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By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
October 06, 2020
Posted in: Announcements

Posting has been somewhat slow here as the editor has taken care of some other deadlines. We’ll be back on track soon.

In the meantime, remember that you can check out Tube City Community Media’s two podcasts, “Consumer Review Report” with Dianne Ribecca, and “Two Rivers, 30 Minutes,” which also airs on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. on McKeesport’s WEDO (810) and at 9:30 a.m. on Braddock’s WZUM (1550/101.1).

This past Sunday on “Two Rivers,” we talked to Jacqueline Smith, executive director of Greater Valley Community Services.

In 2009, Smith helped found Greater Valley Community Services in North Braddock as an agency that assisted foster families as well as parents and children facing conflict and trauma. Why have they expanded their programs to provide health and wellness to the greater Braddock community? How have they grown into the former Braddock Salvation Army space? What changes have they made due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

The previous Sunday, we talked to Bhavini Patel, founder of BeamData.

Patel grew up in Monroeville and went to college at Pitt and Oxford. What drew her to work on public projects rather than in private industry? How does data collection for things such as the U.S. Census help benefit our communities? How does the new app "Be The Change" work and when is it being rolled out?

Support for “Two Rivers, 30 Minutes” comes in part from Striffler's Family Funeral Homes.

Since 1866, Striffler's has provided compassionate, professional memorial services for families in White Oak, McKeesport, Dravosburg and Port Vue. Striffler's offers comprehensive pre-planning services and after-care.

Through its affiliated company, Design Monuments, Striffler's also provides permanent markers and memorials crafted in stone, bronze and other high-quality materials. Learn more at strifflers.com or call (412) 678-6191.

Originally published October 06, 2020.

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