Unraveling of America’s Suburbs, Alopecia and Hair Loss, Alternatives to Salting Sidewalks

With recent heavy snowfall throughout the region, there’s lots of slushy salt on roads and sidewalks, keeping pedestrians and drivers safe. While salting can be good for our commutes, it has a damaging effect on the environment and local waterways. We’ll talk with Stroud Water Research Center scientist John Jackson about the impacts and alternatives.

A house in the suburbs with great schools and safe, green neighborhoods was once the pinnacle of the American dream. But education journalist Benjamin Herold argues the suburbs are in decline. He followed five very different suburban families across the U.S. and says crumbling infrastructure, poor schools, and divisive politics have led to the disappearance of opportunities – especially for Black and brown households. Herold’s new book is Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs.

The pressure to conform to certain beauty standards can be exhausting and especially demanding for people in the public eye. CBS News Philadelphia reporter and anchor Aziza Shuler is forging her own path, opening up about her journey with the autoimmune condition Alopecia, which causes hair loss. She joins us to talk about why bald is beautiful.

  • January 22, 2024
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