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Fitz's New Gig, HBO & How to Get Pgh as Your Spotify 'Sound Town'

Why lead one county when you can influence 10? Outgoing County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced his new gig with the... more

05 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
The Pittsburgh Film Curse You’ve Never Heard Of

Lights, camera, action! Now that the Hollywood actors’ and writers’ strikes are over, what does it take to get Pittsburgh’s... more

04 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
How Pgh Zones for Child Care, Community College Debt & Canada-Free Ball

It’s the Friday news roundup! PA still doesn’t have a state budget and it’s costing local community colleges and libraries... more

01 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Your Guide To Holiday Pop Up Bars In Pgh

Description:  It’s the food show! We’re helping you get into the holiday spirit with Christmas pop-up bar recommendations. Plus, our tips... more

30 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Mapping What’s Left of Pittsburgh’s Past

Pittsburghers tend to be pretty nostalgic — we love giving directions based on what used to be somewhere — and... more

29 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
Bringing The ‘Hollywood’ Back to Life in Pgh

The Hollywood Theater in Dormont is back in business, temporarily. Developer Brian Mendelssohn is in the preview phase of a... more

28 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Why PA Judges Got So Much Money & Attention

Judicial elections don’t usually take the spotlight. But this year, the race for PA’s Supreme Court between Democrat Daniel McCaffery... more

27 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
The Best Holiday Markets to Shop Small in Pgh

Tis the season to shop small! For this month’s City Cast Pittsburgh gift guide, we’re ticking off a swirl of... more

22 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
Who’s Matt Canada & Why Did Pittsburgh Fire Him?

Over the last couple months, one local name has become synonymous with failure — or at least culpability. The 6-4... more

21 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Meet the Pgh Group Bringing Roller Skating to the Masses

It’s hard to tell now, but Pittsburgh’s got deep roots in roller skating. We’re talking about the heyday for local... more

20 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
Mayor’s Priorities, FuelPerks Ending & Light Up Night Newbies

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast Pittsburgh team is going deep on Mayor Ed Gainey’s “State of the... more

17 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
How to Host an Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving

Dietary restrictions and food allergies can be a real damper on all of the delicious holiday dishes, but they don’t... more

16 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Are 450 Shelter Beds Enough For Pittsburgh’s Unhoused?

It’s officially winter, according to Allegheny County’s emergency winter housing plan, which is supposed to expand our capacity to provide for unhoused... more

15 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
The Latest Bloomfield Development Setback, Explained

How tall is too tall for a building in Bloomfield? Developer Echo Realty requested a zoning variance to increase the... more

14 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
E-Scooters Could Be Coming Back to Pgh

Spin e-scooters were all over Pittsburgh as part of a two-year pilot, and lawmakers could reauthorize them any day —... more

13 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Cheap Flights, Legal Cannabis & What PA Can Learn From Ohio

It’s the Friday news roundup! Earlier this week, voters in Ohio codified access to abortion and recreational cannabis, and we... more

10 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout, Plus New Restaurant Openings

Whether you want a turkey-less Thanksgiving or a soul food feast that can feed 15 people, newsletter editor Francesca Dabecco... more

09 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
New County Exec, Same Ol’ District Attorney

You voted, let’s talk about it! Allegheny County is under new leadership. Hear all about who got to celebrate, who... more

08 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to Speaking Perfect Pittsburghese

To celebrate her 10-year anniversary in Pittsburgh, host Megan Harris is giving herself a challenge: learn how to say one sentence in... more

07 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Frog Calls, Catching Lanternflies & More Pgh Citizen Science Projects

If you spend all your time in your backyard birdwatching, you’re probably already halfway to contributing to a citizen science... more

06 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
What To Expect on Your Election Day Ballot

It’s a special Election edition of the Friday news roundup, and it’s our 412th episode! (We love a Pgh holiday.) The polls are open Tuesday... more

03 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Your Guide to Latin American Food in Pgh

As Allegheny County’s Latinx population grows, we’re also seeing more restaurants reflecting our changing demographics. Luz Amanda Hank and Howard Alvarez from... more

02 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
You Can’t Catch Fish with Dynamite & More Weird PA Laws

Pennsylvania’s laws can feel like they were written for another time, and that’s because many of them were. From a... more

01 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
Is America’s Most Haunted House in Pittsburgh?

Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating with two twisted local tales that date back to the Prohibition era. First, folklorist and historian David... more

31 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
A New Way to Celebrate Queer Romance in Pgh

Romance readers know the tropes — enemies to lovers, fake dating, there’s only one bed — but finding a story that centers LGBTQ+... more

30 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
Chipped Ham Costumes, Pgh Horror Films & Creepy Local Lore

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast team is keeping it light heading into Halloween week. We’re bringing you... more

27 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Brothmonger’s Tips for Making the Tastiest Soup

With fall in full swing, it’s soup season! Sarah McAlee, also known as brothmonger, is considered a soup-lebrity around town. She joins... more

26 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Are Book Bans on Your Ballot Nov. 7?

Book bans have been cropping up all over the country, usually brought by conservative parent or community groups appealing to... more

25 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
‘Night of the Living Dead’ Star Talks Zombies & Low-Budget Horror

George Romero’s 1968 movie, “Night of The Living Dead,” is a cult classic. The horror flick is considered the godfather of the... more

24 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
A New Lawsuit Against the Jail Alleges a Pattern of Neglect

The Allegheny County Jail has one of the highest death rates per capita in the country. Last week, the family of Anthony Talotta, one... more

23 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Strikes, School Consolidation & Deer Counts on the Rise

It’s the Friday news roundup! Archers have taken out a surprising number of deer in Pittsburgh parks; the city school board is considering... more

20 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
IC Whiskey & Revolving Sushi: What’s New in Pittsburgh Food

Something new for yinz! We’re talking all things food — a bunch of new restaurants are opening, a few restaurants... more

19 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
The Legend of Pittsburgh’s Glowing ‘Green Man’

There’s an urban legend here about a man — a spectre with a glowing green face — doomed to roam the highways... more

18 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Pumpkin Carving, Candle Making & More October Gifts

There’s a chill in the air. Pumpkin spice is on the menu. It’s the perfect time to buy a gift... more

17 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Pittsburgh Isn’t Growing. Is That Actually Bad?

A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh (quietly) got a lot bigger — not because some huge influx of people moved here, but because... more

16 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Controversial Diorama Gone, Columbus Statue in Limbo & Downtown Cineplex Cut

It’s the Friday news roundup! A controversial diorama at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is being removed after a... more

13 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Who Makes the Best Donuts in Pittsburgh?

It's cider donut season! To celebrate, we're bringing back one of our tastiest episodes, when the City Cast crew tried... more

12 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
The One Pgh Story Rick Sebak Is Still Dying To Tell

If you polled a bunch of Pittsburghers and asked who’s the most beloved person in our city, it’s safe to... more

11 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
What To Know About Pittsburgh’s Plastic Bag Ban

If you plan to buy something in the city this weekend, come prepared, because Pittsburgh’s plastic bag ban goes into... more

10 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Senate Dress Codes, Hellbender License Plates & Airport Auction Finds

It’s the Friday news roundup! Lawmakers in Washington have been up in arms — about the possibility of a shutdown,... more

06 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
It’s Almost Coffee Week! Here’s How to Celebrate

Pittsburgh Coffee Week kicks off October 15, and we’ve got all you need to know to celebrate our local shops.... more

05 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
The Wildest Pgh Insults From the Past 200 Years

Pittsburgh has always had its problems, and complaining about them is one of our favorite sports. But there’s also a long... more

04 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Why George Soros & Andrew Yang Care About Our DA Race

District attorney isn’t typically a sexy race, especially in Allegheny County where the same person has held the office since... more

03 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Whose Land Is Pittsburgh On?

