On March 26th the U.S. Supreme Court began hearings on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Critics oppose many provisions, including the expansion of the Medicaid public health program, but the insurance mandate has gotten the most attention. That rule requires Americans to purchase coverage or pay a penalty. The justices will also weigh whether that penalty is... More »
StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration between WITF, WHYY and NPR. Reporters Scott Detrow and Susan Phillips will cover the fiscal and environmental impact of Pennsylvania’s booming energy economy, with a focus on Marcellus Shale drilling. Read their reports on this site, and hear them on public radio stations across Pennsylvania. More »
During infancy and early childhood, there are a lot of "What" questions that you can look up in a child care book.As adolescence approaches, parents grapple with questions that revolve around "When" and "How."This is the first of eight excerpts from the new book "Letting Go with Love and Confidence."
From a natural gas boom town to a staunchly resistant community, WHYY’s Kerry Grens, Susan Phillips and the NewsWorks team bring you to the places where the debate and the development of the natural gas industry are taking shape in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale.
In this third of eight excerpts from parenting guide "Letting Go with Love and Confidence":Sleepovers are becoming more routine, but parents should be thoughtful about preparing adolescents for the possible downsides.