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  • 00:30

    Pittsburgh Steeler LORENZO FREEMAN

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    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Pittsburgh Steeler Lorenzo Freeman. He will discuss his career and give his prediction for the upcoming season.


  • 01:08

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Raiders game & previewing the Browns

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a thrilling victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9 of the NFL regular season, but the win came at a cost with Ben Roethlisberger due to miss time after injuring his foot in the 4th quarter of that game. The Steelers now are preparing for the Cleveland Browns to come to Heinz Field in Week 10, and what better way to prepare than with Lance Williams and me and another episode of the BTSC podcast "The Standard is the Standard"?

    Take a look at the show's run down which goes live tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page:

    - Recap the Raiders game
    - Issue with player celebrations, even if the play is still going on?
    - Ben Roethlisberger's status
    - Keys to victory against the Browns
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to tune in live, and feel free to call in and give your two cents about the black and gold. Simply dial (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can check it out via podcast form on BTSC, our BlogTalkRadio page as well as on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" to access the entire BTSC podcast library and feed.

    Other BTSC Podcasts to check out:
    "SteelCast" - Hosted by Christopher Carter and Dani Bostick
    "Steelers Final Score" - BTSC's post-game call-in show

  • 00:07


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    What is going on in Pittsburgh

  • 01:06

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recapping the Bengals game and previewing the Raiders

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are about to head into a very big game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Oakland Raiders. Be sure to get yourself ready for the big AFC matchup with the best Steelers podcast on the web. "The Standard is the Standard" is BTSC's flagship podcast and brings you the best information and analysis leading up to this week's opponent.

    Check out the run down of the show tonight:

    - Recapping the Bengals Loss
    - Burfict's hit dirty?
    - Steelers' reaction over the top?
    - Keys to victory over the Raiders
    - Winner in the driver seat?
    - Predictions
    - and much more!

    Be sure to call in to the show, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page, by calling (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make the conversation a discussion. If you miss the live show, be sure to check BTSC for the podcast form, as well as on iTunes and our BlogTalkRadio page

  • 01:02

    Steelers Final Score: Pittsburgh shoots themselves in the foot vs. Seahawks

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks 39-30, and there were many questions left unresolved after the game. Join Jeff Hartman and Christopher Carter from Behind the Steel Curtain for the Steelers Final Score podcast to talk about the game that was.

    Join us live here on BlogTalkRadio to talk about what went wrong, and what went right for the Steelers in the loss which handed them their 5th loss of the 2015 season. Call anytime during the show by dialing (347) 850-8581 to make your voice heard.

  • 01:04

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers come off bye week and prepare for Seahawks

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    Get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, by listening to the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard" tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on our BlogTalkRadio page. Join Christopher Carter, filling in for Lance Williams, and me as we break down the upcoming game. 

    Take a look at the rundown for the upcoming show:

    - Steelers post-bye week expectations
    - Breaks are starting to take place for Pittsburgh in final 6 games
    - Offensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Defensive Keys to success vs. Seattle
    - Predictions for the Week 12 game
    - and much more!

    Be sure to listen to the show live on our BlogTalkRadio page, and be sure to call in to make the discussion a conversation by dialing (347) 850-8581 anytime during the show to make your voice heard. If you miss the show live, you can hear it in podcast form here on BTSC, as well as on our BlogTalkRadio page and on iTunes. Simply search "The Standard is the Standard" in your iTunes search engine to locate our entire BTSC archive feed.

  • Traveling Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania beyond the steel industry

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    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.  

  • 00:40

    2015 NFL SuperFan Series: the Pittsburgh Steelers

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    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?

  • 01:00

    Exploring Pittsburgh neighborhoods

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    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.


  • 01:17

    Pittsburgh Steelers: A crazy win over the Chargers and looking to the Cardinals

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to claim a huge win on the road on Monday Night Football over the San Diego Chargers to move their record to 3-2 on the season, but now the attention turns to the 4-1 Arizona Cardials who invade Heinz Field this Sunday in Week 7 action.

    Be sure to tune in to the BTSC flagship podcast "The Standard is the Standard" tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT as Lance Williams and I break down the last game and preview the upcoming game. Check out the rundown below:

    - Ben Roethlisberger's potential return
    - Antonio Brown's comments
    - Game balls vs. the Chargers
    - Offensive and Defensive Keys to victory
    - Predictions of Cardinals / Steelers game

    Listen live on BlogTalkRadio and call in (347) 850-8581 to make your voice heard!

  • 00:32

    Pride Series: Roots Pride Pittsburgh

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    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