Journalist to give fracking talk

Ethan Zubkoff

Contributing Writer

An award-winning journalist will discuss fracking in Pennsylvania from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the University Bookstore.

Dr. Walter Brasch, the author of a recently released book entitled “Fracking Pennsylvania,” will lead a discussion about the economic, political, health, and environmental impacts of fracking.

Brasch will also talk about the impact of fracking on people who live outside the Marcellus Shale region.

Currently, Brasch is a syndicated social issues columnist as well as the host of a weekly radio series called “The Frack Report” on WFET in Scranton, Pa. Brasch formerly worked as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, writer-producer of multimedia productions, and professor of journalism and mass communications.

In “Fracking Pennsylvania,” Brasch interviewed numerous people within the fracking industry, including environmentalists, physicians, and scientists, and he investigated the corporate and political aspects of fracking.

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