What connects Philadelphia with Pittsburgh? Altoona with Allegheny National Forest? Harrisburg with Happy Valley? Amish Country with Coal Country?
Quite a lot, actually.
While most media in the state focus locally, Keystone Crossroads explores the stories that matter across the commonwealth, reported with all Pennsylvanians in mind. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating on this project to create in-depth and insightful journalism on key topics that reverberate from the Statehouse to the streets and back again: government accountability, public education, changing communities, and criminal justice.
A group of 145 dams are rated, in data supplied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as both high-hazard and in either poor or unsatisfactory condition.
3 hours ago
The school board election in Tamaqua was framed as a referendum on its controversial gun policy, which would be a first in the state.
6 days ago
It’s a milestone in the decades-long transformation from industrial, white working-class roots to a majority Latinx city trying to redefine itself.
1 week agoListen 4:32
Language within this year’s school code bill allows districts to withhold hot meals from students who accrue more than $50 in lunch debt.
2 weeks agoListen 3:24
The problem is especially dire in Berks County, where thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs need to be filled in coming years as baby boomers retire.
3 weeks agoListen 4:47
Superintendents say vulnerable children in Pa. lose critical links to the outside world and caring adults when their parents enroll them in cyber charters.
3 weeks agoListen 5:32
An ICE spokesman confirmed their deportation to the United Kingdom in a statement Wednesday evening.
4 weeks ago
The family says the Berks County-run facility is not equipped to care for a baby. Facilities are cold and normal caretaking items have been confiscated.
4 weeks ago
Some victims have used the program to put their fight with the church behind them. Others scoffed at the pricetag put on their trauma.
1 month agoListen 4:56
A former chairman of Pennsylvania’s Board of Education, Larry Wittig, has been permanently banned from US Olympic sports for sexual misconduct involving a minor.
1 month ago
In the midst of the second harvest under the trade war, Pa. farmers discuss how the policy affects them and what it takes to survive in an unstable and uncertain market.
1 month agoListen 5:06
Governor Tom Wolf talked about recent developments — or lack thereof — on gun restriction laws, legalizing recreational weed, education, the economy, the environment and more.
1 month agoListen 60:51
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has offered over $32 million to victims of sexual abuse so far — a number that’s likely to go up.
1 month ago
Those fleeing religious persecution and those who helped the U.S. in Iraq or Afghanistan are common among current refugees settling in Pennsylvania.
1 month agoListen 4:26
The moratorium was communicated through the nine volunteer agencies that work with the federal government to place and support refugees at sites across the country.
2 months ago