Teen girls work to address their mental health crisis, and tell Pittsburgh: ‘Our voices matter.’
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Community Engagement Center in Homewood welcomes a handful of high school girls from the nearby Westinghouse Academy of Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS]. On a Monday afternoon in March, the girls had a long and rough day at school. Amber Taylor, a senior at Westinghouse, was told by a teacher…
School active shooter alerts in Pittsburgh and elsewhere a hoax, but the anxiety is real
Two Pittsburgh-area schools were the subjects of 911 calls that scrambled public safety professionals and nerves, but turned out to be false.
Youth voices unleashed: From the Source finale | S4, Ep. 12
Relive the voices of the future in the season finale of From the Source! Our Pittsburgh-area teen co-hosts have shared their perspectives on mental health, activism, immigration and more with humor and bravery throughout the season. With their unique and honest perspectives, our teen guests have left us with hope for the next generation. Tune…
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Fentanyl test strips are finally legal, but the deadly drug is already widespread
Carter Graves regularly used meth in 2014 and wanted to be able to test their drugs for fentanyl, an extremely strong and addictive opioid that can be laced into various drugs. But fentanyl test strips, when they could be found,…
Pittsburgh’s push for rental registration nixed by appeals court
The case is a clash of laws dating back to an ordinance passed by Pittsburgh City Council in 2015.
If I’m ‘the demographic corporate America wants so desperately,’ why am I constantly sidelined?
Get the degree, dress for the interview, show up early, write legislation, run for office — none of that seems to be enough when you’re a pretty, dark-skinned Black woman.
Public art vs. property rights: Artist and property owner face off over a mural in Wilkinsburg
The scope of a federal statute that protects the visual work of artists has fallen into question after a property owner and Pittsburgh-born artist clash over a particular community mural in Wilkinsburg.
How news and technology are influencing young minds | S4, Ep. 11
In this episode, we dive into the intersection of news and technology and how it’s shaping the awareness of teen culture. The minds behind this episode: young people who attended a journalism workshop co-hosted by PublicSource and Saturday Light Brigade…
John Weinstein’s ties to judge, staff emerge in lawsuit amid exec race
John Weinstein lent his support to a judicial candidate who went on to hire two staffers with ties to the mother of Weinstein’s children.
‘Make the fentanyl go away’? The rise of fentanyl analogs buoys challenges for reducing substance use in Allegheny County
In the fall of 1987, seven strangers at the Allegheny Country Rifle Club struck an agreement: They’d work together to start up a new drug network. In the year that followed, they peddled “China White,” a white powder marketed as…
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