity to coal country. And, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University find that the Clean Power Plan might be less important than we thought. Plus, we learn a couple of moves from a unique winter sport enthusiast.

Episode for February 16, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, what's causing the recent surge in black lung disease in Appalachia? Plus, there's a delicate calculation that goes into environmental regulations for air pollution. . . but are the jobs saved worth the lives lost? 

Episode for February 9, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, there's a ban on fracking within the city of Pittsburgh. But the gas industry is moving into some of the city’s biggest suburbs. It's rekindling a debate about the risks and benefits of drilling. Plus, a conversation about savoring a food that has our heart….and protecting it from climate change. 

Episode for February 2, 2018

This week on The Allegheny Front, we're going all in on energy: how we make it, with either Chinese or American-made solar panels, and how we move it, with natural gas pipelines built through our region's unique topography.