By Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: Jewish people around the world will light their first Hanukkah candles this week — and for Jewish Americans, the more than two millennium-old holiday makes a rare intersection with Thanksgiving. This is not the first time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide, however. The two holidays met for the first […]
Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Thursday, Nov. 21: Pakistani activist earns European award for her work helping to educate young girls; 53rd Annual Light-Up Night on Friday in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Nov. 20: 2 dead and 30 injured in roof collapse in South Africa; Va. state senator […]
By Alexandra Clemence, Point Park News Service An Oct. 19 fundraiser was held at a Mt. Washington home for “Heart of Silence,” a film that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the deaf culture and to bridge a gap between the deaf and hearing world. Filming will begin once the fundraising is complete. For […]
By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Don Kelly, a Detroit Tigers utility man, Pittsburgh native and Point Park University graduate, recently talked with the Point Park News Service about breaking into baseball, making the playoffs in 2013 and adjusting to a new manager for next season. Q: What was it like to be a part […]
By Tule Woodson, Point Park News Service: In the past decade, there has been a growing trend in clinically diagnosed depression in college students. Stresses range from academic challenges to drug and alcohol problems. Writer-producer Tule Woodson examines the issue including interviews with students.
Veterans Day had a dramatic beginning: America’s elected officials created a special day to reflect the great sacrifice in the War to End All Wars.Fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This temporary cessation of hostilities, called an armistice, led […]
By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy talked with the Point Park News Service about the baseball team’s winning season, changes in the business side of the game and what he wants to see for the future of the club. Earlier he spoke with Point Park University students about […]
By Joseph Giel, Point Park News Service: Wayne Weil, general manager and on-air personality at WPPJ, will help kick off the Point Park University radio station’s 67-hour Rock-a-Thon at 5 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 5. Q: What is the Rock-a-Thon? Weil: Rock-a-Thon is a 67-hour [for 670 AM] broadcast and charity fundraiser. WPPJ pre-empts all regular […]