Essential Pittsburgh
5:01 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Monday Rundown: Caregiver Support and a Pirate Portrayal

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A Caregiver’s Dilemma

In an article for the Post – Gazette freelance writer Tina Calabro chronicles a tragic murder-suicide that took place in the Mon Valley borough of Port Vue. The incident involved an elderly caregiver of a middle-aged son with developmental disabilities. Tina Calabro joins us to discuss the case and the issues it raises.

Resources for Caregivers

A generation of older caregivers may not ask for help when it’s needed. This may be due in part to pride as well as not knowing what resources are available or how to obtain them. We’ll address what can be done to caregivers with Jeanine Schultz, director of advocacy and family supports for ACHIEVA, a non-profit organization that provides lifelong supports and services for individuals with disabilities and their families in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

 

Character Assassination

Baseball writer Richard "Pete' Peterson joins us to talk about the unfortunate story of former Pirates pitcher Fritz Ostermueller, who was unfairly portrayed as a racist in the movie "42."  The film chronicles  Jackie Robinson's first season in the big leagues. However one of the film's most dramatic moments, depicting Ostermueller beaning Robinson in the head with a pitch, never happened. 

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