Byron Stripling

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On today's program: Meet the PSO’s new principal pops conductor; a look back at 2020’s potential biggest business story; why a judge would bar reporters from the courtroom in a capital murder case; a new book explores the business of immortality; and how residents are affected when their neighborhood becomes a hotbed for development.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Pops series is under new leadership. Musician and entertainer Byron Stripling will serve as the next principal conductor of the PSO Pops series. Stripling has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the jazz bands of Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubek.