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Farm Aid and the Good Food Movement

This past weekend Farm Aid was held in Western PA just outside of Pittsburgh, PA .  This special event was sold out months in advance of September 16. Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of…


Remembering Dan Rooney

It often is said that the apple doesn’t fall from the tree!  Well it is true with the Rooney family.  Dan Rooney and the stories we heard Sunday before and after the Steelers Home Opener had former and today”s players pay tribute to him and the Rooney family for a winning tean and culture created…


Living on the Edge – Alyssa “Living with Mental Illness”

To be a woman dealing with manic depression is a real challenge to live with it and then try to help people to understand what being mentally ill is about.  Listen to her story of hope and possibility by pressing the arrow tab below … Bipolar disorder From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Manic depression” redirects…


Glory Days of the 70’s Steelers

Pro Football Hall of Fame Corner Back Mel Blount shares some thoughts on the early days as the Pttsburgh Steelers begin to turn from a perennial loser to a winning team with leadership by Head Coach Chuck Noll.   Noll created not only a winning team but a culture that has led to the Steelers…


Remembering Flight 427 – 23 Years Ago ….

USAir Flight 427 was a scheduled flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport, with a final destination of West Palm Beach, Florida. On Thursday, September 8, 1994, the Boeing 737 flying this route crashed while approaching runway 28R of Pittsburgh International Airport, located in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which at the…


What’s in a Name?

When the name is Roberto Clemente it speaks volumes especially in Pittsburgh, PA! The world has adopted Roberto Clemente. But he has always belonged to Pittsburgh. This is where he left footprints in the grass before sprouting angel’s wings, so Clemente Day isn’t a formality in this city; it’s a sacred rite. Today is Roberto…


Educate and Train People for the Future …

Labor Day feature from a Passages interview with Mama Maida Springer Kemp.  She was an historic labor leader who cared and made advances for people through the union movement in the U.S. and abroad. n the 1950s she began working for the AFL as an adviser to newly founded labor unions in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ghana,…


Let My People Go!

Labor Day is an interesting end of the summer! It is after the season of vacations and relaxation for most and is just about the time school starts and we hunker down for a sprint towards Thanksgiving and Christmas to prepare for the beginning of another year. Labor, what does it mean historically for those…


Not Letting Cancer Get You Down ….

WTAE-TV Morning News Anchor Kelly Fry who is battling cancer will throw out the first pitch this evening at 7:05 p.m. before the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. Click on this link to find out more about Fry’s battle with cancer and her inspiration to so many others dealing with…


After the Storm Comes A Shore ….

Stories help us weather the storms of life. We learn from stories. We cherish stories. Life After the Storm is a series of award-winning stories. We share them now as we pray and reach out to help those people living on the Texas Gulf Coast. Ashley evacuates because she needs to get her young daughters…