The Steel City loves to revel in its own history, but many of those stories are rooted in colonialism and... more

02 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Lawsuits, Boosters & Banned Books Week

It’s the Friday news roundup! Allegheny County leadership is at odds again — this time, over the fate of the... more

29 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Our Getaway Guide for Pittsburgh Beer Lovers

Maybe you like IPAs or lagers. Maybe a seasonal or sour is more your taste. Or maybe you’re just in... more

28 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
It’s Scare Season! Where to Go for the Best Fall Frights

The nights are longer and there’s a chill in the air… it’s almost Halloween! And that means scare season for... more

27 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Leaf Peeping, Dark Skies, and Other Fall Getaways

It’s officially fall, which means leaf-peeping season is almost upon us. If you’re looking for outdoorsy autumn getaways, the City... more

26 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
What Broke the Pittsburgh Promise?

In 2008, the city and its foundations made a promise to all Pittsburgh kids – if you attend class and... more

25 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
Special Elections, Texting the Governor & Why It’s So Hard To Vote in PA

It’s the Friday news roundup! Pittsburgh had on impact on the whole dang state when we elected a new representative... more

22 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
How To Can Your Pittsburgh Harvest

It’s harvest season, and if you’re looking to preserve your bounty, we’ve got some tips for you! Richard Kralj, a... more

21 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Pittsburgh Is Ahead of The Curve In Employee-Owned Businesses (Sponsored)

Pittsburgh played a pivotal role in labor history, and we continue to innovate today. City Cast content director Wil Fulton discusses... more

20 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Spend the Night at the Silence of the Lambs House

Did you know Pittsburgh is the backdrop for one of the most thrilling movies ever made? The Silence of the Lambs... more

20 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
The Adult Guide to Finding New Hobbies in Pgh

Did we just become best friends?! Making new connections as an adult in Pittsburgh can be really hard, but hobbies can help! Writer and City Cast Pittsburgh contributor Meg... more

19 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
Amenities for Who? Hazelwood Grapples with New 'Bio Valley' Bids

South of Schenley Park and just across the river from Page’s Dairy Mart, there’s blank plot of land — currently... more

18 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Trans Health Wins, COVID Boosters & New Irish Centre Bid

It’s the Friday news roundup! Pittsburgh is getting a trans-focused fertility clinic, and City Council passed a pair of bills to... more

15 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
Peek Inside Luxe Pgh Homes With @HousesofPittsburgh

Pittsburgh homes are a mixed bag — some are lavish and others very lived in. Sisters Hope Perri and Annie Perri Colehave made... more

14 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
What’s a Sister City — And Why Does Pgh Have So Many?

This week 67 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the sister cities program, and in the decades since, Pittsburgh has become an... more

13 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

When Andrew Carnegie started opening libraries in southwest Pennsylvania in the 1890s, he wanted to bring books and knowledge to everyone —... more

12 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Why Pittsburgh’s Already Searching for a Holiday Tree

Labor Day is over and Pittsburghers are in full-fall mode — buying their Halloween candy and getting their pumpkin spice... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Free Fun, South Side Safety & Your Pgh Sports Need-to-Knows

It’s the Friday news roundup! Kenny Pickett’s getting paid to look at new sofas and Cutch’s place with Pittsburgh may... more

08 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
The Tropical Fruit That Grows in Pittsburgh

Have you ever tried a pawpaw? The fruit is ripe for tasting this time of year, and they grow right... more

07 Sep 2023 · 13 minutes
Why Does PA Want Hydrogen Hubs?

The federal government is giving away billions of dollars to build hydrogen hubs across the country, and Pennsylvania lawmakers want... more

06 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
9 Years, 5 Sales: Is Pgh’s Land Bank a Bust?

