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Bruce Kraus Sworn in as City Council President
Bruce Kraus has been elected the first openly gay President of the Pittsburgh City Council. Although Kraus has often been allied with former council member and now Mayor Bill Peduto, he vows to be an independent voice in city government. Kraus says "we are experiencing a true and genuine rebirth" in Pittsburgh. We'll talk with him about what he envisions.
Tom Wolf for Governor
Nicknamed the compassionate businessman, Tom Wolf is one of eight people looking to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. He’ll spend $10 million dollars of his own money to achieve that goal. While he has never held elected office, the York County businessman is the former secretary of revenue under Governor Ed Rendell. We discuss his vision for the future of the Commonwealth.
The Business of Winter Outdoor Recreation
Now that holidays are over there are plenty of long gray days ahead. Rather than give in to cabin fever, strap on some skis or snowshoes, get outdoors and enjoy the white stuff! This week contributor Rebecca Harris, looks at the business of winter recreation.