Essential Pittsburgh: Leonard Nimoy's Early Career in Pittsburgh

Mar 2, 2015

Remembering Mr. Spock (41:00)

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on the classic television series Star Trek died last week at the age of 83. He made his Shakespearean acting debut at the Pittsburgh Public Theater in 1975. Pop culture contributor Joe Wos explains more about Nimoy's connection to the Steel City.   

Liquor Privatization (00:00)

No other state in the United States employs a system for selling liquor quite like Pennsylvania. But now a bill has passed the House that would phase out state stores and put the commonwealth in a position to sell retail and wholesale liquor licenses. House Speaker Mike Turzai and State Rep. Dan Frankel talk about the pros and cons of liquor privatization.

Author Sheri Fink, on Healthcare and Natural Disasters (21:53)

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Sheri Fink is in Pittsburgh to speak at the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Monday Night Speaker Series. Her coverage of hurricane Katrina in the best-selling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital is the subject of the evening lecture. She talks about her experiences covering healthcare and natural disasters during hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and Isaac.  

Read the first 10 pages of Five Days at Memorial here.

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