Almost a decade after it was created, Pittsburgh’s land bank made its first few sales this summer. Why did the land bank take so... more

05 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Where to Pee Downtown, Deer Problems and a Very Imperfect Lion

It’s the Friday news roundup! Many months after a study found we’re short on bathrooms downtown, city officials think they’ve finally... more

01 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Cozy Treats To Get You in the Fall Spirit

How do you mark the start of fall in Pittsburgh? The first crisp morning? The moment the leaves start to... more

31 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
What the Rise in 'We Buy Houses' Signs Means for Pgh

Days after a standoff in Garfield over a home ejectment, the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group released a studythat found corporate home... more

30 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Is Pittsburgh the Midwest? Or Part of Appalachia?

Where officially is the Steel City? It's a conversation we've all had plenty of times, everyone thinks they're right, and no one... more

29 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
Why 10,000 PA Teachers Left the Classroom

A record number of Pennsylvania teachers left the profession last school year, and experts say there aren’t enough qualified candidates to replace them. City Cast Philly and City Cast... more

28 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Dick’s, Dinner Times & Duquesne City Schools

It’s the Friday news roundup! A new study found Pennsylvanians eat dinner surprisingly early so we asked yinz what time you... more

25 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Make Fermented Pop With the City Cast Team

Fermentation might sound tricky, but in Pittsburgh, we have an expert to guide you through everything from pickles and pop... more

24 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Pittsburgh’s Best Gifts for the End of Summer

We’re in the final few days of summer, school’s about to start, and traffic in Oakland is about to get... more

23 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Inside the Ultimate Map for Nostalgic Pittsburghers

Pittsburghers tend to be pretty nostalgic — we love giving directions based on what something used to be — and... more

22 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Pgh's Most Hated Parker Breaks His Silence

The car parked outside of Evergreen Cafe on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze has frustrated Pittsburgh drivers for decades. Despite complaints to police and social media... more

21 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
How Fit is Pittsburgh? Plus Ways to Help Plum

It’s the Friday news roundup! The research is in and (surprise, surprise) Pittsburgh is not the fittest city in America;... more

18 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Can Pittsburgh Claim the Pepperoni Roll?

The Steel City has a bunch of classic eats, but one of our all-time favorites — the pepperoni roll! — actually... more

17 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Will an Out Gay Chief Change Policing in Pgh?

When the city announced the appointment of new police Chief Larry Scirotto, they didn’t mention his gay and biracial identities. He said... more

16 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Pittsburgh's First Out Gay Chief

Larry Scirotto is our city’s first openly gay police chief. And while he says that’s something he’s deeply proud of,... more

15 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
What Happened to Century III Mall?

Century III Mall is condemned, but that doesn’t mean it's getting demolished — at least not yet. But it is... more

14 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Pgh Alligator Lore, Plus Heinz Field Makes a Comeback

It’s the Friday news roundup! Heinz Field is back in the Burgh (or just barely north of it), there’s a... more

11 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The ABCs of Pittsburgh Coffee

In a quest to get to know Pittsburgh better, coffee enthusiast Zach Lucas visited a local coffee shop for every... more

10 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to Steelers Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers are back at their rightful summer home in Latrobe for training camp. To celebrate, join us for... more

09 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
What It Felt Like To Attend the Synagogue Shooting Trial

The synagogue shooting trial ended last week — when the man who killed 11 worshipers at a Squirrel Hill synagogue... more

08 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
What To Take Away from the Synagogue Shooting Trial

On October 27, 2018, a man walked into a Squirrel Hill synagogue and turned an ordinary Shabbat morning into the... more

07 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
A Jail Lawsuit, Journalism Losses & Standing Desk Magic

It’s the Friday news roundup! We’ve got a wild story about the county giving in on a lawsuit brought by... more

04 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
The Best Vegan Eats at VegFest

The city’s biggest celebration of all things vegan, animal advocacy, and environmental friendliness takes over Allegheny Commons Park on Saturday... more

03 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Jury Rules: Synagogue Shooter Gets the Death Penalty

