Bill Heltzel http://wesa.fm en Donora Plant Houses Huge Volumes of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer http://wesa.fm/post/donora-plant-houses-huge-volumes-ammonium-nitrate-fertilizer <p>After 30 tons of fertilizer detonated in West, Texas last April, investigators are looking into the cause of the explosion that killed fifteen people, including twelve firefighters and emergency responders.&nbsp; <a href="http://publicsource.org/investigations/explosives-maker-pa-has-400-times-more-ammonia-than-west-texas-plant">PublicSource reporter Bill Heltzel</a> has been investigating chemical plant <a href="http://www.dynonobel.com">Dyno Nobel</a> in Donora, PA, and gauging the town’s understanding of hazardous substance safety.&nbsp; United Steel Workers safety officer Kim Nibarger represents union workers at the plant.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:34:54 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13558 at http://wesa.fm Donora Plant Houses Huge Volumes of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer Protection From Abuse: Recognizing Child Abuse and Reporting It http://wesa.fm/post/protection-abuse-recognizing-child-abuse-and-reporting-it <p></p><p>Last summer, our content partner Public Source investigated allegations of sexual abuse against a former high school English teacher and coach, <a href="http://publicsource.org/investigations/zimmerman-child-sex-abuse-case-shows-importance-of-reporting">David Scott Zimmerman</a>. The story brought up questions of how abusive behavior goes unreported in schools. Now, with a <a href="http://blog.papartnerships.org/index.cfm/2013/3/27/Senate-Unveils-Child-Protection-Measures">package of 16 bills</a> on child abuse in the legislature and the <a href="http://www.childprotection.state.pa.us/Resources/press/2012-11-27%20Child%20Protection%20Report%20FINAL.pdf">results</a> of a statewide task force on child protection, we take a look at <a href="http://publicsource.org/investigations/former-coach-with-troubled-past-works-with-teens-again">the latest</a> with the Zimmerman case and talk about ways to recognize the warning signs of potential sexual abuse. How do you teach your kids to speak up on questionable behaviors? And what questions should parents be asking before they let another adult spend time with their child? Joining us for the discussion, Public Source investigative reporter <strong>Bill Heltzel</strong>&nbsp; and <a href="http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Berger,+Rachel+P.,+MD,+MPH"><strong>Dr. Rachel Berger</strong></a>, a Pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and member of the statewide task force on child abuse. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7503 at http://wesa.fm Protection From Abuse: Recognizing Child Abuse and Reporting It