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From Philly To Erie, 12 PA Voters Talk About Their Crucial Swing State Vote

Oct 27, 2020
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With a week to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania has lived up to its hype as a key battleground state that could decide the presidency. 

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On today's program: The city is seeking applicants for a new LGBTQIA+ Commission that hopes to make Pittsburgh more inclusive; a Nigerian disability rights advocate makes a virtual journey to Pittsburgh to mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and in a divided Pennsylvania town, three women are organizing anti-racist protests and bringing people together.

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Pittsburgh’s Hill District has a history of displacement, gentrification and racism. It also has a history of rebuilding, community, and fighting back.  

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On today's program: Today, Allegheny County will begin enforcing a ban on consumption of alcohol inside bars and restaurants; local nonprofit Ujamaa Collective is switching its focus during the pandemic and protests against police brutality; and thousands of Pennsylvanians are being called back to work, but not all are prepared to return. 

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Refugee admission into the U.S. has dropped dramatically in recent years.