24 May

Pittsburgh’s ties to Oppenheimer and the Atomic Age

published in category: From The TribLIVE Newsroom
Friday, May 24th, 2024 – 12:01 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%20Oppenheimer%201.mp3   The promise — and peril — of the power of the atom cast long shadows over Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. News Editor Jon Silver talks about Pittsburgh’s ties to the Atomic Age and J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, was born in Aspinwall. Silver wrote a […]


22 May

From the newsroom: Controversy surrounds Pittsburgh’s questionable payments to contractor

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 – 12:34 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%20E7%20P%20Card%20Controversy%201.mp3 Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration is embroiled in a controversy involving questionable payments to a contractor. The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation department has paid Mario Ashkar almost $23,000 for his work as a contractor. The payments have been via municipal credit cards, known as p-cards, which has lead to concerns and scrutiny. […]


16 May

From the newsroom: What is going on at Westmoreland County’s register of wills

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Thursday, May 16th, 2024 – 10:30 am

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%206%20Westmoreland%20Wills%201.mp3   In Westmoreland County, commissioner Ted Kopas has called for the resignation or removal by impeachment of the Register of Wills Sherry Magretti Hamilton. Earlier this month, two judges found Hamilton in direct criminal contempt on three counts: disobedience or neglect by an officer of the court; official misconduct as an officer of the court; and misbehavior in the presence of the court and obstructing the administration of justice. A Greensburg attorney has been appointed to serve as conservator over the office. The position gives the lawyer authority over all operations of the Register of Wills Office, where adoption records are processed and filed along with guardianships, wills and estates. Hamilton has not spoken about whether she will resign or what she will do going forward. TribLive’s Government and Politics reporter Rich Cholodofsky joined host Zac Gibson to explain what led to this call for removal and the consequences Hamilton could face. This is From The Newsroom.


09 May

From the Newsroom podcast: A look at the student protests at Pitt

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Thursday, May 9th, 2024 – 9:38 am

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%205%20FINAL%20PITT%20PROTESTS%20Bill%20Shackner%201.mp3 Over the past few weeks, universities and colleges across the country have seen unrest tied to the growing public sympathy for Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war. The University of Pittsburgh also saw a version of this national protest with its own Schenley Plaza as the site of students’ pro-Palestine encampment. Universities across the nation, […]


01 May

Podcast: Butler County is Ponderosa’s last frontier in Pennsylvania

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 – 1:52 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%20The%20Last%20Frontier%20of%20Ponderosa%20with%20Joyce%20Hanz%201.mp3 This week’s episode feature reporter Joyce Hanz joining Zac Gibson to dive into the nostalgia and loyalty surrounding the last Ponderosa Steakhouse in Pennsylvania. Butler County has one of the last of 16 Ponderosa restaurants left. It is located in Center township. Visitors travel from New York ,Virginia, Ohio and Erie to get a […]


24 Apr

What Summer Lee’s win over Bhavini Patel in Democratic primary means for the general election

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 – 1:04 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/Final%20FTN.E3%20Post%20Primary%20Ryan%20Deto%201.mp3 In this episode, a look at the aftermath of the high stakes Pennsylvania District 12 congressional contest between Democrats, Bhavini Patel and incumbent Summer Lee. Political reporter Ryan Deto joins Zac Gibson again to dissect the primary results and provide some insight into the profiles of these candidates. They discuss what may have decided […]


17 Apr

A look at the Democratic primary between Summer Lee, Bhavini Patel

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 – 12:59 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN.%20EP2%20%20Primary%20Profiles%20PA12%20DRAFT%202.mp3 Pennsylvania’s primary election day is coming up next week and will feature one of the more interesting races as Democrats will choose between incumbent Rep. Summer Lee and challenger Bhavini Patel, an Edgewood councilwoman, in the battle for the District 12 seat in the U.S. House. TribLive reporter Ryan Deto joins digital producer Zac […]


09 Apr

Podcast: Franklin Regional stabbings: 10 years later with reporters Renatta Signorini and Megan Swift

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 – 12:52 pm

http://files.triblive.com/podcasts/sportstalk/FTN%20Franklin%20Regional%2010%20year%20Anniversary.mp3 Before the start of classes on the morning of April 9, 2014, Alex Hribal, a 16-year-old sophomore, went room to room with an 8- to 10-inch knife in each hand, slashing and stabbing 20 students and security guard. Everyone survived. TribLive’s Zac Gibson spoke with reporters Renatta Signorini and Megan Swift about the event. […]