Extra outdoor seating extends into the street outside of Mike's Beer Bar on the Northside of Pittsburgh on Sunday July 12, 2020. With indoor service not allowed due to COVID-19, the expanded outdoor seating at restaurants throughout Pittsburgh will run through mid-to-late October. Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

Pa. health secretary says hospitals not challenged, officials not considering new restrictions

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Staff

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Activists said Allentown police appeared to violate their own use-of-force policy against neck restraints when an officer used his knee to bear down on the man’s head.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Virtual watch party

Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm

WITF is cracking open our archival programming vault for a special retro Our Town Watch Party!

Toward Racial Justice

Thursday, July 15 at 7pm

WITF’s Toward Racial Justice series continues with a discussion about Race & Education. What’s behind the racial disparity in our education system? And what are some steps we can take as a community and as a society to address the issue?


The RaRas

Sometimes music is planned out. Sometimes it’s more like a conversation, being worked out in real time.

“One night we were playing together in Ralph’s basement studio,” says drummer Ray Wright. He and pianist Ralph Diekemper create music under the name The RaRas. “We started playing some stuff and Ralph just happened to hit the record button. Half an hour later we were like, ‘Wow, that was incredible. What did we just do?’”

Now in its eighth year, Transforming Health‘s Summer Read is proud to announce its selection for 2020: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.