For those of us raising families in the 1970s and 1980s, Fred Rogers was that patient, soft-​spoken gentleman who made extraordinary connections to our children on the same TV set that usually carried appallingly bad programming. Fred certainly was that wonderful television teacher, but he was much more. He was the genius behind…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The work of the Fred Rogers Center
The impact of population decline was very much in the news at the end of last year, a reminder that, for all the accolades at the recent G-​20 Summit about Pittsburgh having moved beyond its industrial past, painful choices still face the region, particularly its local governments and major service institutions.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The public debate has missed much about the tuition tax, library reduction and Braddock hospital situations
Turn on a light bulb. Run the dishwasher. Boot up the computer. Run a Google search. Somewhere, a turbine spins, a coal-​laden barge docks near a power plant, a nuclear reactor harvests the bound-​up energy of a uranium atom.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A new law will transform energy
Oct. 8, 2009, at the Kearns Well near Brush Run, Washington County: As industrial accidents go, this wasn’t a particularly bad one. A valve on a massive water tank had failed.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Guidelines for the gas industry
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