Corbett has a conversation in Philly, Trenton company looks to recycle dirty diapers

    Today might be known as the day Sarah Palin came to town, but there was plenty else happening today, too. Jesse Jackson was here, for starters. And Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett is in town this afternoon, as well. Catch up on what you missed with our half-hour radio program.

    New York’s attorney general announced today a lawsuit against the federal government over natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin, alleging several agenices did not do a full environmental review of the area. Susan Phillips will break down the suit and the two sides of the argument.

    Corbett was at the Academy of Natural Sciences today for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s “Conversation with the Governor,” led by WHYY Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane. Tom MacDonald’s got a review for us.

    In 2009, Americans threw away more than 3.8 million tons of disposable diapers. And as Trenton’s TerraCycle aims to keep those tons out of landfills, the company has piled up bags full of the dirty diapers in a corner of the office. Carolyn Beeler will talk to TerraCylce’s head of research and development about the comany’s mission to repurpose hard-to-recylce materials.

    Last year, Arts & Culture reporter Peter Crimmins found a treasure amid what a University of Pennsylvania student considered trash: a hard drive. That happened to be full of sensitive information and personal photos. Peter will tell us about “Penn Christmas” and what other kinds of goodies you can find in the dumpters before the leftovers are sold for charity.

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