Jeff Brady

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Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.


A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American

Monday, April 21, 2014

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.


Marathoners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing

Monday, April 21, 2014

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.


Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.


Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part

Friday, April 18, 2014

Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.


Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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.


Boston To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Last Year's Bombing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.


After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines

Monday, April 14, 2014

The effort to replace thousands of miles of aging, corroded pipes — which could take decades and cost billions — is receiving fresh attention after an explosion last month in New York killed eight.


Before Classes Even Begin, Mass Stabbing Leaves School Reeling

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Police say that 20 people were injured — some of them critically — during a knife attack at a suburban high school outside Pittsburgh. A 16-year-old boy is in custody following the attack.


This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Credit card data breaches get a lot of attention, but payroll system data breaches can have even more damaging effects.


Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 1989 oil spill prompted changes in oil industry regulation and spill research. But oil companies today are working in more remote places than ever, from the Arctic to deep below the ocean floor.


A Dubious Birthday For The Exxon Valdez

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Exxon Valdez spill prompted lawmakers and regulators to change how they oversee the oil industry. And while experts say the industry's safer now, riskier work continues to test the rules.


Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Companies want to know what you think of their product — and they're not afraid to ask. Surveys might be annoyingly pervasive to customers, but they provide valuable information for a low price.


State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal cleared a significant hurdle Friday. The State Department concluded the project would not significantly worsen the problem of climate change. The decision has angered environmentalists, who don't want the project to go through.


In Colorado, A Couple Finds Relief In Obamacare

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A small business owner and her husband expect to save big on health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Their monthly health insurance bill will drop by more than half once the policy they're buying on the Colorado health exchange takes effect.


Fuel Supply System Fixes Pick Up Gas After Superstorm Sandy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After Sandy hit the region around New York City last year, many residents had difficulty finding gas for their cars and generators. It's now clear there were problems all along the fuel supply chain. Policymakers have been examining what happened and how to prevent it in the future.


Penn State To Pay Nearly $60 Million To Sandusky Abuse Victims

Monday, October 28, 2013

Officials at Pennsylvania State University say the school will pay almost $60 million to 26 men over their claims that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.


Cash-Strapped Philadelphia Schools Ask Parents To Fill Gaps

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Philadelphia school system was forced to cut millions of dollars from its budget, lay off hundreds of employees and shutter nearly two dozen schools to help close a billion dollar shortfall. Some principals are asking parents to "contribute" as much as $600 per student to help pay for basic supplies and the school superintendent threatened to delay the start of classes this month until the city kicked in $50 million to cover the minimum level of staffing.


Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Amish are perceived as shunning technology, but it's more complicated than that. Many Amish communities embrace newer technologies such as power tools and word processors, but only after determining they won't harm the community or disrupt family life.


States Target Hybrids As Gas Tax Revenues Ebb

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Americans are using less gasoline, and that affects how much money is available for constructing and repairing highways. Some states are levying taxes and fees on hybrids and electric cars to make up for lost revenue.