Saturday, November 27, 2021


Don't want the hassles of Black Friday - consider a refurbished gift this year; day after Thanksgiving travel could be messy - and supporters regroup for recreational marijuana in South Dakota.


Big retailers predict an historic holiday shopping season, but small businesses are not sharing that optimism, and economists weigh in on what s behind the nation's labor shortages.


South Dakota foster kids find homes with Native families; a conservative group wants oil and gas reform; rural Pennsylvania residents object to planes flying above tree tops; and poetry debuts to celebrate the land.

Emily Scott


Emily Scott is a reporter and producer in Philadelphia. She previously worked at WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station and is a 2018 graduate of Temple University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Languages Spoken: English, French

Topic Expertise: Public health, environment, politics & policy, social justice

Local Expertise: Philadelphia, Delaware Valley

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Demographic Expertise: Communities impacted by gun violence; young people; urban communities; communities impacted by climate change


Latest Work

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November Cleanup Campaign Targets Trash in PA Waterways

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AR Leads Multistate Research on Kids' Long-Haul COVID Cases

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PA Lawmakers Consider Bills to Keep Parks Programming Afloat

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Scranton Teachers Rally in Harrisburg as Strike Enters Seventh Day

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Environmental Orgs Appeal Permit for Gas-Fired Power Plant in Southwest PA

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AARP CT Grants Support Enhancing Outdoor Rec, Community Spaces

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The latest round of an AARP Connecticut program will provide grants of up to $5,000 to organizations and municipalities improving …

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