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City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast Pittsburgh
City Cast

Join us every morning at 6 a.m. for an invigorating daily news podcast about Pittsburghers and anyone else who cares about Pittsburgh.... more

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Pittsburgh’s Foul Relationship With The NBA

Pittsburgh doesn’t just not have an NBA team. A lot of locals straight-up loathe professional basketball. But why all the... more

24 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Pgh's 25 Best Restaurants, Post(ish) Pandemic

The food scene here in Pittsburgh has been booming for years, but like a lot of businesses, the pandemic hit... more

19 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Can Instagram Live Really School Us On The Primary?

We have a huge primary election today to decide the major candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, Pat Toomey’s old U.S.... more

17 May 2022 · 29 minutes
Pittsburgh Goes Big With Its First Free Book Festival

With names like Billy Porter, Toi Derricote, Jan Beatty, and Sharon Flake, the first-ever Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books promises... more

12 May 2022 · 20 minutes
What Papayas Can Teach Us About Abortion

Since news broke that SCOTUS is likely to strike down Roe v. Wade, folks in Pittsburgh have been coping in... more

10 May 2022 · 25 minutes
How To Make Your Garden Grow In Pittsburgh

For sisters Raynise and TaRay Kelly, gardening is more than a seasonal hobby — it's a means of self-sufficiency, opportunity,... more

05 May 2022 · 24 minutes
The City Won’t Release Police Discipline Data, So We Did It For Them

Disciplinary action against Pittsburgh police officers has doubled over the last 10 years, but community activists and experts wonder whether... more

03 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Tree Pittsburgh To Ask Council: Don't Leaf Us Lonely

Happy (almost) Arbor Day to all our fellow tree huggers! Ahead of celebrations on Saturday, we’re talking about why it... more

28 Apr 2022 · 15 minutes
What Should The Carnegie Do With Human Remains?

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a lot of weird wonders in its collection, but few have plagued management... more

26 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
A Bad Month For Vegans & What To Expect From The New Asian Food Hall

A moment of silence for some of our now-closed East End favorites: Bitter Ends, B52, and Reed & Co. But... more

21 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
A Closeup On The Local Film Biz, Plus A Tax Credit Explainer

Pennsylvania’s Senate Finance Committee is set to hear testimony tomorrow in Pittsburgh about potentially raising the Film Tax Credit, which... more

19 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Pgh’s Chinatown (Finally) Gets Historic Recognition

In the grand tradition of building throughways through immigrant neighborhoods, Pittsburgh’s once-thriving Chinatown was decimated in the 1910s and ’20s... more

14 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
PA’s Maternity Care Work Needs… A Lot Of Work

Pregnancy and childbirth should be happy and safe, but for way too many Black and brown women, complications before, during... more

12 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
Affordable Housing, Closed Climbing Sites & A Plastic Bag Ban

In this week’s Friday news roundup, the team talks about the latest round of affordable housing evictions in East Liberty;... more

08 Apr 2022 · 23 minutes
Baseball Is Back, The Pirates Still Suck

Spirits are high for Opening Day, but Pirates fans should keep their expectations low. We were the worst team in... more

07 Apr 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon Valley Writers Explore Daily Life & Loss In Debut Paperback

On March 12, 2020, the drop-in group Tube City Writers met for their final pre-pandemic session. In addition to agreeing... more

06 Apr 2022 · 13 minutes
Could Audacy Revive WAMO For Black Pittsburgh?

Last month, the communications giant Audacity — which already owned KDKA and a slew of radio and television stations across... more

05 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
Red Whittaker On Elon Musk And Taking Pittsburgh To The Moon

Students and professors at Carnegie Mellon University have been leaving their mark on the world for generations. Now they're taking... more

04 Apr 2022 · 13 minutes
Funding For Schools And Mental Health, Plus New River Trails

On this week's Friday news roundup, the team discusses a massive infusion of cash for schools and mental health programs... more

01 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
PA House Celebrates Trans Day Of Visibility With A Sports Ban

A Republican-led proposal in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, House Bill 972, aims to ban trans girls and women from... more

31 Mar 2022 · 15 minutes
A Pittsburgh Journalist Unpacks Putin’s Propaganda

Mila Sanina, until recently the executive director of PublicSource, has family in Russia and Ukraine. To her aunt in Donetsk,... more

30 Mar 2022 · 16 minutes
If Amazon Is Done With Churchill, Why Are They Still Going To Court?

For almost two years, a group of neighbors out in Churchill have been fighting a Goliath. The retail giant Amazon... more

29 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
How False Claims About Marijuana Could Hurt PA

Marijuana is an approved medical treatment for opioid addiction in Pennsylvania. But Ed Mahon of SpotlightPA discovered that researchers don’t... more

28 Mar 2022 · 14 minutes
Food Stamps, Black Neighborhoods, And The Elusive Legal Roadie

Today on City Cast Pittsburgh’s Friday roundup, Megan, Francesca, and Morgan sit down to discuss how structural racism impacts dementia;... more

25 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
Meet Pittsburgh’s Dark Sky Defender, Diane Turnshek

Writer, astronomer, and Carnegie Mellon University researcher Diane Turnshek has been encouraging cities to address light pollution for decades —... more

24 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
More Kids Are Testing Positive For Lead, But The Risk Was Always There

As Pennsylvania adopts the CDC’s new, lower threshold for children exposed to “high lead levels,” more Pittsburgh families are becoming... more

23 Mar 2022 · 15 minutes
Can Pittsburgh Have Mobility And Justice For All?

Sometimes it can be a real pain to get around Pittsburgh. Especially lately, with Port Authority’s service disruptions causing delays... more

22 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
Author Damon Young On Banned Books And ‘Feckless Jagoffs’

When Pittsburgh Author Damon Young released his memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” it earned him international praise,... more

21 Mar 2022 · 13 minutes
Better Crisis Response, Restaurant Inspections — And A Pirate Ship!

The team is back for the Friday roundup. This week, we’re discussing understaffing at the Allegheny County Health Department, municipal... more

18 Mar 2022 · 17 minutes
How To Keep Your Glass Out Of The Landfill

It’s pretty convenient to leave your recycling at the curb, but it can be a lot more convenient for facilities... more

17 Mar 2022 · 14 minutes
City Cast Pittsburgh
Meet Pittsburgh’s Dark Sky Defender, Diane Turnshek
City Cast Pittsburgh

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Writer, astronomer, and Carnegie Mellon University researcher Diane Turnshek has been encouraging cities to address light pollution for decades — and Pittsburgh... more