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Urban Heroes

Urban Heroes


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This show features people who do important work in urban areas, along with the work at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Today's guest did not call in, so Karla and John reported on the Hewitt Library Project reception from last week, the nonprofit class that began at CUBM last night and John's impressions from his recent participation in the Returning... more

We are honored in Pittsburgh to have a ministry and gospel music legend in town for the weekend. Pastor Marvin Winans will join John and Karla today to talk about his ministry, his music, life in the church and a host of other topics. You... more

Dr. Lola Thorpe is the pastor of the North Side Institutional Church of God in Christ and her daughter Lisa is the president of the Nonprofit Leadership Training Institute (NLTI). Both have served with distinction in the Pittsburgh community... more

Pastor Rodney Lyde currently serves as pastor at Baptist Temple in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years, Pastor Lyde has been involved in ministry beyond the pulpit that took him into the community to... more

It is hard to refer to either of the Jackson couple without mentioning the other. They are truly a team who have distinguished themselves as urban heroes both individually and as a couple. Both are CUBM graduates, with Helen earning her... more

Dr. Todd Allen has been on the show before, talking about his Common Ground project that conducts bus tours of Civil Rights sites in the South. Today Todd joins the show in a different capacity a a 2015 Urban Hero. Todd will share with... more

Sean and Loleda Moman were returning from a family vacation when an accident changed their lives forever. Instead of retreating, however, they decided to keep moving foward and have raised a wonderful family while making in impact at... more

George Russell is a noted musician who is returning home to Pittsburgh this weekend to do a History of Gospel Music concert on Saturday evening, working with a choir and musicians he assembled for workshops and rehearsals... more

George Russell Jr. is a musician who teaches at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. George has been invited by CUBM to conduct a History of Gospel workshop on April 10-11 here in Pittsburgh for musicians, choir... more