A few hours ago, Pittsburgh got some big news: a jury ruled that the man behind the synagogue shooting in... more

02 Aug 2023 · 4 minutes
Why are People So Mad About the Irish Centre?

Developers want to build a 162-apartment complex at the site of former Irish Centre at the edge of Frick Park,... more

02 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
Planning the Perfect Day with Your Pgh Pooch

There’s a difference between spaces that allow our best pals and the ones who are truly dog friendly. Pet expert Tori Mistick... more

01 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Help Pgh Teachers This Back-to-School Season

Pittsburgh-area teachers often spend their own (very hard-earned) money on classroom supplies. But twice a year, they can stop by The Education Partnership’s... more

31 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Measure Heat, Police Staffing & Rediscovering Pgh

It’s the Friday news roundup! The heat is insufferable but does it qualify as a wave? A new police academy... more

28 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Why Pgh’s a Pioneer in Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Pittsburgh may historically be a drinking town (hello, Whiskey Rebellion!), but we’re also on the map as a sober-curious destination. The Open Road in... more

27 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
GoatScaping, Goat Yoga & More Pgh Goat Activities

Goat Fest is this weekend, but what makes these critters so special? From meat, milk, and fiber to keeping invasive species... more

26 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Weirdest Local Laws Still on the Books

Pennsylvania’s laws can sometimes feel like they were written for another time. That’s because many of them were. From a... more

25 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Water Hikes Are Coming — Here’s What You Can Do

Water rates could rise as much as 70% over the next three years, and as homeowners, you stand to pay... more

24 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Pgh’s ‘Hollywood’ Sign, College Admissions & a New Food Fund

It’s the Friday news roundup! The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to end affirmative action has universities all over our region... more

21 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Charcuterie Lessons With Pittsburgh’s Cheese Queen

Building a charcuterie board is like creating a work of art with cheese, meats, fruits, and other colorful fixings. But... more

20 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Spin’s Scooter Pilot is Over. Now What?

For two years, Spin scooters have been everywhere here in Pittsburgh. Helping people get from A to B, but also... more

19 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Titty Sphinx Stickers, Jalapeño Hannah Merch & More July Gifts

If the summer heat has your friends and loved ones feeling a little cranky, why not surprise ‘em with a nice local... more

18 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Why the Smithfield Homeless Shelter Became a Lightning Rod

In past years, the basement at Smithfield United Church of Christ opened its doors to those in need of a... more

17 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Guns at the Airport, Mayor Gainey’s Twitter & Steeler Cereal

It’s the Friday news roundup! NEXTpittsburgh columnist Tony Norman joins lead producer Mallory Falk and producer Maria Carter to discuss concerns around... more

14 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Your Guide to Pittsburgh’s Mexican Food Scene

Whether you love a good taco or some crunchy chilaquiles, the Pittsburgh area has a growing number of restaurants with... more

13 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Does the Pittsburgh City Flag Need a Makeover?

Pittsburgh has one of the oldest city flags in the U.S., but the design leaves something to be desired —... more

12 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
You're Saying It Wrong: Pgh Sports Names Explained

Why does Pittsburgh insist on changing the names of our sports heroes, and why do the athletes let us do it? We take... more

11 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Pittsburgh’s Role in Curing Polio

Before Dr. Jonas Salk, polio killed or paralyzed more than a half million people worldwide every year, and survivors often... more

10 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
State Budget Drama, Killer Robots & Bad News for BeyHive

It’s the Friday news roundup! The big talk in Harrisburg is about Gov. Josh Shapiro pulling his support for private school vouchers after... more

07 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Pittsburgh’s Best Mac & Cheese

National Macaroni Day is tomorrow, and National Mac & Cheese Day is July 14, so we put our sharpest minds... more

06 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Pgh Is a Union Town, and That Goes Way, Wayyy Back

This week marks the 131st anniversary of the Battle of Homestead. No, it wasn’t part of any war, and technically,... more

05 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Why an LA Art Museum Wants Pgh’s Racist Statue

For a long time, the birthday of 19th century composer Stephen Foster was a big deal in Pittsburgh. People here... more

03 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
Code Red Air, Furries Return & New Mac Music

It’s the Friday news roundup! If you’ve been struggling with Pittsburgh’s air quality the past few days, we’ve got a... more

30 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
What Would Yinz Do for a Klondike Bar?

