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From Personal to Private in the Blink of An Eye: Being Social Media Literate
As national media reports about the attacks at Franklin Regional High School began to unfold last week, a story of one of the injured victims taking a selfie from the hospital quickly went viral and prompted a range of reactions. Gordon Mitchell and Brent Malin, University of Pittsburgh associate professors of communication join us for a conversation on media literacy and the evolving relevance of social media in our lives.
My Path 101
According to the Princeton Review fifty percent of college students change their major at least once. A Pittsburgh company has developed an app called My Path 101 to help students graduate on time. We’ll discover how this app works with Rachel Gogos, CEO of MyPath 101.
Sports with Bob Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus Bob Dvorchak joins us to talk about the increased use of video replay in umpiring Major League Baseball. Is it really necessary or is it not worth the price of slowing down the game so much? And Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has returned from a stroke. With the post-season starting, how much will Letang help the team?