As the Harrisburg reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania, Marie Cusick covers energy and environmental issues for public radio stations statewide. She’s also part of NPR’s energy and environment team, which coordinates coverage between the network and select member station reporters around the country. Her work frequently airs on NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Since 2012, Marie has closely followed the political, social, environmental, and economic effects of Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom. Her work has been recognized at the regional and national levels– honors include a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a national Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Previously, Marie was a multimedia reporter for WMHT in Albany, New York and covered technology for the station’s statewide public affairs TV show, New York NOW. In 2018, she became StateImpact’s first FAA-licensed drone pilot.
Katie Colaneri is a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania and WHYY in Philadelphia covering energy and the environment. Before joining StateImpact, Katie worked as an investigative and enterprise reporter at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey. She covered some of New Jersey's biggest stories including the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, as well as the day-to-day triumphs and struggles to revitalize state's largest city. A native of New Jersey with roots in South Central Pennsylvania, Katie holds a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College.
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A view of the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pa.
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View of the Delaware River from Bucks County, Pa.
George Washington leading his soldiers across icy currents. That time you caught “the big one.” Whatever you think of when you hear the words “Delaware River,” the StateImpact Pennsylvania reporting team wants to hear from you. And to invite you to think deeply about the role our rivers play in our lives.
Flowing more than 300 miles, the Delaware and its tributaries provide drinking water for 15 million people and a home to countless species. Farms and cities make their livelihood along the banks. What happens upstream in the Poconos affects the Delaware Bay. The watershed is our history and our health, our economic engine and life blood. It’s our playground and our battleground. JOIN US at WHYY in Philadelphia for an interactive discussion about our Delaware River Watershed. Meet StateImpact Pennsylvania reporters Katie Colaneri and Marie Cusick. Hear assessments of the watershed’s health from experts in environment, development, economy and energy. Ask questions and air your views. You’ll leave with a much richer sense of how the Delaware is doing.
Speakers will include Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum, Patty Elkis of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Peter Wulfhorst from Penn State University’s Pike County Cooperative Extension and former Philadelphia Director of Commerce Stephen Mullin.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at our building on Independence Mall. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Registration is required and available online here.
Can’t join us in Philadelphia? Catch the event live online by clicking here Thursday at 7p.m.: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/81u8x StateImpact: The Delaware River Watershed Healthy or At Risk? Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) WHYY 150 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Climate Solutions, a collaboration of news organizations, educational institutions and a theater company, uses engagement, education and storytelling to help central Pennsylvanians toward climate change literacy, resilience and adaptation. Our work will amplify how people are finding solutions to the challenges presented by a warming world.