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The Broadcast Podcast 30: Erika Strassburger

Erika Strassburger is the longtime chief of staff for city councilor Dan Gilman, and is running for his seat. She got the job by replying to a Facebook post. Her previous work includes advocacy for Penn Environment, and she is a board member of Conservation Consultants Inc. We asked her about dealing with constituents and […]

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The Broadcast Podcast 29: Ginny Montanez

Virginia Montanez has been writing about Pittsburgh in some form or other for more than a decade, first with her blog PittGirl, which evolved into That’s Church, and later with a popular column in Pittsburgh Magazine. She’s the co-founder of the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s Make Room 4 Kids initiative which delivers video game units to kids at […]

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The Broadcast Podcast 28: Kate Dewey

Kate Dewey will soon depart the Forbes Funds after four years at the helm, but her career in nonprofits spans half a century.  She’s going to continue overseeing the UpPrize social innovation competition,  which has already funded several notable projects aimed at helping others. Dewey spoke to us about Pittsburgh’s reputation as a city of nonprofits, and […]

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The Broadcast Podcast 27: Ashleigh Deemer

In November, Ashleigh Deemer co-founded the new political action committee Women for the Future of Pittsburgh along with outgoing City Councilor Natalia Rudiak, mayor-elect of Wilkinsburg Marita Garrett and County Controller Chelsa Wagner. Deemer has a bachelor’s in environmental policy from Chatham University and a master’s degree in public management from CMU. She’s worked for […]

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The Broadcast Podcast 26: Sara Innamorato

Sara Innamorato, owner of Innamo Co. is the cofounder of She Runs Southwestern Pa., one of many organizations focused on getting more women to run for office.  Pennsylvania ranks 40th when it comes to female representation in government. She talked to us about why she decided to run for office.; she says both the results of the […]

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The Broadcast Podcast 25: Sarika Goulatia

Sarika Goulatia is a sculptor/installation artist who comes to Pittsburgh by way of Gorakhpur, India. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in textiles at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and a BFA from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. She spoke with the Broadcast Podcast about what inspires her […]