Jeff Brady http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part http://news.stlpublicradio.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 35425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines http://news.stlpublicradio.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 35287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines Priest Released After Court Overturns Child Endangerment Charge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/priest-released-after-court-overturns-child-endangerment-charge Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In a Philadelphia courtroom today, a judge agreed to release a Catholic Church official who's serving prison time for his handling of sexual abuse claims. Last week, a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned Monsignor William Lynn's 2012 conviction. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: At trial, prosecutors said Monsignor William Lynn kept hundreds of abuse complaints secret rather than notify police. They said he re-assigned accused priests without warning the new parishes, and they argued that put more children at risk of abuse. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:27:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 32650 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill http://news.stlpublicradio.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 32107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill How Fracking In Pennsylvania Helps Clear The Air In New York http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-fracking-pennsylvania-helps-clear-air-new-york The state of New York effectively has a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing as the government figures out how to regulate the controversial drilling technology. Still, the state is benefiting from a fracking-fueled drilling boom in next-door Pennsylvania.<p>For decades, oil has been the fuel of choice for thousands of residential buildings in New York City. But now there are fewer chimneys spewing black smoke. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:06:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 31803 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Fracking In Pennsylvania Helps Clear The Air In New York Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/phase-two-bp-trial-focuses-amount-spilled-oil In a New Orleans courtroom this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=127868273">Deepwater Horizon explosion</a> in 2010.<p>Oil flowed from the out-of-control well for nearly three months. Just how much oil spilled will be key in determining the amount BP will have to pay in federal fines and penalties.<p>Attorneys for both the U.S. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 30492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil Deepwater Horizon Trial Enters Second Phase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deepwater-horizon-trial-enters-second-phase 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.<p>Oil giant BP was back in a New Orleans federal courtroom today, arguing over an issue that could cost the company billions of dollars in fines and penalties. This is part of the complex civil trial connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. This part of the trial focuses on how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico before crews succeeded in stopping the out-of-control well. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 30480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-pennsylvania-may-take-time In Pennsylvania, more than a half-million people who don't have insurance are waiting to hear whether the state will take advantage of a Medicaid expansion that's part of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The federal law would allow people earning up to <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm">138 percent of federal poverty guidelines</a> to sign up for Medicaid. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:44:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 30182 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amish-community-not-anti-technology-just-more-thoughful Many outsiders assume the Amish reject all<strong> </strong>new technology. But that's not true.<p>One Amish man in Lancaster County, Pa., checks his voicemail about four times a day. His shop is equipped with a propane-powered forklift, hydraulic-powered saws, cordless drills, and a refrigerated tank where milk from dairy cows is stored.<p>The difference between Amish people and most other Americans is the deliberation that takes place before deciding whether to embrace a new technology. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:12:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 29578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful Rail Industry Vows To Learn From Fiery Accident In Canada http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rail-industry-vows-learn-fiery-accident-canada Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>In the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, a grim search continues this morning amid the ash and debris left after a train carrying oil crashed into the town. As investigators try to figure out what caused the fiery accident, the question has emerged across the border: Could the same thing happen here in the U.S.? NPR's Jeff Brady reports.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: The U.S. and Canada have similar regulations governing railroads. In fact, the train involved in the Lac-Megantic accident travelled a route across the U.S.-Canada border. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:10:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 28235 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org