Jeff Brady http://wgcu.org en Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient http://wgcu.org/post/pa-hospital-sees-gun-fight-between-psychiatrist-and-patient <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Pa.+Hospital+Sees+Gun+Fight+Between+Psychiatrist+And+Patient&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 12763 at http://wgcu.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value http://wgcu.org/post/leased-solar-panels-can-cast-shadow-over-homes-value Installing solar panels on a house to generate electricity often costs $20,000 or more, and many homeowners have turned to leasing programs to avoid those upfront costs. But most leases are for 20 years, and that can present problems if someone wants to sell the house before the lease is completed.<p>Peter Auditore of El Granada, Calif., was happy with the leased solar panels he installed a few years back. When he decided to sell, he found a buyer who also appreciated the environmental benefits of solar panels. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 12368 at http://wgcu.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://wgcu.org/post/safety-changes-are-small-comfort-when-oil-trains-pass A fiery oil train derailment in Canada killed 47 people a year ago, prompting regulators and railroads in the U.S. to make changes. Some who live near where oil trains travel are still worried, though.<p><strong></strong>Amy Roe with the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club lives not far from where tank cars transport and store crude oil. Roe wishes the country would move away from fossil fuels faster. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:09:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 12046 at http://wgcu.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding http://wgcu.org/post/philly-schools-teeter-brink-layoffs-struggling-funding Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Once again, one of the most troubled school districts in the country is sounding alarm bells over funding. The head of the Philadelphia school district says he needs almost $100 million, and even that, he says, would just maintain a status quo he calls inadequate. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 11448 at http://wgcu.org EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy http://wgcu.org/post/epa-lays-out-centerpiece-obamas-climate-change-policy The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 10956 at http://wgcu.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor http://wgcu.org/post/pa-democrats-aim-spot-challenge-gop-governor Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.<p>Corbett is considered one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents right now, and a crowded field of Democrats is lined up in hopes of replacing him.<p>In his first term, Corbett apparently failed to wow Pennsylvania voters; his poll numbers remain consistently low. Mon, 19 May 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 10464 at http://wgcu.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill http://wgcu.org/post/keystone-pipeline-dispute-muddles-path-forward-energy-bill Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline has stalled progress on an unrelated bill in the U.S. Senate. Republicans want to attach a series of amendments, including approval for the pipeline to a bill about energy efficiency. But Democratic leader Harry Reid says the Keystone vote ought to be separate. And as NPR's Jeff Brady reports, the disagreement leaves the energy efficiency bill in limbo.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: It's been seven years since the last big energy bill passed through Congress and became law. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 10134 at http://wgcu.org A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American http://wgcu.org/post/year-tragedy-boston-marathon-laurels-go-american The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9536 at http://wgcu.org Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon http://wgcu.org/post/organizers-predict-huge-crowd-boston-marathon Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. In Massachusetts, nearly 36,000 runners are preparing for tomorrow's Boston Marathon. This year's race is a tribute to the three people who died in the bombing that happened shortly before 3 p.m. last year near the finish line. At least 260 other people were injured in the attack. Tomorrow, Boston city streets will again be lined with hundreds of thousands of spectators there to cheer on the runners, intent on reclaiming this year's race as a symbol of the city's resilience. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9492 at http://wgcu.org Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims http://wgcu.org/post/boston-mourns-tragic-anniversary-voices-victims One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9342 at http://wgcu.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines http://wgcu.org/post/after-deaths-renewed-focus-leaky-gas-pipelines After a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/12/289434505/firefighters-respond-to-building-collapse-in-new-yorks-harlem">gas explosion</a> last month in New York leveled two buildings and killed eight people, an old issue received new attention: aging natural gas pipelines that leak.<p>It can take decades and billions of dollars to replace old steel and cast-iron pipes with plastic ones, but some utilities are making that a priority.<p>In Philadelphia, after a long, cold winter, construction crews are back at work. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9306 at http://wgcu.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines Before Classes Even Begin, Mass Stabbing Leaves School Reeling http://wgcu.org/post/classes-even-begin-mass-stabbing-leaves-school-reeling Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And Melissa Block.