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Brewed On Grant: Eagle Watching

Brewed On Grant: Eagle Watching

The eagles have had a rough go of it this winter/spring so far. Both eggs failed to produce hatchlings. Not to mention those pesky surveillance cameras! 

Empty Netter Assists - Recapping Penguins-Coyotes - 03-29-15

Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from yesterday's game. Kris Letang was hospitalized after a hit by Coyotes captain/forward Shane Doan. -The Arizona Republic's recap. "He's been unbelievable. Some of the saves he made tonight were outstanding." - Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone on Smith. -The Associated Press' recap. "[Doan] is not like that. I don't think that was dirty. I think [Letang] fell the wrong way and the distance from the boards and everything. We talked about it and I said 'hey, it's kind of got to be done,' and he's not going to shy away from that." - Steve Downie on his...
Free cooking/gardening demo with Doug Sunday

Free cooking/gardening demo with Doug Sunday

Jessica Walliser and Doug Oster are The Organic Gardeners. They'll be giving a free cooking/gardening demo on Sunday. I'll be joined by my radio partner Jessica Walliser on Sunday March 29th, 2015 at three Giant Eagle Market District stores. We'll be talking gardening and cooking a special recipe from the onion family. Best of all you get to taste what we make. We've also got lots of seeds and other gardening stuff to give a way. We're at the Bethel Park Giant Eagle Market District at 9:30 a.m. The new Waterworks store at 12 noon Then we'll finish the day at the Pine store at 2:30 p.m. Hope...
Brewed On Grant: Dreary City

Brewed On Grant: Dreary City

As if this would be a surprise to anyone living here, Pittsburgh has been named one of the Dreariest Cities in the country. Then again, we don't suffer the unbearable heat or drought conditions that less dreary cities have to deal with. 

About the Blues - 03-24-15

A preview of the Blues. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Midwest, TVA. Record: 45-21-7, 97 points. The Blues are in first place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Vladimir Tarasenko, 70 points (35 goals, 35 assists). Last Game: 2-1 road loss to the Red Wings Sunday. Goaltender Jake Allen made 23 saves for the Blues. Last Game against the Penguins: 4-2 home loss Feb. 21. Tarasenko had two assists. Blues Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Center Paul Statsny (right). He has a three-game scoring streak. Ex-Penguins on the Blues:...

Nonprofit director launches campaign to unseat Pittsburgh council incumbent

La'Tasha Mayes (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)By Robert ZulloThe executive director of a community nonprofit challenging an incumbent for the 7th District City Council seat this spring will formally roll out her candidacy Wednesday evening in Friendship.La'Tasha D. Mayes, who founded the 11-year-old New Voices Pittsburgh, a black women and girls...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6484-nonprofit-director-launches-campaign-to-unseat-pittsburgh-council-incumbent
Two-State Solution

Two-State Solution

Netanyahu was so desperate to win re-election that he caved to right wing voters in Israel and reversed position on the two-state solution. Whatever happens with the USA's relationship with Israel, Bibi is a dangerous opportunist and should not be trusted. 
GOP Letter

GOP Letter

As if breaking protocol by inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress wasn't insulting enough, now some GOP Senators have sent a letter to Iran in an attempt to derail Obama's nuclear talks. Do the republicans not see how these betrayals undermine U.S. influence and stature worldwide?   
Mixed reviews of Led Zeppelin at Three Rivers Stadium 1973 #tbt newsclip

Mixed reviews of Led Zeppelin at Three Rivers Stadium 1973 #tbt newsclip

July 24, 1973, Three Rivers Stadium: The biggest crowd ever for a concert in Pittsburgh to that point, for Led Zeppelin, easily in the Top 5 on any list of the greatest rock bands of all time. Must have been insanely great, right? "The show itself was not memorable as far as rock concerts go," said PG critic Mike Kalina. Huh?! "The only standout work was performed by lead guitarist Jimmy Page." But wait. Led Zeppelin was, above all else, an ensemble. Three killer players and one golden god putting the hammer to the blues. Well, according to Kalina, Robert Plant's singing "was not...

Stay away from San Jose - 03-10-15

The fall of 1997 was a much different time. You still needed a memory card to save your PlayStation games, "A/S/L?" was common way to start a conversation and "I'm King of the World!" wasn't quite yet part of the lexicon of pop culture. It was also the last time the Penguins won in the Capital of Silicon Valley. On Oct. 22, 1997, the Penguins beat the Sharks, 5-2, in a building which has had several corporate names but is known colloquially as "The Shark Tank." In the ensuing 16 seasons, the Penguins have made 12 trips to San Jose and have never won. After last night, they are now 0-10-2,...

Perry on Politics: True American exceptionalism on display in Selma

President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala. (Associated Press photo)By James M. PerryThose who doubt Barack Obama loves America should read the brilliant speech he delivered in Selma, Alabama, on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Google it, at Obama transcript Selma .Mr. Obama said...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6477-perry-on-politics-true-american-exceptionalism-on-display-in-selma
PA Budget

PA Budget

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf introduced his very first budget plan to the GOP-led state legislature last week. There may be a lot of good ideas in there but I fear the only word the legislature will hear is "tax". Let the non-negotiations begin! 
O-Bomb-A

O-Bomb-A

The Netanyahu speech to congress was an in-your-face rebuke of the Obama administration's talks with Iran. It was the same kind of political circus act that Bibi tried at the UN when he held up a cartoon bomb to illustrate Iran's nuclear threat.   

Empty Netter Assists - Recapping the trade deadline - 03-03-15

Penguins -Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy (right) are in. Robert Bortuzzo and Simon Despres are out. -"The Penguins have as good of a chance as any team in the Eastern Conference." - Jim Rutherford. -"I talked to Ian on a couple of occasions this year and his goal was to be a top-four player here and get those type of minutes. The feeling was if we couldn't find the proper fit, he said he would accept a move to a different organization for a fresh start. Ian was a great pro here. He was a healthy scratch at times and he might not have got the ice time, but he showed up every day at work. It was a...
Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed's picture of the dress was all anyone was talking about on the internet and elsewhere last Friday. Was it white and gold? Or was it blue and black? If only they had funny cats that changed colors!