Saturday, September 5, 2015


POSTED: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 2:35 AM
Filed Under: Policy

Here is a guest blog from a familiar face to Citizen Hunter, Brady Russell, who works with clean water action.

A little while back, I drove up into Dimock, Pennsylvania, to meet with a retired teacher who's worried that drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation that's more than a mile down beneath most of Pennsylvania, has made her water undrinkable and her land unsellable. She and her husband moved to Dimock to build a home
and retire together in the peace and quiet, but she's beginning to worry that she made a mistake.

The teacher's name is Victoria Switzer, and I videotaped her talking about the Dimock Drilling Project, by Cabot Oil and Gas, a Texas Company, earlier this year. Clean Water Action Pennsylvania put together the video to give folks a sense of what they can look forward to if the gas man comes to their neighborhood.

POSTED: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 5:58 PM
Filed Under: Food | Policy

Sorry I have not posted in a week - I was traveling a lot and it was difficult to get online.  A shame since this amazing email has been sitting in my inbox.  I asked Gail to write a piece for Citizen Hunter (which I'm cross-posting on Earth to Philly tonight) since I recently read her funny, uplifting and super-smart book Cancer is a Bitch!

As I am sure you noticed I have written about the topic more than usual lately as a close family member is in the throes of this terrible disease.  Gail and her book is just what the doctor ordered.  I figured she'd write me a summary of her book to post but she didn't.  So check out what she wrote, because she is frustrated and wants to get moving with her plan to implement change!

So read on and then go get her book Cancer is a Bitch: (Or I'd rather be Having a Midlife Crisis)  - it rocks!

Flaiva Colgan @ 5:58 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
About this blog
Flavia Colgan is an editorial board member of the Philadelphia Daily News. She served as chief of staff to Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor - the first woman and youngest ever to serve in the position - and also served as a member of Governor Ed Rendell's senior staff. She has been seen as a commentator on the Fox News Channel, and is known for TV series such as Miracle Quest (Travel Channel) and Extraordinary People (CBS). Flavia is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Politics PA, the Allentown Morning Call and the Daily News. Read Complete Bio


  • Support & Defend
  • Take Action
  • Value Families
  • Watch for Flavia
  • Extraordinary People


    Did you miss seeing Miracle Quest on the travel channel? Or you saw it and can't get enough? Read more here.

  • And here's the PhillyFeed podcast I was on explaining the show.

  • Call to Service: All are Welcome
  • Citi-Zen (Inspirations)
  • Flavia Colgan bio
  • Flavia's Daily News columns
  • Other pieces by Flavia
  • Flavia's HOOAH.COM profile
  • Flavia's MySpace page
  • Flavia on FaceBook
  • Articles on Flavia
  • Watch for Flavia
  • E-mail Flavia


    Above Average Jane
    America's Hometown
    Beautiful Horizons
    Center for American Progress
    Crooks and Liars
    Daily Kos
    David Corn
    Drudge Report
    Eric Umansky
    Faith in Public Life
    Huffington Post
    Joe Scott: The Body Politic
    Justice and Journalism (USC Annenberg)
    Kevin Sites
    Kiko's House
    Marc Cooper
    Media Matters
    Michael Berube
    Michael Smerconish
    A Mom's Life
    OpEd News
    Philadelphia Will Do
    Philly Future
    RS National Affairs Daily
    Raw Story
    Spot-On: Chris Nolan
    Slugger O'Toole
    Talk Left
    Talking Points Memo
    Think Progress
    Washington Monthly
    Young Turks

    Politics PA
    Political Wire

    News Sources

    Associated Press
    Boston Globe
    Christian Science Monitor
    Detriot Free Press
    International Herald Tribune
    LA Times
    Morning Call
    New York Post
    New York Times
    Opinion Journal
    Penn Live
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    San Francisco Chronicle
    USA Today
    Wall Street Journal
    Washington Post

    The Atlantic
    The Economist
    In These Times
    National Catholic Reporter
    US News & World Report
    Vanity Fair

    Online NewsHour
    History Channel
    Discovery Channel

    Reach Flavia at

    Flavia Colgan Daily News Citizen Hunter Columnist