The G-20 Summit gets under way this week as Pittsburgh opens its doors to leaders from 20 of the world's largest economic powers along with the legions of protesters. For more, we speak to Mackenzie Carpenter, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Joining us for a view from the ground near the G20 summit in Pittsburgh is Cindy Skrzycki, a correspondent for GlobalPost. And for an international perspective, we speak with GlobalPost correspondent Michael Goldfarb in London.
Today, global leaders descend on a small American town known as Pittsburgh, as the G-20 world summit gets underway. We hunted down three Steel City locals for their hometown perspective: Justin Strong, Sabina Deitrick and Se-n Sebastian.
The G-20 summit gets underway today in Pittsburgh. For an assessment of how the global financial system is faring, we turn to Liaquat Ahamed, author of 'Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.'
This week 'The Steel City' plays host to world leaders as the site of the G-20 economic summit. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman has lived through the city's ups and downs and responds as the world comes to his town.
Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Andrew Walker of the BBC both join us to discuss the news this week: health care reform, the G20 meeting's start in Pittsburgh and the UN General Assembly's kickoff.
The G-20 will discuss climate change in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a seemingly unlikely host given its struggles to keep its economy growing and its air clean. But the city's recent clean-tech revitalization is showing the world you don't have to pollute t
Schools across the country are preparing to inoculate their students against the H1N1 virus. Joining The Takeaway for a look at the supply of and demands for the H1N1 vaccine is Dr. Maria Simbra, medical reporter for KDKA TV in Pittsburgh.
Farmers around Pennsylvania, and indeed around the country are increasingly taking the money they make opening their land up to fracking and investing in renewable energy. Specifically, a number of farmers have chosen to plow their windfall into solar panels.
Geography, it turns out, is a key determiner in whether low-income children can improve their socio-economic status by the time they become adults. That's a key finding of a new research report from researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.
The United States has lost about a third of its manufacturing jobs since 2001, many to foreign competition. To help stem this, the president is touting a national network of regional "manufacturing hubs" based on a German model.
Some immigrants living in the shadows have gone to Washington, D.C. to lobby directly for immigration reform. We meet a janitor who made the trek to D.C. along with other members of his union. He's originally from Mexico and now lives in Pittsburgh.
Wastewater created by fracking contains many toxic elements and chemicals that can contaminate groundwater. The good news? Microbes in the soil feast on the metals and help clean up the spill. The bad news? This process can release high levels of arsenic into the groundwater.
Sidney Crosby is one of the NHL's top goal scorers, but he's also one of more than a dozen players currently sidelined with the mumps. The outbreak has led the league to give players and coaches booster shots in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.
When we think of Cuban exiles we think of Miami, but new Cuban migrants are looking elsewhere for work and housing. In Pittsburgh, one Cuban woman opened her house to more recent arrivals to help them get settled.
Ethane is one of the most useful gases to the petrochemicals industry. But it needs some extra processing before it can become polyethylene, the chemical used in plastics manufacturing — and that processing can cause harmful pollution.