In this episode of 4802, host Chris Moore and the panel will revisit the 2012 tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo amid reports from the USDA that the zoo failed to maintain adequate distance from the African painted dogs. They’ll also discuss the Chevron gas well fire, Pittsburgh cab companies fighting back against ride-sharing services, the secret search for the University of Pittsburgh’s new chancellor, Tom Corbett possibly moving away from his staunch conservative views and Michael Sam – is the NFL ready for an openly gay player?
Keith was recently quoted in an article about Judge Retention in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
In this episode of 4802, our topics include UPMC’s claim that it has no employees as the entity faces a lawsuit filed by the City of Pittsburgh. Also, an update in the suit against the Pittsburgh Zoo and documents revealing warnings to the zoo saying they should to steps make its painted dog exhibit safer. Meanwhile, McDonald’s is looking to dump Heinz Ketchup, Alcosan will raise its rates and news on Mayor Ravenstahl. We wrap up the episode with a lightening round featuring the surprising success of The Rubber Duck Project.
Pictured are Joe Nickel and me with PA Chief Justice Ron Castille earlier this week in Pittsburgh. Our firm, Bridge Connections, was honored to organize media and social events for the Chief this past Sunday & Monday. His impressive resume has earned him bi-partisan support across the Commonwealth, but what is even more impressive is that he served his country as a Marine officer in Vietnam. His heroic actions earned him a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, but cost him one of his legs on his 23rd birthday on a battlefield in Southeast Asia. We are thankful to have been a friend of his for over twenty years and are honored to know such an accomplished gentleman.
A live look back at all the big news of the week – as host Chris Moore welcomes regular panelists Lynn Cullen, Bill Green, Valerie McDonald Roberts and a special guest: political consultant Keith Schmidt in for Heather Heidelbaugh this week.
Listen to Keith on a recent edition of “The Take Away” radio show, a broadcast by NPR, discussing Rick Santorum’s recent surge in the GOP poll.
Bridge Connections was recently at the Iowa caucus. Here is Keith with GOP candidate Rick Santorum.