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Discover Pittsburgh's Role On The Battlefield And The Home Front In 'We Can Do It! WWII'

World War II ended 70 years ago this month, and we're commemorating the event by producing a show from the Heinz History Center’s exhibit: We Can Do It! WWII. The 10,000 square foot exhibit features 300 artifacts and focuses on Pittsburgh’s role on both the battlefield and the home front. We'll take a tour of the exhibit and talks with veterans from the area who served in both the European and Pacific theaters.  

A tour of the Heinz History Center 'We Can Do It! WWII' exhibit with curator Leslie Przybylek.
Heinz History Center President and CEO Andy Masich discusses the history of the oldest American jeep, created in the Pittsburgh region.

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Katie Blackley is a digital editor/producer for 90.5 WESA, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's the producer and host of our Good Question! series and podcast. She also covers history and the LGBTQ community. kblackley@wesa.fm