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City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast

Join us weekdays at 6 a.m. for a fast-paced daily news podcast that will get you talking — and make you question... more

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How Politics Sway Pgh's Covid Treatments

During the pandemic, many of us clung to the phrase “Follow The Science,” and trusted that our doctors would do... more

27 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Pollution, Love and a Pittsburgh Mystery Solved

It’s the Friday news roundup! A fund to help communities deal with polluted air could get poached by the county,... more

24 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
A Look Inside Pgh’s Teen Chef Competition

From knife skills and mother sauces to composting and the global supply chain, there’s a culinary arts training program in... more

23 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
What Wheelchair Users Experience In Pgh

With one look down, it’s obvious that Pittsburgh’s sidewalks need some work. The city just announced that it’s getting $3... more

22 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Pittsburgh Smells That Don’t Stink

It’s National Fragrance Day, and we’re talking niche perfumes, what they are, and why they’re having a moment right now... more

21 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Who’s Paying for the Governor's Sports Tickets?

Governor Josh Shapiro is a huge sports fan. He recently sat courtside at a Sixers game and cheered for the... more

20 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Pitt Greatness, TV Bankruptcies and an Abandoned Boat

It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast’s Elizabeth Kauma and Megan Harris are with NHL writer Sean Gentille talking about... more

17 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
What’s Happening to Pgh’s Veggie Scene?

If you’re a plant-based eater in Pittsburgh, you’re probably mourning the loss of some favorite haunts. Our resident vegetarian, newsletter... more

16 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Is Pittsburgh the Midwest? Or Part of Appalachia?

In the first of a few debates, we consider an age-old question: Where officially is the Steel City? Midwest? East Coast?... more

15 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
Why It's So Complicated To Return Human Remains

Since 1990, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has been working to repatriate more than 700 human remains and funerary... more

14 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Meet Pgh’s Viral TikTok Snail-fluencer

Tim Pearce doesn’t really think about being a social media sensation—he is too busy thinking about snails! Section head and... more

13 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
St. Patrick’s and a Pothole Patrol Take Over Pgh

It’s the Friday news roundup! If you like crowds, crowdsourcing, or hanging in the sun, golly is this the weekend... more

10 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Does PA Make The Best Maple Syrup?

Pennsylvania may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of maple syrup, but we're actually... more

09 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Inside A Local Billboard War

“No matter what you look like, who you love, what your religion, or where you’re from: you’ve got a friend... more

08 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
Fetterman Needed Treatment, Do You?

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman is being treated for clinical depression, but a lot of us struggle with feeling our best... more

07 Mar 2023 · 14 minutes
Will PA Legalize Cannabis This Year?

Cannabis law in the Keystone state is different depending on where you live in the state, but lawmakers are talking... more

06 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
The Politics of the Ohio Train Derailment and School Testing

It’s the Friday news roundup! This week we are talking about the EPA’s latest efforts to clean up the East... more

03 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Why Pgh Has So Many Food Festivals

What does brine, brews, and baklava all have in common (besides the b)? They are all a part of Pittsburgh’s... more

02 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
Has It Really Been 20 Years Since Fred Rogers Died?

We’ve got one from the vault! Ten years ago, a new children’s show premiered on PBS starring Daniel Tiger, son... more

01 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Could PA’s Religious ‘Garb Ban’ Finally Get Thrown Out?

In Pennsylvania, public school teachers can’t legally wear religious garb while working. We’re the only state that still has such... more

28 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
From Church to Club: Pittsburgh’s Unholiest Trend

A hundred years ago, at the height of industry in Pittsburgh, immigrants of different religious backgrounds, packed places of worship... more

27 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
Are You Missing Any Money? Plus Public Art and the Pirates

It’s the Friday news roundup! The full squad is here celebrating the return of beloved Pirate Andrew McCutcheon and looking... more

24 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Batter Up: It’s Fish Fry Season in Pgh

Lent is the month long period leading up to Easter involving fasting, asking for forgiveness and prayer. So when did... more

23 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
How Bootleggers & Bullets Brought Nightlife to the Hill

Urban "renewal" changed the Lower Hill from a bustling neighborhood filled with nightclubs and bars to a parking lot —... more

22 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
What Do Outsiders Want to Know About Pittsburgh?

What do non-Pittsburghers want to know about our city? Does anyone here still make steel? Where did the Pirates get... more

21 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Paczki, Parades and a Very Yinzer Mardi Gras

It’s the Friday news roundup! This week, learn the history of paczki, take a tour of Chinese treats ahead of... more

17 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
The Ohio Train Derailment is Awful. Could It Happen Here?

Earlier this month, a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in a town 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Residents within miles... more

16 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
The Uninsurable Risk To Pgh's Hillside Homes

Pittsburgh doesn’t have the threat of hurricanes and wildfires but our muddy hillsides could wash away as flooding and heavier... more

15 Feb 2023 · 10 minutes
How to Find a Partner in Pgh

If you’ve been striking out on the dating apps, some small adjustments to your profile might be the way to... more

14 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
School Funding Isn’t Fair. What Comes Next?

