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World Footprints is excited to share one of our new favorite cities --Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (despite our football rivalries). When most people who have never visited Pittsburgh think of the city, they may envision an industrial city filled with tall smoke stakes. In reality, Pittsburgh is a vibrant, colorful, modern and pristine city that is very welcoming. The three rivers that meet at a point creates a flowing calming energy and provided the inspiration for Dutch artist Florentjn Hofman to select the city as her North American debut of his giant rubber duck. Today, we will give you a glimpse into this remarkable city as we explore Pittsburgh's rich history through attractions like the Senator John Heinz History Center, we'll walk through the streets of The Hill District and we'll relive Pittsburgh's industrial past as we tour the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
The famous biographer, James Parton, once referred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "Hell with the lid off", but today the city is vibrant, colorful and celebrated.
The Senator John Heinz History Center traces its roots back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural institution in Western Pennsylvania. The museum and research facility presents over 250 years of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania life and it’s quest for storytelling is supported by the affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. On a recent visit to Pittsburgh we sat down with Brady Smith from the History Center, who shared how Western Pennsylvania helped author some of America’s most compelling historical stories.
Pittsburgh was a main destination of the African-American Great Migration and that southern exodushern exodus produced a cultural mecca in the Hill District. The community inspired playwrights, musicians and Hollywood as it was the setting for the television series “Hill Street bBues”. Marimba Milliones from the Hill Community Development Corporation tells us that remnants of the Hill District’s cultural mosaic during it’s hey-days from 1920 to the 1940s, can be seen today in landmarks that once housed synagogues and other places of worship, and in the architecture of some of the historic structures that accent the community.
Built in 1907 along the Monongahela River, Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 still stand tall and they offer a rare look into early 19th century iron-making technology. Since the collapse of Pittsburgh’s steel industry in the 1980s, the Carrie Furnaces remain the only non-operative blast furnaces in the area.
With the NFL preseason and regular season on deck, it is time to kick off the NFL "SuperFan" series 2015-style! Tonight I will preview the Pittsburgh Steelers' upcoming season with Steelers' fan Jason Haas.
Topics to be covered include:
What went wrong with the 2014 Steelers?
Thoughts on the Steelers' draft?
What in the hell went wrong with Pittsburgh's D season?
How will the Steelers fare in 2015?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is much more than a gray, smokey steel town. It is a vibrant and colorful city filled with rich history, culture and culinary goodies. The three rivers that meet at a point creates a flowing calming energy and provided the inspiration for Dutch artist Florentjn Hofman to select the city as her North American debut of his giant rubber duck. Today, we will give you a glimpse into this remarkable city as we explore Pittsburgh's rich history through attractions like the Senator John Heinz History Center, we'll walk through the streets of The Hill District and we'll relive Pittsburgh's industrial past as we tour the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
Be sure to joing Lance Williams and me as we dive into another edition of Pittsburgh Steelers talk on the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard". There is plenty to discuss as the Steelers move past the Week 4 loss to the Ravens and look ahead to the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.
Take a look at the rundown for tonight's show:
- Week 4 loss and recap
- Martavis Bryant's return
- Keys to success in the game vs. the Chargers
- Predictions for Week 5
The Steelers will look to improve their record to 3-2 with a win on the West coast this week, so be sure to tune in live at 9 p.m. EDT. Be sure to call in and make the discussion a conversation by dialing (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to have your voice heard.
As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, so should the vast fan base of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Join Chris Carter and me for the latest episode of "The Standard is the Standard" where we will talk about the latest win over the St. Louis Rams, and preview the upcoming game against the Ravens in Week 4.
Other topics will include:
- How the injury of Ben Roethlisberger will impact the Steelers offense
- 3 Offensive Keys to beating Baltimore
- 3 Defensive Keys to beating Baltimore
- Predictions and more
Be sure to tune in live at 9:00 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page, and feel free to call in at any time to have your voice heard. Whether it is a complaint, a question or a concern, the phone lines are open for you. Call (347) 850-8581 and let us know what you think of the upcoming game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to defeat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 in Week 2 NFL action, advancing their record to 2-1. However, the victory came at a cost as the team saw their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, lost due to a left knee injury. Michael Vick filled in for Roethlisberger, and did just enough to help the team win the football game.
Be sure to call in and make the discussion a conversation by calling (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show.
When the Delta Foundation announced their headliner entertainer wass Iggy Azalea, many in the Western PA area were outraged and many LGBTQ persons of color felt especially alienated from Pittsburgh Pride. However, the selection of Azalea was just the last in a long list of incidents which leave many feeling as if the Delta Foundation doesn't care about the local LGBTQ community, but rather organizes Pride for white cis males alone. From the outrage came the organization of Roots Pride Pittsburgh.
My guest for this episode is Joy KMT, one of the co-organizers for the protest against Delta and the organizing effort to form Roots Pride Pittsburgh. We will talk about the Iggy controversy, and how a grassroots oriented Pride will serve Western PA's LGBTQAI com munity.
Here are some links for more about Roots Pride Pittsburgh:
Roots Pride Pittsburgh Event on Facebook
Protest Page on Facebook
Be sure to join Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams as they talk about everything related to the Pittsburgh Steelers as they recap the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots and look ahead to the upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers. The guys will talk about a myriad of topics surrounding the upcoming game. Some of those will be:
- 3 offensive keys vs. the 49ers defense
- 3 defensive keys vs. the 49ers offense
- What the point spread tells us about the upcoming game
- and so much more
Be sure to listen live at 9:00 p.m. EST on BlogTalkRadio, and call in to be a part of the show by calling (347) 850-8581. If you miss the show, be sure to listen in podcats form on BTSC, on our BlogTalkRadio page as well as on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" into the iTunes search engine to find the entire BTSC podcast library. Please subscribe and rate the show!
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview a favorite Pittsburgh Steeler, Ernie Mills.
Ernie Mills comes to the Rattler squad as the receivers’ coach. Mills was a standout receiver for the Florida Gators before being drafted in 1991 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played in Pittsburgh with Holmes until 1996. In 1997 he played one season with the Carolina Panthers, before playing with the Dallas Cowboys in 1998 and 1999.
Ernie Mills led the Gators in receiving touchdowns with 10 in 1990. That season he also garnered 770 yards receiving. He was a first-team All-SEC selection with the 9-2 Gators in 1990, playing under both Galen Hall and Steve Spurrier in his time at the University of Florida.
Ernie helped the Steelers get a birth in Super Bowl XXX with 39 catches for 679 yards while scoring eight touchdowns on the season. Mills spent nine years in the NFL. He finished his career with 196 receptions, 20 touchdowns and 2,934 yards. Mills is still regarded as one of the toughest receivers to ever play professional football. His versatility as a blocker was often compared to the resolve of the area’s reputation for blue collar steel workers. Also a return man in the NFL, Mills gained and amazing 1,818 yards on 80 kickoff returns.