Biden’s Hydrogen Hubs, Celebrating Gospel Music, Door-to-Door Against Overdoses

Hydrogen hubs are coming to our region....but how clean is this clean energy? Plus, a celebration of gospel music through the Lifting Voices in Praise Grand Finale.

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A plant that burns hydrogen is visible

Long Ridge Energy Generation, in Hannibal, Ohio started burning hydrogen along with natural gas in this photo from April, 2022, sending electricity onto the mid-Atlantic grid. (Photo: Reid R. Frazier / The Allegheny Front)

The City of Philadelphia is going door to door, targeting Black and brown communities hoping to reduce spiking overdose deaths in these populations. They are trying to reach and teach 100,000 people about opioids and harm reduction. We hear from WHYY reporter Nicole Leonard about this project.

President Biden recently announced a billion-dollar funding deal for hydrogen hubs coming to our region. The hope is to create clean energy to power fleets of buses, garbage trucks, planes and more. But what is pink, green and blue hydrogen energy? And how clean is it? We’ll get our questions answered by Cory Budischak, Associate Professor at Temple University’s College of Engineering and Collin O’Mara, board chair for MACH2 – the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub.

WHYY’s Lifting Voices in Praise competition celebrates gospel music performers from across the Delaware Valley, showcasing soloists, ensembles and choirs of all ages and backgrounds. Our own Cherri Gregg co-hosted the grand finale this weekend, and takes us behind the scenes, shares interviews with the competitors, and reveals the winning performances.

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