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||Book A Room For Summer's Last Hurrah||They say all good things must come to an end and summer is no exception. However, there’s still time to enjoy a great getaway before you pack away the...||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'Landslide' Votes For Clemente Earn Him Spot At National Portrait Gallery||A picture of Roberto Clemente warming up on field back in 1960 is being featured through November 1st at the National Portrait Gallery after being...||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Political Activist And Former Councilman Sala Udin Seeks Presidential Pardon||August 28, 1963--Sala Udin stood amongst the crowd in the sweltering August sun, waiting for Martin Luther King Jr. to take the podium at the March on...||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should Michael Vick Be a Pittsburgh Steeler?||Free agent quarterback Michael Vick signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday night. The move has incited debate over Vick’s...||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||PSEA President Believes 'Schools Are In A Real Crisis' Without State Budget||As a new school year gets underway how is the continued lack of a state budget impacting school districts in the region? Mike Crossey, the president of...||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Local Professor Explores Importance Of Fighting Jihadis On Their Own Turf||University of Pittsburgh associate professor of international affairs Michael Kenney says while media attention often focuses on the young teenagers who...||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Interpreting Monday's Stock Market Volatility||Stock prices fluctuated wildly on Monday and the Dow Jones industrial average fell over 1,000 points after the opening bell before recovering much of...||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kane Attorney Hints At Connection Between Criminal Charges And Explicit Email Investigation||Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane are preparing to defend their client as she heads to trial on criminal charges related to her...||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||As The 19th Amendment Turns 95, A Look Back At Women’s Suffrage In The US||In the 95 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, women have not only earned the right to vote, but have been consistently outvoting men in...||8/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Discover Pittsburgh's Role On The Battlefield And The Home Front In 'We Can Do It! WWII'||World War II ended 70 years ago this month, and we're commemorating the event by producing a show from the Heinz History Center’s exhibit: We Can Do It...||8/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Unforgettable Trial of Harry K. Thaw||Long before O.J. Simpson, the court case referred to as the trial of the century involved a Pittsburgher. Harry K. Thaw stood trial for the murder of...||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How New Methane Emission Regulations Could Impact Pennsylvania||Environmentalists have spent years looking for ways to reduce emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Now new rules from the Obama...||8/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Theme Parks And Rides To Make You Feel Like A Kid Again||While the amusement park celebrated in the 60’s pop song Palisades Park no longer exists, travel contributor Elaine Labalme says theme parks are alive...||8/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Doesn't Pennsylvania Have A State Fair?||Across the nation from New York to Alaska it seems like every state is showcasing the best it has to offer at a state fair. Well, that is every state...||8/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'The Play With Rocky Bleier' Highlights Hard Lessons And Messages Of Hope||Next month at Heinz Hall, former Steeler and decorated Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier will perform a one man show about his life. It is described as an...||8/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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