Susan Scott PetersonProduction Assistant
Scott Peterson is a writer and audio producer with a decade of experience working in the energy and environment field. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she directed sustainability for an affordable housing nonprofit in Austin, Texas, where she led the installation of a megawatt of rooftop solar power. She’s published with New Hampshire Public Radio, The Texas Observer, and The Rumpus.
Susan holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Texas and is working on a master of fine arts in nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh. You can find her work at susanscottpeterson.com.
The proposal, known as the Better Care Better Jobs Act, would make use of $400 billion in new spending for home and community-based services proposed under President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.
Pittsburgh tech company Marinus Analytics won third place in IBM's X-PRIZE artificial intelligence competition Wednesday. Marinus uses AI to sift through big data and help law enforcement agencies stop human trafficking and recover victims.
June 12-18 Explained: Election Law Changes, UPMC's Hospital Costs & A Plan To Outsource Medicaid ServicesOn this week's Explainer: Sam Dunklau on GOP efforts to change the state's election laws; Sarah Boden on what it costs for care at UPMC Presbyterian; and Kate Giammarise discusses concerns among some lawmakers over a proposal to outsource some Medicaid services.
June 5-11 Explained: DA Zappala Could Face Ethics Charges, PPS Wants A Relationship With Ed Gainey & New Unemployment System LaunchesDistrict Attorney Stephen Zappala could face ethics charges; Pittsburgh Public Schools hopes to find an ally in presumptive mayor-elect Ed Gainey; and Pennsylvania's upgraded unemployment system had a rocky start.