Heinz Radio: Policy That Matters

Policy that Matters is a radio show created and hosted by the students of the Heinz Journal. The show features commentary on current public policy issues and interviews with global policy leaders. You can find clips of the weekly radio show online and broadcasted across Western Pennsylvania on WRCT 88.3 Thursdays from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Lee Branstetter on TPP

Lee Branstetter on TPP

The text of the Transpacific Partnership, or TPP was publicly released for the first time on November 5, 2015 and, at 5,500 pages, there’s a lot to understand. This massive trade deal covers twelve different countries responsible for 40% of the world’s GDP. Joining us to share his knowledge and expertise...

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Bridging Local Food Deserts with Food Trucks

Bridging Local Food Deserts with Food Trucks

A 2012 report from the US Department of the Treasury found that 47% of Pittsburgh residents live in food deserts, places without ready access to fresh, healthy foods that you might find in a grocery stores. Farm Truck Foods, a local for-profit social enterprise, is working to bridge this gap food-truck-style,...

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The Future of Pittsburgh with Dan Gilman

The Future of Pittsburgh with Dan Gilman

A generation ago, major industries departed Pittsburgh, leaving a hollowed out former steel town to find a new way forward. Just a decade ago, the city was veering towards bankruptcy. Today, Pittsburgh has hit a spectacular moment of prosperity. Still, many issues afflict the city, from an overloaded...

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Pittsburgh and the ADA

Pittsburgh and the ADA

This summer marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights case prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. How has this legislation expanded the...

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The State of Local Poverty

The State of Local Poverty

Community Human Services (CHS) empowers families and individuals to live in stable housing, connect to community resources, build relationships, and access quality food. Chief Operating Officer Jon Hoffman from CHS talks to Heinz Radio about critical poverty issues right here in Pittsburgh, with special...

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Shared Streets of Pittsburgh

Shared Streets of Pittsburgh

What do employer-provided shower stalls have to do with bikes? A lot, evidently. Ngani Ndimbie from Bike Pittsburgh talks to Heinz Radio about the non-profit’s mission to transform city streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places that are safe and accessible for everyone to cycle and walk....

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