Jeff Brady http://wvxu.org en Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value http://wvxu.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 29200 at http://wvxu.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://wvxu.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 28838 at http://wvxu.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding http://wvxu.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 28126 at http://wvxu.org EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy http://wvxu.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 27481 at http://wvxu.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor http://wvxu.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 26890 at http://wvxu.org Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor