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Thursday, May 28, 4:00 PM EDT · 1 hour

WHYY Virtual Commons: Environmental Impact Report

May 28, 2020 at 04:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

There have been widespread reports of the positive impact quarantine has on the environment including lower carbon emissions, better air quality and reduced gasoline consumption. But will the improvements last?

In this installment of WHYY Virtual Commons we'll hear from WHYY StateImpact environmental reporter, Susan Phillips and energy reporter for the The Allegheny Front, Reid Frazier and NPR National Correspondent Jeff Brady to hear about the state of the state. The discussion will be moderated by WHYY Morning Edition host, Jennifer Lynn.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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WHYY StateImpact Reporter
Susan Phillips tells stories about the consequences of political decisions on people’s every day lives. She has worked as a reporter for WHYY since 2004, after graduating from the Columbia University School of Journalism. In 2010 Phillips produced an award-winning series on Pennsylvania’s natural gas rush called “The Shale Game.” She received a 2013 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also won seven Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with WHYY and StateImpact. In 2013/14 she spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She has also been a Metcalf Fellow, an MBL Logan Science Journalism Fellow and reported from Marrakech on the 2016 climate talks as an International Reporting Project Fellow. She has reported from Haiti, Costa Rica and Israel. In 2018 she travelled to Japan to report on energy issues as a fellow with the International Center for Journalists.
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Energy Reporter, The Alleghany Front
Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets. Reid is currently contributing to StateImpact Pennsylvania, a collaboration among The Allegheny Front, WESA, WITF and WHYY covering the Commonwealth's energy economy.
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NPR Correspondent, National Desk
Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers the mid-Atlantic region and energy issues. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.

Brady approaches energy stories from the consumer side of the light switch and the gas pump in an effort to demystify an industry that can seem complicated and opaque. Frequently traveling throughout the country for NPR, Brady has visited a solar power plant in the Nevada desert that lights casinos after the sun goes down. In 2017 his reporting showed a history of racism and sexism that have made it difficult for the oil business to diversify its workforce.

In 2011 Brady led NPR's coverage of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State—from the night legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired to the trial where Sandusky was found guilty.

In 2005, Brady was among the NPR reporters who covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His reporting on flooded cars left behind after the storm exposed efforts to stall the implementation of a national car titling system. Today, the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is operational and the Department of Justice estimates it could save car buyers up to $11 billion a year.

Before coming to NPR in September 2003, Brady was a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) in Portland. He has also worked in commercial television as an anchor and a reporter, and in commercial radio as a talk-show host and reporter.

Brady graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). In 2018 SOU honored Brady with its annual "Distinguished Alumni" award.
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Host, WHYY's Morning Edition
Jennifer Lynn is an award-winning broadcast journalist and host of WHYY’s Morning Edition. She’s a native Delawarean and graduate of Boston University who started her career in New Hampshire and Vermont.
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