Essential Pittsburgh: 'Surveillance Society' Monitors How We Give Away Our Privacy
We're all implicated in this system, even if we don't necessarily participate in it voluntarily or knowingly. - Chris Potter
Surveillance of U.S. citizens by the government has received quite a bit of press. However, in our age of social media and oversharing how much information do citizens willingly give up? The Post-Gazette series Surveillance Society looks at how the government, private companies and individuals are tracking the lives of everyday citizens. Our guests, Post-Gazette reporters Chris Potter and Rich Lord, created the series and share their thoughts on modern surveillance. (Starts at 9:42)
Wet Weather (starts at 0:00)
Rain, rain, go away could possibly be the song of summer. It seems a day hasn’t gone by this season without a rain shower. From sewer overflows to landslides, the wet weather is having an impact on our region. How should the public handle the problems caused by excessive rain and stay up-to-date on how safe our rivers and streams are? We’ll pose those questions to Jeanne Clark, Public Information Officer of ALCOSAN.
WESA Celebrates - Inventing Pittsburgh (starts at 38:56)
Business Segment - Regent Square (starts at 43:05)
Cities are made up of a collection of neighborhoods with unique features and characteristics. On the first Tuesday of the month, business contributor Rebecca Harris highlights one of the city’s neighborhoods. Today's focus is Regent Square.
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