Fresh Fest

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On today’s program: The FBI’s Pittsburgh charged dozens of people, including a few Pittsburghers, with child trafficking; how one man tried and failed to change energy in America; where cars donated to nonprofits actually end up; voting machines still need to be updated, but there's still not a plan for how to do that; and the black beer festival Fresh Fest doubles in size for its second annual showing.

Fresh Fest

Last year, Pittsburgh earned a place in beer history thanks to Day Bracey and Mike Potter, co-founders of Fresh Fest, the nation’s first festival for black-owned breweries

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An educational event aimed at helping people of color, women and those in the LGBTQ community break into the craft beer industry, takes place Saturday. 

Photo by Jeff Zoet / Courtesy of Day Bracey

To tell how the nation’s first black beer festival came to be held in Pittsburgh, you might start with a beer.