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Pittsburgh Roads and Points of No U-Turn
Pittsburgh has some pretty unique topography as far as cities go. It's basically a peninsula with mountains. With all of the city’s bridges and its triangular shape, there are many questions to be asked about how to facilitate efficient traffic patterns. Traffic and road layouts are the primary focus of the popular blog Nonsensical Roads of Pittsburgh, run by Phil Anderson. We'll talk about some of the points made in his posts and address your questions with Patrick Hassett Assistant Director of the Pittsburgh Public Works Department overseeing the Bureau of Transportation and PennDOT local district executive, Dan Cessna.
The Business of St. Patrick's Day
From parades to shamrocks and the wearin’ o’ the green you see a lot of people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh. But how does the U.S. celebration of this holiday differ from Ireland’s? Anne Flynn Schlicht, Assistant Director at the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University joins us to discuss the business of St. Patrick’s Day.