Marielle Segarra was WHYY's Keystone Crossroads reporter. She reported for the multi-station partnership on urban policy, crumbling infrastructure and how distressed Pennsylvania cities are bouncing back. As a freelance radio reporter, her stories have also aired on Latino USA, WNYC, WBUR and other NPR member stations.
Before WHYY, Marielle was an editor at CFO, a corporate finance magazine in New York. She’s also a former intern for WBUR in Boston and WRNI in Providence.
Marielle studied nonfiction writing at Brown and graduated in 2010. She grew up in Levittown, New York, home of Billy Joel and the suburb. She prides herself on her ability to make conversation with anyone/anything (including goats).
The city of nearly 90,000 is making an effort to become bike-friendly as a way to cater to existing residents — many of whom bike because they have to.
In the '70s, Dr. Herbert Needleman made a discovery that changed how people think about lead. His work led to a ban on lead in gasoline. But as seen in Flint, Mich., lead poisoning is still a concern.
Philadelphia has tried and failed to lure developers to revamp its waterfront. So now it's sprucing it up on the cheap: a roller rink, string lights, hammocks and beer vendors. And it's working.