<p>A 16 year-old boy is in custody after a knife attack at a high school near Pittsburgh left at least 20 people injured. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9147 at http://wgcu.org This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund http://wgcu.org/post/tax-season-fraudsters-may-target-your-refund You've already heard about thieves stealing credit card numbers, with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/19/255415230/breach-at-target-stores-may-affect-40-million-card-accounts">the Target stores theft</a> dominating the news headlines. But imagine what a thief could do with your company's payroll records. Those contain valuable information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, your address and how much you earn.<p>Gary Blatto-Vallee of Webster, N.Y., learned how damaging this type of data theft can be when he tried to submit his federal tax return. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:19:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 8862 at http://wgcu.org This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez http://wgcu.org/post/why-oil-drilling-both-safer-and-riskier-exxon-valdez A lot has changed for the energy industry since the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in 1989 and began spilling oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. The outcry over images of oil-soaked wildlife and a once-pristine shoreline dirtied by crude ushered in greater scrutiny of oil operations and increased interest in research on how to clean up oil spills.<p>But while regulation may be tighter and spill response more robust today, companies are working in more challenging environments than they were 25 years ago. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:20:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 8612 at http://wgcu.org Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement? http://wgcu.org/post/customer-surveys-are-here-stay-suggestions-improvement Call the cable company, and an automated voice wants to ask you about the experience. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:02:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 8122 at http://wgcu.org Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement? Kiev Protesters Find Backup In Philly http://wgcu.org/post/kiev-protesters-find-backup-philly Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Russia's president is also being criticized by Ukrainian-Americans watching the violent confrontations going on in their home country. Ukrainians in the U.S. tend to side with those protesting in Kiev's independent square. They're angry that President Viktor Yanukovych chose a closer relationship with Russia over a deal with the EU.<p>The Philadelphia area is home to more than 55,000 people of Ukrainian ancestry. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 7560 at http://wgcu.org State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming http://wgcu.org/post/state-department-keystone-xl-would-not-worsen-warming Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The Keystone XL oil pipeline may be closer to being built. The U.S. State Department's released an environmental impact statement that says the project would not make climate change any worse, and it's now up to President Obama to decide the fate of the pipeline. NPR's Jeff Brady reports that environmental groups and many Democrats want the president to reject the review's findings.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: The Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, almost 1200 miles south to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 6926 at http://wgcu.org Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames http://wgcu.org/post/much-north-dakotas-natural-gas-going-flames <em>A remarkable transformation is underway in western North Dakota, where an oil boom is changing the state's fortunes and leaving once-sleepy towns bursting at the seams. In a series of stories, NPR is exploring the economic, social and environmental demands of this modern-day gold rush.</em><p><em></em>North Dakota's oil boom isn't just about oil; a lot of natural gas comes out of the ground at the same time. But there's a problem with that: The state doesn't have the pipelines needed to transport all of that gas to market. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:27:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 6849 at http://wgcu.org Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel http://wgcu.org/post/temps-drop-gas-prices-rise-along-demand-fuel Cold weather this week has boosted demand for heating fuels across the country. Natural gas prices are up, especially in the Northeast. At one point prices for natural gas into New York City jumped nearly tenfold from an average winter price of $5.68 per million BTU to $55.49, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics company.<p>Part of the problem is getting the gas from where it's produced — these days, in places like Western Pennsylvania — to the population centers where it's burned. Sometimes there just aren't enough pipelines to meet the demand. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:53:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 6166 at http://wgcu.org As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill http://wgcu.org/post/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-2010-spill Oil giant BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed by businesses after the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>The total price tag for BP's oil spill is huge — $42.5 billion. At issue here is a fraction of that — but still a lot of money. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:12:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 5303 at http://wgcu.org BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill