Virtual watch party
Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm
WITF is cracking open our archival programming vault for a special retro Our Town Watch Party!
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?
Jae C. Hong/AP
By Rachel Treisman
Army officials have announced that some 740 military health professionals are being sent to Texas and California.
By Tom Bowman/NPR
“University administration is tacitly stating that there is an acceptable amount of death for a return to in-person instruction. We disagree,” said Bailey Campbell, one of the die-in’s organizers, in a news release.
Allegheny County officials say the primary was an all-hands-on-deck situation to process the enormous influx of paper ballots.
- Courtesy state Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny)
Washington spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to prop up small businesses and assist laid-off workers.
By Scott Horsley/NPR
Charles Rex Arbogast
“As progress in fighting hunger stalls, the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems,” UNICEF said in a statement.
By Austin Horn/NPR
- Gene J. Puskar
WikiMedia Commons User Jllm06
Supporters of a 106-foot Christopher Columbus monument in Philadelphia have filed suit accusing the park’s nonprofit manager of breaking an agreement to maintain the monument by covering up its base following recent protests.
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.