Riverlife video: Amazing before-and-after images of Pittsburgh's riverfronts.
In 1999, Pittsburgh's riverfronts were much different than they are today. After years of industrial use and restricted access caused by barriers like highways and train tracks, Pittsburgh's waterfront areas were largely unused and undesirable.
But then things changed in a big way.
Riverlife (riverlifepgh.org) was founded in 1999 to create a master plan for Pittsburgh's changing waterfronts. With your support, Riverlife works with property owners, developers, elected officials and community groups to bring the very best to Pittsburgh's downtown riverfronts. New public parks. Trail connections. Boat landings. Beautiful buildings that interact with the waterfront. Outdoor recreation amenities. Restored river ecology.
Pittsburgh's riverfronts are the future of the city. Thanks for being part of the transformation. More at riverlifepgh.org.
Great Old Amusement Parks (PBS / Warner) [1999 | VHS | 60FPS]
The complete video that features various amusement parks around the United States and the contraptions and attractions that lie within.
Stalling Economy Forces Pennsylvania Schools to Put Dreams on Hold
The weak economy is contributing to -- and magnifying the problems -- of some school districts around the United States. John Merrow, the NewsHour's special correspondent for education, reports on the problems one Pennsylvania district is facing.
Monitoring your water in Pittsburgh
As Mayor Bill Peduto's administration and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority announced more details on the planned distribution of free water filters, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker held back-to-back news briefings on efforts to address concerns over lead in city drinking water.
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Massive five-alarm fire destroys over 100 classic cars
Blaze causes major damage to part of classic car shop in Staunton, Illinois
Perils For Pedestrians 177: Pittsburgh
0:28 --Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has more sets of stairs than any other city in the United States.
6:11 --Snow can be a problem for pedestrians in Pittsburgh.
9:56 --We look at what aircraft pilots can teach drivers.
14:24 --The Veterans Administration does research on sidewalks.
. . . . . . . . Perils For Pedestrians can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
Henry Clay Frick
Henry Clay Frick was an American industrialist, financier, union-buster, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company, and owned extensive real estate holdings in Pittsburgh and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He later built the historic neoclassical Frick Mansion and at his death donated his extensive collection of old master paintings and fine furniture to create the celebrated Frick Collection and art museum.
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Perils For Pedestrians 134: Pittsburgh
0:27 --We talk with the head of Bike Pittsburgh;
6:03 --We learn about Friends of the Riverfront;
9:24 --Free Ride recycles abandoned bicycles;
15:56 --The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission looks at transportation issues;
20:21 --A study at Carnegie Mellon University examines the history of pedestrian crashes.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable channels in 150 cities across the United States. Help us get on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
Third Order of Saint Francis | Wikipedia audio article
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Third Order of Saint Francis
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The Third Order of Saint Francis, historically known as the Order of Penance of Saint Francis, is a third order within the Franciscan movement of the Catholic Church. It includes both congregations of vowed men and women, and fraternities of men and women living standard lives in the world, married most of the time.
It has been believed that the Third Order of Saint Francis was the oldest of all third orders, but historical evidence does not support this. Similar institutions are found in documentation of some monastic orders in the 12th century. In addition, a third order has been found among the Humiliati, confirmed together with its rule by Pope Innocent III in 1201.In 1978, the Third Order of Saint Francis was reorganised and given a new Rule of Life by Pope Paul VI. With the new rule, the name used by the secular branch of the order was changed to the Secular Franciscan Order.
SPAN 2017 Pittsburgh - Livestream Day 1
SPAN is a conference exploring the ways in which design and technology shape our everyday lives. Use the timestamps below to jump to individual talks:
Madeline Gannon (0:07:33)
Panel: Desi Gonzalez, Paolo Pedercini, Jon Rubin, Aaron Lammer (0:27:29)
Molly Wright Steenson (1:10:42)
Panel: Elana Schlenker, Jakob Marsico, Lenka Clayton, Brett Yasko (1:36:34)
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