Jeff Brady http://wncw.org en Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value http://wncw.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 37385 at http://wncw.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://wncw.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 37016 at http://wncw.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed http://wncw.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 36570 at http://wncw.org Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding http://wncw.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 36310 at http://wncw.org EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy http://wncw.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 35717 at http://wncw.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor http://wncw.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 35136 at http://wncw.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill http://wncw.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 34764 at http://wncw.org A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American http://wncw.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 34067 at http://wncw.org Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon http://wncw.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 34012 at http://wncw.org Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims http://wncw.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 33840 at http://wncw.org