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September 17, 2014

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12:00 PM | How the Media Covers Suicide: Day 2
Covering Suicide and Mental Illness is a three-day seminar for journalists sponsored by The Poynter Institute, The McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute and the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Here are my thoughts on issues covered during today’s session. #suicidereporting Today we learned some really wonderful techniques on how to cover suicide. Unfortunately, they aren’t very […]

September 09, 2014

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3:00 PM | Fixing Urban Sinkholes: A Noisy Solution to a Dirty Problem
The pounding starts at 7:00 AM every morning outside my house here in Pittsburgh, and it’s been like that for 8 months now. Every weekday, whether it’s a backhoe ripping through asphalt, a jackhammer shredding up the concrete, or a buzz saw dicing the sidewalk, there is a plethora of noise that I wake up […]
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