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The Allegheny Front: New Canoe Record, Marcellus Shale For School, World E Day

The Allegheny Front radio program added three new offering this week online-- first an attempt by Venture Outdoors in Pittsburgh to break the canoe/kayak flotilla record, an effort by school districts to cash in on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling for revenue and more on World Environment Day in Pittsburgh.

World Record: A new world record may be broken in Pittsburgh on June 5th. Venture Outdoors, a Pittsburgh-area organization that promotes outdoor activities, is trying to create the world's largest canoe and kayak flotilla. The Allegheny Front's Kate Malongowski pushes off from the Allegheny River and paddles with Venture Outdoors' program director John Lucadamo for a preview.  Click here to listen to story.

School Funding: As the school year comes to a close, many school districts across Pennsylvania face budget shortfalls. Students at Sto-Rox High School near Pittsburgh, working with Earth Force, an environmental education group and The Allegheny Front, report on how schools are looking to fill their budget gaps with revenue from gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Sto-Rox Senior Candy Thornton has more.  Click here to listen to story.

World Environment Day: The finale of World Environment Day in Pittsburgh is the Water Matters Global Water Conference on Thursday, June 3. Organizers expect 700 attendees at the event, being held at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Court Gould, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, is one of the organizers with the World Environment Day Partnership. He speaks with The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan about the water conference.  Click here to listen to story.



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