Regional Roundup – 06/17/19

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SLF-spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) 4th instar nymph (red body) in Pennsylvania, on July 20, 2018. USDA-ARS Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

SLF-spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) 4th instar nymph (red body) in Pennsylvania, on July 20, 2018. USDA-ARS Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

Guests: Carlton Williams, Brandon Flood, Emily Swackhamer

On this week’s Regional Roundup: Philadelphia Department of Streets Commissioner CARLTON WILLIAMS joins us to talk about the latest efforts to crack down on Philadelphia’s illegal dumping problem. Then, Mary will speak with BRANDON FLOOD, an ex-convict who is now the secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons working to give a second chance to the incarcerated. We’ll also hear about the invasive spotted lanternfly – an insect that is causing headaches for growers across Pennsylvania. EMILY SWACKHAMER of the Penn State Horticulture Extension joins us.

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