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Carol Brown Creative Achievement Awards honor two literary artists

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11, 2019 –Pittsburgh-based writers – Adriana Ramirez, an acclaimed Mexican-Colombian literary artist with a national reputation for slam poetry and nonfiction writing, and Cameron Barnett, an African American poet and educator whose work

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Local Filmmaker's Documentary Honors Barefoot Cross-Country-Hiking Activist

Julie Sokolow first encountered writer and activist Mark Baumer the way most people who’d heard of him did: through the quirky online videos he posted of his quest to walk barefoot across America to fight

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Heinz Endowments approves $500K grant for Pittsburgh parks

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has secured a $500,000 grant toward a goal of raising $10 million annually in private donations to match a tax increase approved Tuesday by city voters for park improvements.

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Pittsburgh filmmaker Julie Sokolow on ‘Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story,’ her latest documentary

Mark Baumer was a sensitive soul — with very tough soles.

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Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Are Focus of New Center

In late September, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and University of Pittsburgh Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd were among local leaders who highlighted the region’s accomplishments in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development

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Key takeaways from the Climate Action Summit

Climate change is a threat multiplier.

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