In Pittsburgh, Gun Violence Remains a Persistent Problem

By Sept. 1, 2016, the city of Pittsburgh had 36 gun homicides, barely trailing deaths from 2014, one of the most violent years in city history. Here's a quick explainer video I produced for PublicSource on the issue of gun violence in Pittsburgh.


A Coal Plant Cleans Up In Indiana County, Pa.

Around the country, dozens of coal-fired power plants are racing to install pollution controls to comply with new mercury rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. But how do you keep 100,000 tons of coal-fired pollution out of the air? Basically, you install thousands of air filters. Produced for The Allegheny Front and Innovation Trail.


Troubled Kids, Powerful Drugs

PublicSource reporter Halle Stockton explains her latest investigative series about the powerful psychotropic drugs that are being prescribed to Pennsylvania's most chronic or violent youth offenders. Explore the series at http://publicsource.org/projects/juvierx.


How Nanotech Could Soon Replace Expiration Dates

Do you rely on the sell-by date to tell if your milk is fresh or go with the sniff test? A researcher at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is developing a new way of detecting freshness that could allow you to use your cell phone. Produced for The Allegheny Front and Innovation Trail.


The Hunt for Methane Leaks Goes High-Tech

Equipped with a high-tech van, researchers go mobile to detect methane leaks coming from Pennsylvania’s growing network of natural gas pipelines. Produced for The Allegheny Front and Innovation Trail.


After the Tornado, Things Lost and Found

After a deadly tornado struck their community on April 28, 2011, Glade Spring, Va. residents search through the rubble for bits of their lives. Produced for The Roanoke Times.


Vox Pop: Pittsburghers Sound Off On One Tough Winter

Harsh winters can be a fact of life here in Pittsburgh. This one was different, though. At least it felt that way. Plunging temps. Endless snow. Frozen pipes. Don't forget the cavernous potholes and worrisome reports of road salt shortages. But as spring approaches, we gave Pittsburghers the chance to offer some parting words on these past months of wintry misery. Produced for 90.5 WESA.