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Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

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Podcast: Pittsburgh grapples with how to move forward after shooting

Written by Katie Meyer | Nov 2, 2018 2:06 PM
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Stars of David with the names of those killed in a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue stand in front of the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Matt Rourke/The Associated Press)

On Saturday, eleven people were murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and six others were injured. A man named Robert Bowers was arrested and has been charged with anti-Semitic hate crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.

In the days since, members of Pittsburgh's robust Jewish community have been grappling with the sudden deaths of their own, the hatefulness of the crime, and being thrust suddenly into a national political spotlight.

Lucy Perkins, Virginia Alvino Young, and Margaret Krauss--all of Pittsburgh public radio station WESA--join us this week to explain what's going on, what people are feeling, and what the weeks ahead look like for the city.

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