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New Peduto Appointees
On Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto appointed 45 people to serve on 11 boards, authorities, and commissions in the City of Pittsburgh. The appointments are said to represent the most diverse class of board, authority, and commission appointments in the history of the City. Political contributor and Pittsburgh City Paper Editor Chris Potter joins us to offer context and commentary on how these appointments are notable.
Bracketology & the Rise of March Madness
Workforce production will fall this month as employees around the U.S.become distracted by NCAA basketball. From filling out brackets to entering office pools, March Madness draws an audience more than any other sports tournament. Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sports Writer Emeritus Bob Dvorchak talks about why the event appeals to people that would not normally pay attention to basketball, or even sports in general.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If asked to identify a giant in American architecture the name Frank Lloyd Wright may be the first person who comes to mind. This region has the good fortune to be within driving distance to one of his most famous buildings, the iconic Falling Water. This week travel contributor Elaine Labalme offers suggestions for other Wright designed buildings, not far from Pittsburgh.