September 18, 2015

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh at dawn. Credit: Brian Donovan / Flickr / Creative Commons

Three things you should know:

1. One of the most valuable assets in any city isn’t the infrastructure or the government or the geography… it's the universities. That’s according to Richard Florida, who explains why cities without great colleges might be in trouble.

2. The exploitation of 19th century factory workers… led directly to some of the best museums in the country. Professor Edward Muller looks at how the the “robber barons” are still changing all our lives.

3. Mr. Rogers' entire philosophy was shaped by a pie fight he saw on TV. We'll explore the lasting legacy of the nicest man on television.

And this week's music:

Rusted Root: Send Me On My Way

Wiz Khalifa: Black And Yellow

Loudon Wainwright: Ode To Pittsburgh

The Dell-Vikings: Come Go with Me

Pete Seeger: Pittsburgh Town

Mr. Rogers: It's Such a Good Feeling

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