Pittsburgh is the undisputed ketchup capitol, but it turns out our city can (at least partly) lay claim to one... more

29 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Pick Up a Sport Later in Life

Maybe you played sports in middle school, or maybe it took another 20 years before you found something fitness-y you... more

28 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
What Should Worry Pgh About ChatGPT?

Pittsburgh is a cradle for technology, innovation, and discovery — but that doesn’t mean we love everything AI spits out.... more

27 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Buy a Home in Pittsburgh

Early summer is the peak season to buy a house in Pittsburgh, but the process can feel overwhelming. How do... more

26 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Pittsburgh’s Link to the Missing Titanic Sub

Pittsburgh professor Alex Waibel is proud to call himself an explorer, but today he’s mourning. All this week, a lot... more

23 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Pgh Puts Fries on Everything

From sandwiches to salads, Pittsburgh has a long history of putting fries on just about everything. But where does this tradition... more

22 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Pool Passes, Pickling Classes & Other Summer Pgh Gifts

It’s the summer entertainment guide — three weeks of recommendations for what to do in Pittsburgh, and how to do it best. This week, the City... more

21 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Spend or Save? PA’s Budget Battle

We’re two weeks out from Pennsylvania’s state budget deadline and a lot is new this year. Like, ahem, the governor... more

20 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Swifties Take Over Pgh, Juneteenth & More Weekend Plans

It’s the Friday news roundup! The City Cast Pittsburgh team is getting you ready for a weekend worth celebrating. We’re... more

16 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Experimenting with Tropical Plants in Pgh

More farmers and gardeners are growing native plants to increase biodiversity and promote conservation, but for people from other countries,... more

15 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
The Best Summer Concert Venues in Pgh

Summer’s finally here and so is the stress of trying to fit in every warm-weather activity you dreamed about all... more

14 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
A Definitive Ranking of Pittsburgh’s Pools

Three of Pittsburgh’s 18 city pools will stay closed this summer (miss you already, Bloomfield Beach) but there’s still a... more

13 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
How Pgh Became a Great Migration Haven

Cars were essential in the early 20th century — not just to get Black folks from A to B, but as... more

12 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
LED Lights, Lyme Disease & Pgh in the Limelight

It’s the Friday news roundup! A local program for movie and theater professionals is getting a reboot, we’ve found yet... more

09 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
The Local Beers You Should Be Drinking This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for an ice cold brew, and it turns out many of the top producers in... more

08 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
The Best Ways To Explore Pittsburgh This Summer

Summer’s finally here and so is the stress of trying to fit in every warm-weather activity you dreamed about all... more

07 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
What Happens When It's Too Hot for School?

Dozens of Pittsburgh public schools went virtual last week — not because of COVID, but because of extreme heat. The city’s school buildings are so old, most of them don’t... more

06 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
FDA Rules Changed. Can Gay Men Give Blood Here?

An historic announcement from the FDA changes the rules about who can give blood, which is vital, because according to... more

05 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Synagogue Shooting Trial, Celebrity Pgh Takes & a Stolen Steelers Playbook

It’s the Friday news roundup! The first week of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial is done, and we’re feeling a... more

02 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Glazed & Confused: Our Pgh Donut Hot Takes

Friday is National Donut Day, and we’re celebrating early. The City Cast crew tasted 21 different donuts from all corners... more

01 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
50 Years of Pittsburgh Pride

Local celebrations kick off this weekend with concerts, marches, and festivals, including the Pittsburgh parade at noon on Saturday, June... more

