When Alhena Torres turns on her car, a gentle rumble of pop music spills out of the speakers. She used to listen to the news while she drove, but after the first few weeks of the new administration in Washington, she says music has felt like a better option.
“Sometimes I’m just sad and disappointed,” she said, pulling up Google maps on her phone and plugging in an address.
Torres drives all around Pittsburgh for work, a cleaning business she started in 2015.
“I like organizing and fixing things,” she laughed.