A Commonwealth Court judge recently ruled that the way Pennsylvania funds public schools is unconstitutional. Pittsburgh’s Mallory Falk and Philly’s... more

13 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Cheap Eggs and the End of Deutschtown Music Festival

It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast’s Morgan Moody and Elizabeth Kauma are joined by the founder of Pittsburgh Independent,... more

10 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Dishing on Pittsburgh Pizza

Whether you prefer wood fired, deep dish, square cuts, or Ohio Valley style with cold cheese (where are our Beto’s fans at?), there’s... more

09 Feb 2023 · 11 minutes
Why Does Pgh Have So Many City Steps?

Did you know Pittsburgh more public staircases than any other American city? Some of them are looking a little shabby... more

08 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
Pittsburgh Valentine’s Dates for Partners & Pals

What’s that in the Pittsburgh air? No, it’s not smog. It’s love. Next week brings two opportunities to celebrate our... more

07 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Did the City's Removal of Stockton Ave Encampment Violate Civil Rights?

When the city closed a tent camp along Stockton Avenue late last year, officials only gave the people living there a few... more

06 Feb 2023 · 12 minutes
Cannabis Loophole, Closed Bridge & Appalachian Folklore

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast team is talking about how anxiety dominates the state’s medical cannabis industry, why... more

03 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Punxsutawney Phil: Clairvoyant or Scammer?

Every February 2, the lore of a mythical groundhog draws thousands of spectators from all over the world to a... more

02 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
We Visited PA's Only 'Green' Cemetery to Dig Into Sustainable Death

In Pennsylvania, there’s one cemetery that can offer a sustainable afterlife – and it’s just outside of Pittsburgh in Verona.... more

01 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Online Psychiatric Care Is Convenient…But Is It Safe?

Pittsburgh is packed with medical centers and doctors, but it can still be a challenge to get an appointment with... more

31 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
Shattering Myths About Pgh’s Production History

Pittsburgh prides itself in our strong steel background, but before this city was the world leader in steel production, we... more

30 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Getting Cell Phones Out of Schools & Non-Profits To Pay Up

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast team is discussing one school’s attempt to keep cell phones out of classrooms,... more

27 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Best Baked Goods in the ‘Burgh

If you’re planning to get something sweet for Valentine’s Day, need to load up the cookie table at your Pittsburgh... more

26 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Time Traveling With Pgh’s Ghost Signs

This time of year, it can seem like Pittsburgh’s been stripped of every color except gray. But if you look... more

25 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
A (State) House Divided

The Pennsylvania House is in disarray. Lawmakers haven’t been able to agree on basic rules and the House has recessed indefinitely. Now,... more

24 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
The Hidden History of Pgh’s AIDS Epidemic

As a college student, poet and archivist Silas Maxwell Switzer realized he knew almost nothing about Pittsburgh’s queer history —... more

23 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Twitter Beef, Book Battles & Conflict Over Curfew

It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast host Morgan Moody and producer Mallory Falk are joined by Pittsburgh City Paper’s... more

20 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Hold the Beef on Pgh's Most-Wanted Vegan Burger

One of the city’s most popular vegan spots, Apteka, is shifting into burger mode. Crapteka is a three-weekend-long event where the nationally celebrated... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Will Patients Foot the Bill for New Hospital Construction?

Pittsburgh’s local healthcare giants — UPMC and Allegheny Health Network — are investing billions of dollars to expand throughout the... more

18 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
After Damar Hamlin’s Injury, Why Are We Still Watching Football?

In the weeks since Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after a hit during a Monday Night Football game, the McKees Rocks native has recovered... more

17 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
The Last Drop of Lemon Blennd. Plus, Affordable Housing

It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast host Morgan Moody and producer Elizabeth Kauma are joined by Brian Conway of the Pittsburgh... more

13 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Will Pgh Stay a Tech Hub?

With big local startups like Argo AI and Fifth Season closing last year, remote work enabling people to do their... more

12 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Late Night Eats, Bridges & Scream Queens: 1 Year of City Cast Pgh!

City Cast Pittsburgh launched one year ago today! To celebrate, the team is sharing some interesting things we’ve learned about... more

11 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
We’re Still Driving on Unsafe Bridges. Here’s Why

City officials and daily commuters celebrated the reopening of Fern Hollow Bridge last month, but dozens more Pittsburgh bridges are... more

10 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
What’s the Future of Pgh’s Alt-Weekly?

Our beloved alternative weekly, Pittsburgh City Paper, just got bought by the same company that owns the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette —... more

09 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Fern Hollow Bridge Is Back! Plus, PA’s New House Speaker

It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast host Morgan Moody and producer Mallory Falk are joined by writer and historian David... more

06 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
What Happens When Cops Are Linked to Extremist Groups?

It’s been two years since the Jan 6. insurrection at the Capitol. More than 60 Pennsylvanians have been charged in... more

05 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Robot Landlords Are Buying Up Pgh Houses

Imagine you could rent an apartment without ever speaking to a human being. The entire process would be totally automated,... more

04 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Hopes and Dreams for Pgh in 2023

The new year is a time for resolutions, and as much as we love this city, we think a little... more

03 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Community Kitchen Cooks Up Job Opportunities for Pgh Residents

All this week, the City Cast team is treating you to some of our favorite food and drink episodes from... more

30 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
Where Pittsburgh’s Most Iconic Carton of Tea Gets Made

All this week, the City Cast team is treating you to some of our favorite food and drink episodes from... more

29 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
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With big local startups like Argo AI and Fifth Season closing last year, remote work enabling people to do their jobs anywhere,... more