31 May 2023 · 16 minutes
6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

When Andrew Carnegie began opening libraries in southwest Pennsylvania in the 1890s, he wanted to bring books and knowledge to... more

30 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Shipwrecks, Shelters, and a Trailblazing Pgh Artist

It’s the Friday news roundup! The team is discussing plans to close the Downtown homeless shelter on Smithfield Street and the... more

26 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Pgh Summer Tastes Like Strawberry Pretzel Salad

One from the archives! Some tastes are just quintessentially Pittsburgh, and today the City Cast team is celebrating a summertime... more

25 May 2023 · 18 minutes
4 Tips to Help New Parents (or Anyone) Deal with Stress

Pregnancy and birth can be a time of joy and wonder, but it can also leave parents feeling overwhelmed and... more

24 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Practical Security Tips from Your Friendly Neighborhood ASMR Artist

We’ve got one from the archives: ASMR is supposed to be relaxing, but for the creators behind the content, platforms... more

23 May 2023 · 19 minutes
How To Keep Your Kids Entertained in Pgh This Summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means anyone who takes care of kids will soon be looking for ways to... more

22 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Election Takeaways, Pgh Ballet Updates and a Listener Shoutout

It’s the Friday news roundup! The primary election is over, but election season is just getting started. We’ve got your... more

19 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Pittsburgh Dirt Sucks. Here’s How To Compost Your Own

A few weeks ago, someone told the City Cast Pittsburgh team we should absolutely feel guilty if we don’t compost,... more

18 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Pgh Hills Are No Match for an E-Bike

Friday is Bike to Work Day! There’s a new kind of bicycle gracing our fair city and Pittsburgh’s biggest bike advocacy group, BikePGH, thinks... more

17 May 2023 · 18 minutes
These Pittsburgh Girls Just Wanna Wrestle

Just a few years ago, there were no high school wrestling programs for girls in Pennsylvania. Now, there are more... more

16 May 2023 · 15 minutes
The Fight To Get a Gun Range Out of Highland Park

More than 1,200 people have signed a petition asking officials to close a 40-year-old, city-owned, open-air gun range in Highland Park where city police train and... more

15 May 2023 · 18 minutes
PA's Claim to Mom's Day & Why Some County Workers Don't Talk

It’s the Friday news roundup! Brittany Hailer from the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism joins host Megan Harris and lead producer... more

12 May 2023 · 26 minutes
How to Start a Backyard Garden in Pgh

Spring has already turned the leaves green in Pittsburgh, and many folks are thinking about what what kinds of fruits... more

11 May 2023 · 18 minutes
How Shrinking Enrollment at CCAC Could Hurt Pgh

The number of students at Community College of Allegheny County is just half of what it was 12 years ago. Emma... more

10 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Why Kitten Season Isn't So Cute

Did you know that cats can get pregnant at just four months old, and they can birth as many as... more

09 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Dems Have the PA House. Has Anything Changed?

We’re two weeks into Pennsylvania’s new legislative session, and for the first time in years, Democrats have the House and... more

08 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Marathon Madness, Baby Elk & 40 Years of Wish Granting

It’s the Friday news roundup! The team is discussing the best ways to experience the Pittsburgh Marathon and how elk... more

05 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Your Etiquette Guide to Pgh Farmers Markets

The Bloomfield Saturday Market returns for the season this weekend. It’s the go-to spot for fresh produce, fancy cheese, homemade pies and... more

04 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Behind Pgh's Most Hated Parking Spot

The car parked outside of Evergreen Cafe on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze has frustrated Pittsburgh drivers for decades. Despite complaints to police and social media... more

03 May 2023 · 14 minutes
City Cast Pittsburgh
Your Etiquette Guide to Pgh Farmers Markets
City Cast Pittsburgh

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The Bloomfield Saturday Market returns for the season this weekend. It’s the go-to spot for fresh produce, fancy cheese, homemade pies and more. But... more