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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 21: Andrea Laurion and Vivian Lee Croft of Girls Write Pittsburgh

Vivian Lee Croft and Andrea Laurion cofounded Girls Write Pittsburgh to give teenage girls in Pittsburgh a safe space for writing and self-expression. They talked to us about how their weekly sessions helps build confidence and critical thinking skills among the girls who participate.  They’re in Garfield and Brookline now, with plans to expand to other […]

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AwesomeCast 339: Scooby Doo Endings

We’ve got our usual gadget hounds Sorg, Chilla, and Katie on for AwesomeCast 339.  This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including: Like videogames? We’re looking to do an AwesomeCast gaming spin-off. Videogames are tech. Chilla is taking us into his Awesome Thing Of The Week with the Nintendo Switch Joycon controller. Sorg has […]