Pittsburghers can explore parts of Downtown, Lawrenceville and the Strip District unimpeded by cars on Sunday for the summer's first Open Streets event.
Vehicle traffic will be barred for a 3.5-mile stretch of Penn Avenue and Butler Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but drivers will be able to cross at several intersections. Last year, about 44,000 people took part in three block parties combined.
At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Glasspool was given two days to consider taking paid leave while the school board investigates how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students.
All Things Considered host Kelly McEvers joins us to discuss her NPR podcast, Embedded. The program takes a story from the news, and takes a deeper look at the issue involved. These issues include what it feels like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street to what it feels like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid.
Memorial Day weekend is here and that means it is officially the start of summer. The city pools are open and it is time to fire up the grill. WESA’s Sarah and Yelp Pittsburgh’s Rachel are here to fill you in on all your swimming and BBQ needs this weekend.
Hundreds of summer camps are available to Pittsburgh youths each year, but for some parents there is really only one choice that makes sense.
“We wanted to create a space specifically for young people who have the experience of refugee and immigrant students,” said Jenna Baron, who four years ago founded the Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (PRYSE) Academy. “We organize a three-week summer program for immigrant refugee students in Allegheny County."
Earlier this week, a Pennsylvania judge determined that comedian Bill Cosby would stand trial for an alleged sexual assault that took place in 2004.
The case concerns Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who was the first person to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault. Since then, more than 50 other women have come forward with similar stories.