The 35-year-old Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh began in the old Allegheny Post Office, expanded to the Buhl Planetarium and will soon move into the stacks of the former Carnegie library. Executive director Jane Werner shared plans for the expansion and her belief that childhood and learning know no age limit.
Later in the program, Homewood artist Vanessa German funneled her passion into a neighborhood space for kids to gather and create art of their own.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Bob Bauder tells The Confluence’s Megan Harris about a new fee plaguing city employees who use tobacco. Employees can either quit or join a cessation program provided by the city. Tobacco users say it discriminates on their lifestyle. While the AFSCME union is meeting with the city to negotiate the fee, nonunion employees are expected to start paying in January.
And the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Sean Gentille checks in on the Steelers, including a healthier Ryan Shazier, allegations against Antonio Brown and the likely return for Le’Veon Bell after the bye week.
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