Kerry Grens has been a health and science reporter at WHYY since 2007, filing stories for radio, tv and web. Her radio career began through a AAAS fellowship at KUNC in Colorado, and Kerry has since worked as a reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio and The Scientist magazine. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Marketplace, Voice of America and in Nature magazine, and she is a regular contributor to Reuters Health. Kerry's reporting has earned numerous awards from state chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the AP Broadcasters Association. Kerry has a bachelors degree in biology from Loyola University Chicago and a master's degree in biological sciences from Stanford University.
Until very recently Philadelphians recycled a dismal five-percent of their trash. But all that began to change a few years ago when the city stepped up its mandatory recycling program and cracked down on violators.