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After an unsuccessful run for mayor of Pittsburgh, former Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner has thrown his hat into the gubernatorial ring. As the only candidate from Western PA seeking the Democratic nomination, how good are his chances? He joins us for an in-studio conversation.
Former star linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons Tim Green discusses his latest novel New Kid. He also weighs in on the NFL's proposal to institute a 15-yard penalty for using racial slurs on the field, and how Missouri defensive end Michael Sam will be accepted after announcing he is gay.
An American Odyssey
An American Odyssey: the Warner Collection of American Painting is a new exhibit that has opened at the Frick Pittsburgh. Featuring the paintings of Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Gilbert Stuart and others. We’ll preview the exhibit with Sarah Hall, director of curatorial affairs for the Frick Pittsburgh.