How Much Will A Statewide Open Data Website Help Pennsylvania?
In a recent article for our content partner Public Source reporter Eric Holmberg addresses Pennsylvania’s reporting of open data. It appears the Commonwealth is one of 25 states that doesn’t provide an open data website. We’ll discuss what’s being done to make the state more forthcoming with information and analyze how helpful the site could really become.
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On today’s program: Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb released his first audit of the Citizen Police Review Board and recommends giving the board more resources; a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health talks about how substance use disorder impacts pregnant people and their babies; and a Carnegie Mellon University research team looked at how the tabs left open on internet browsers stress people out, and how the tool they’ve developed might help.On today’s program: A new analysis finds that COVID-19 patients with clinically diagnosed neurological symptoms were six times more likely to die in a hospital than those without such symptoms; advocates want the Allegheny County Jail to administer medically-assisted treatment to those with opioid use disorder more regularly; and a study from a Carnegie Mellon University graduate found those living near restaurants in Pittsburgh encountered more polluted air more than those who lived further away.