Chip Blankenship is CEO of Arconic, the former Alcoa division that makes aluminum and titanium parts for the aerospace and automotive industries. A metallurgist by training, Blankenship began his career with General Electric in 1992 after earning a B.S. in materials engineering from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
“Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung.” —From “Woods in Winter,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
I loved reading “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia” by Dan Kovalik, a lawyer with United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh, even though I disagreed with just about every page of it. We all benefit from hearing sustained arguments by serious people who challenge our beliefs and assumptions. In the end, Dan did not…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Politics with a chaser of whiskey and comedy
As a liver specialist for more than 25 years, Dr. Michael Babich has seen a seismic shift in his practice. No longer are viruses or chronic alcoholism destroying the livers of most of his patients at Allegheny Health Network. Now, it’s the overconsumption of fructose — an industrialized form of sugar that has crept into…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading A spoonful may help the medicine go down, but America’s addiction to it is a recipe for disease
  • Sidebar Title How much added sugar is ok to eat?
  • Sidebar Content Block The most you should eat in a day, according to the American Heart Association, is 150 calories (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) for men and 100 calories (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) for women. A typical 8-​ounce soda has 8 teaspoons of added sugar.
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