Jeff Brady http://nhpr.org en Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://nhpr.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 20:00:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 51364 at http://nhpr.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed http://nhpr.org/post/report-jerry-sandusky-case-was-unnecessarily-delayed Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A new report is calling into question how the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse investigation was handled. Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys. Now, Pennsylvania's attorney general says Sandusky could have been brought to justice sooner. NPR's Jeff Brady has this story.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: Reports that Jerry Sandusky was abusing children at circulated for years. So when he was arrested in 2011, Kathleen Kane had this question.<p>KATHLEEN KANE: What took so long? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:57:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 50736 at http://nhpr.org EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions http://nhpr.org/post/epa-propose-rules-deeply-cut-power-plant-emissions On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release. The EPA reportedly is seeking a 30 percent cut. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 49534 at http://nhpr.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor http://nhpr.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 08:02:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 48717 at http://nhpr.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American http://nhpr.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 20:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 47136 at http://nhpr.org Marathoners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing http://nhpr.org/post/marathoners-take-bostons-streets-after-last-years-bombing The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 47092 at http://nhpr.org Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon http://nhpr.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 12:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 47069 at http://nhpr.org Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part http://nhpr.org/post/marathon-safety-embraced-boston-most-part Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>This year's Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, and it will have a lot more security than in the past. Last year, of course, two bombs near the finish line killed three people and injured dozens more. Afterwards, Massachusetts authorities spent months developing a new security plan. The goal was to create an environment that's safe and secure but still allows people to have fun. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 47018 at http://nhpr.org Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims http://nhpr.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 20:47:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 46822 at http://nhpr.org Boston To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Last Year's Bombing http://nhpr.org/post/boston-pay-tribute-victims-last-years-bombing Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene, good morning.<p>One year ago today, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It became a target. As runners crossed the finish line just before 3:00 in the afternoon, two bombs exploded. Three people were killed and dozens more were wounded. This year the marathon is scheduled for next week. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 46770 at http://nhpr.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines http://nhpr.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 46750 at http://nhpr.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines Before Classes Even Begin, Mass Stabbing Leaves School Reeling http://nhpr.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 46479 at http://nhpr.org This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund http://nhpr.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 45955 at http://nhpr.org This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez http://nhpr.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 45566 at http://nhpr.org Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez Kiev Protesters Find Backup In Philly http://nhpr.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 23:46:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 43905 at http://nhpr.org