June 15-19 Explained: Two Years Since Antwon Rose's Death & Making A Living Working Outside

Jun 19, 2020

On this week’s Pittsburgh Explainer, we revisit a story from our series Still Working, produced by Margaret J. Krauss and Kevin C. Brown about how work shapes who we are and how we see the world.

Millions of Americans work outside, in agriculture, construction, and many other professions. Still Working looks at the work of a minor league baseball player, a dairy farmer, and a lifeguard.


In the midst of national protests against racism and police brutality, this week Pittsburgh marked the two-year anniversary of the death of Antwon Rose Jr. Rose, who was black, was 17-years-old when he was shot in the back by white East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld. 

Eight months later, Rosfeld was found not guilty of homicide, among other charges

Rose’s death and the subsequent verdict sparked protests throughout the city. The teenager’s name is still chanted at today’s demonstrations. 



Pittsburgh Explainer is hosted by Liz Reid and produced by Katie Blackley. New episodes come out every Friday. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.