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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Tuesday, April 22: Ferry captain facing multiple criminal chargers; American man wins Boston Marathon; USG hosts Pioneer Community Day to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation   Monday, April 21: Al Qaeda forces in Yemen targeted; Delta Airlines passengers questioned after bomb threat; Point […]

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Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: Before Derek Law was born, his parents were traveling back to Pittsburgh after his father’s failed attempts to become a Major League Baseball player when they were involved in a nasty crash. His mother was seven months pregnant with the Law, who is now 23, during the crash. […]

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SAT changes leave college students bitter

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
SAT changes leave college students bitter

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: When Duquesne University student Tony DelSardo learned about changes to the Scholastic Aptitude Test that set the 2,400-point scoring scale back to 1,600 in the spring of 2016, the first words that struck him were, “What if?” “Hearing about the changes makes me think, ‘What if?’ because I’ve […]

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Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The Green Lane Project 2.0 by People for Bikes is coming to Pittsburgh. The nonprofit will donate $25,000, as well as $250,000 of in-kind services from its technical experts and engineers, which will attempt to transform the city into a Mecca for bicyclists. This initiative will mark Downtown […]

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Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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Fashion bloggers reach the world

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fashion bloggers reach the world

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Jessica Smart, a fashion management graduate from Toronto, gets feedback for  her ideas about the latest trends from all over the globe. Blogging has helped her gain exposure and an audience. She has noticed a change in herself too. “It truly sucks you in,” she said. “I’m more […]

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PNC Park prepares for Opening Day

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
PNC Park prepares for Opening Day

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: While the Pittsburgh Pirates are down in Bradenton, Fla., preparing for their regular season home-opener, PNC Park maintenance workers and businesses located around the stadium are doing the same. “In March you have a bigger push [to prepare the ballpark], more labor involved,” Dennis DaPra, executive vice president […]

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Trainer wrestles his way to business success

| March 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Trainer wrestles his way to business success

By Julia Kramer | Point Park News Service: Fourteen-year-old Lyneil Mitchell was growing up in the downtrodden area of Butler city known as the “Island” when he found a path out of the underlining drug and crime culture that swallowed many of his peers. He learned at a young age he was a competitive wrestler, […]

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Pulitzer winners visit Point Park to discuss journalism, police corruption

| March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pulitzer winners visit Point Park to discuss journalism, police corruption

By Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: When a confidential informant for the Philadelphia police narcotics squad walked into the Philadelphia Daily News and asked to speak with reporter Wendy Ruderman, she and her colleague Barbara Laker had no idea they would uncover the biggest police corruption scandal in the city’s history. The women worked […]

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Winter farmers’ markets stay busy with seasonal products

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Winter farmers’ markets stay busy with seasonal products

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Tim Hileman has been coming to the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty since he was 10 years old. Now, decades later, he has taken over his family apple farming business, Kistaco Farm, and continues his grandfather’s tradition of selling apples and cider during the fall and winter […]

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