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  • 01:00

    Exploring Pittsburgh neighborhoods

    in Travel

    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.


     

  • 00:32

    Pride Series: Roots Pride Pittsburgh

    in Politics

    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


     

  • 00:21

    Pittsburgh Steeler Ernie Mills

    in Education

    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.


      


     

  • 00:45

    Dr Kathy Humphrey Vice-Chancellor University of Pittsburgh

    in Education

    Kathy Humphrey is the newly appointed senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff at the University of Pittsburgh.


    In her new role, she will concentrate on internal and external relations, focusing on facilitating business engagement, strategic initiatives and partnerships, and government interaction at all levels. She will work closely with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Pitt senior management to position the University to have maximum impact in the region, the Commonwealth, and beyond. For the past nine years, she served as Pitt’s vice provost and dean of students.


    Humphrey has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. She was honored as a recipient of a YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award (in Education) and was selected as a member a New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence.  She also received the University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council (AAAC) inaugural Sankofa Award, and has been chosen the Pitt Administrator of the Year the past four years by the student body. Most recently, she was one of 32 women from 13 countries chosen to participate in the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program. 

  • 00:30

    Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, Steelers & Media Topics With Reporter Josh Yohe

    in Sports

    (NOTE: We had some trouble bringing Josh aboard at the start. Feel free to skip ahead to the 5:00 mark for the interview.) DKonPittsburghSports.com reporter Josh Yohe joins City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka for an all-encompassing discussion on Pittsburgh's "Big Three" teams - the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers - in addition to the state of sports media today. Yohe, who previously worked the Pens beat for the Tribune-Review, discusses his new diverse role for Dejan Kovacevic's groundbreaking subscription-based website and the transition away from a "traditional" media company. Follow Josh on Twitter at @JoshYohe_PGH for news, views and commentary on the best of Pittsburgh sports!

  • 00:30

    Pride Series 2015: Latin LGBTQ Pride in Pittsburgh PA

    in Politics

    this interview is a part of a larger series highlighting Pride activities in Pittsburgh. My guest for this episode is Tara Marie who is the co-founder and organizer of the upcoming Latin LGBTQ Pride event. 


    Here's the Facebook group for LGBTQ Pride Pittsburgh: https://www.facebook.com/events/718155584959626/


     

  • 01:04

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Point/Counterpoint - Why the Steelers will be in SB 50

    in Football

    On the latest edition of the Behind the Steel Curtain flagship podcast, "The Standard is the Standard", Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams will discuss all thing Pittsburgh Steelers, but more importantly why the Steelers will be the AFC representative in Super Bowl 50.


    The Point/Counterpoint segment will be based around the following categories which will be debated at length:


    - Ben Roethlisberger the best QB in the AFC


    - Steelers have the best WR corps in the NFL


    - Le'Veon Bell the best RB in the league


    - The defensive issues in the secondary can easily be fixed


    - The team's pass rush will improve, creating more turnovers.


    Be sure to tune in live tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET for the best Steelers talk on the Internet. Be a part of the show by following the discussion on Twitter (@btsteelcurtain), calling in live (347) 850-8581 and listening on our BlogTalkRadio page.

  • 01:15

    What's Hot: Talking all Pittsburgh Steelers as OTAs wrap up

    in Football

    Join Bryan DeArdo and Chris Carter for another edition of the BTSC podcast "What's Hot". You will get a glimpse of not only what is burning with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but also around the NFL.


    Be sure to be an active member of the show by listening live at 8:00 p.m. EST. Also, follow along with the show on Twitter to make your voice heard in some way, shape or form. 


    Be sure to listen to all the BTSC podcasts here on our BlogTalkRadio stationg, as well as on iTunes by searching 'The Standard is the Standard'

  • 00:28

    Stanley Cup Playoffs & Pittsburgh Penguins Talk With Dan Kingerski

    in Sports

    It's once again time for some NHL hockey talk on City of Champions Radio, as host Matt Gajtka welcomes sports radio veteran Dan Kingerski to dig into the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Dan is a current host on Pittsburgh's 93.7 The Fan, and he is the self-professed "hockey guy" at the all-sports-talk station. Matt picks Dan's brain on the four teams remaining and the current course of both conference final series. They also try to diagnose the Pens' rough end to the season and formulate ways to get the franchise back on track. Is it as simple as staying healthy? Or is there a deeper issue with the way the roster has been constructed?

  • 01:05

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Off-season story lines, Fact or Fiction and OTA news

    in Football

    The BTSC podcast 'The Standard is the Standard' returns Monday night to talk about anything and everything Pittsburgh Steelers related. Join Jeff Hartman (editor of BTSC) and co-host Lance Williams as they break down the off-season thus far in the Steel City.


    Items on the docket tonight are some off-season storylines for both the offensive and defensive sides of the football, and the guys will play a game of 'Fact or Fiction' where they give their insight on some burning topics surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for training camp.


    Be a part of the show bylistening live Monday at 9:00 p.m. EST for the best Steelers talk around!

  • 00:34

    Crazy Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Proposals and More With T.J. McAloon

    in Sports

    Freelance writer and podcast host T.J. McAloon makes his debut appearance on City of Champions Radio, talking Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and the rest of the sporting world with regular host Matt Gajtka. T.J. specializes in coming up with wild NHL trade proposals, so he'll fire off a few for Matt's amusement before they move on to other topics, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Follow T.J. on Twitter at @TJMcAloon and have a listen to his college football podcast at PlaceToBeNation.com!

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