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How to Fund Open-Space Preservation in the Garden State: A Conversation

Tom Johnson | April 16, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts

A constitutional amendment is being generally endorsed, but some fear money may be siphoned off from other 'green' programs

Podcast on Power: Where Does New Jersey Get Its Electricity?
Tom Johnson and Alan Tu | December 12, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
NJ Spotlight energy writer talks power production with content partner WHYY/NewsWorks
One Year Ago, Sandy Visited the Jersey Shore – and Changed It Forever
Scott Gurian | October 22, 2013 | Podcasts, Sandy
Reporter Scott Gurian takes part in a discussion looking back at the superstorm and examining its legacy
Podcast: New Jersey Recovery Fund Awards Nearly $4 Million in Grants
Staff of NJ Spotlight | August 8, 2013 | Podcasts
Funding goes to nonprofits working in the arts, environment, and media
Podcast: Online Testing for NJ Schools – Is It Worth It? Will It Work?
John Mooney | August 1, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
NJ Spotlight’s education writer discusses impact of tougher new standards and test requirements on students and taxpayers.
Podcast: Why the Lights Stayed On During NJ's Recent Heat Wave
NJ Spotlight Staff | July 25, 2013 | Podcasts
NJ Spotlight's energy & environment writer, Tom Johnson, explains what steps electric utilities have taken to prevent widespread outages.
Podcast: Atlantic City Hopes Its Luck Gets Better This Summer
NJ Spotlight Staff | June 6, 2013 | Podcasts
Boardwalk and casinos are back but poorer sections of city are still trying to recover.
Podcast: Facing Our Future
Tom Johnson | April 29, 2013 | Podcasts
NJ Spotlight's Tom Johnson digs into the details of recently released report from blue-ribbon panel.
Podcast: High-Stakes Testing Pressures Schools More Than Students
John Mooney | April 15, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
It's the adults in charge of testing, not the kids, who have failed so dismally -- according to WHYY/NewsWorks' editor.
Podcast: Newark Gets Loud at School-Reform Forum
John Mooney | March 22, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
Newark has become a hotbed of school reform, both for the district schools and for the rapidly growing number of charters.
Podcast: New Jersey's Offshore Wind Industry
Aaron Fischer | March 22, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
With $100 million tax credit out of the picture, analysts and experts scramble to see which way the wind blows.
Podcast: The Outlook for New Teacher Evaluations
John Mooney | March 14, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
Will controversial new rating system really be ready for implementation this fall?
Podcast: Conflict Over Charter Schools Flares Up Anew in Florence
John Mooney | February 13, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
Proposed expansion of alternative school sparks controversy, opposition.
Podcast: Fighting the Flu in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | January 17, 2013 | Healthcare, Podcasts
Doctors and Legislators are using a mix of high-tech tools and good common sense to deal with the outbreak
Podcast: Rolling Out Newark's New Teachers Contract
John Mooney | January 7, 2013 | Education, Podcasts
While initial implementation has gone fairly smoothly, some surprises have already been encountered.
Podcast: Rethinking and Rebuilding the Jersey Shore
Tom Johnson | December 13, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts, Sandy
Podcast: Privatization Plans for NJ State Lottery
Colleen O'Dea | December 10, 2012 | More Issues, Podcasts
Controversial scheme puts Assembly Democrats and Republicans at loggerheads.
Spotlight Podcast: Deconstructing the Camden 'Renaissance'
John Mooney | December 3, 2012 | Education, Podcasts
Renaissance Schools are not just an issue for Camden.
Podcast: The Camden Case and Camden's Kids
John Mooney | October 26, 2012 | Education, Podcasts
Arguing that children are in harm's way is not going to earn them a pass out of the district's schools.
Podcast: Cutting Down on Site Contamination
Tom Johnson | October 19, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
NJ Spotlight's Tom Johnson reviews the history and current status of key antipollution law.
Podcast: Early Evaluation for New Jersey Students
John Mooney | October 1, 2012 | Education, Podcasts
Why is New Jersey starting to test students in kindergarten, and what are the implications?
Spotlight Podcast: Camden Ground Zero for Renaissance Schools
John Mooney | July 25, 2012 | Education, Podcasts
Will Urban Hope Act bring, as promised, new and improved schools to the beleaguered city?
Spotlight Podcast: Electric Cars Charge Ahead, But Slowly in NJ
Tom Johnson | July 20, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
The technology is picking up steam but the state is still far behind in developing the infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles
Spotlight Podcast: Changing Nature of NJ’s Environmental Laws
Tom Johnson | July 12, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
Where do current laws fall behind on some of the state's top issues?
Spotlight Podcast: New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Law
John Mooney | July 9, 2012 | Education, Podcasts
Now that the state's anti-bullying law is broke, what happens to the protections it's meant to offer?
Spotlight Podcast: Debunking the Alimony Myth
Jonathan Zimmerman | July 5, 2012 | More Issues, Podcasts
WHYY Newsworks explores this contentious subject that reports persists in NJ’s divorce-reform drive.
Spotlight Podcast: Diverting Environmental Funds
Tom Johnson | May 11, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
In an effort to balance the budget without raising taxes, the Christie administration has made a practice of diverting funds from environmental projects.
Spotlight Podcast: Mount Laurel's Fate Still in Question
Nancy Solomon, NJ Public Radio | May 8, 2012 | More Issues, Podcasts
A just published study shows that affordable housing means a better life for residents.
Spotlight Podcast: Hydraulic Fracturing
Tom Johnson | April 23, 2012 | Energy & Environment, Podcasts
Spotlight Podcast: Atlantic City Smoking Ban
Beth Fitzgerald | April 13, 2012 | Healthcare, Podcasts
Atlantic City outlaws outdoor smoking, but it's still OK to light up in the casino
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