A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 2-12-2021


Topic: Why do post-industrial communities keep struggling to re-invent their economies?

Guest: John Biggs, journalist and entrepreneur

How Topic Discussed: John Biggs is a native of south central Ohio who grew up in the Ohio Valley area and writes for websites such as TechCrunch. Small cities in the Rust Belt often try to re-invent themselves into 21st Century technology centers. Why do they so often fail? What are some of the common mistakes they make? Why is it so hard for a technology start-up company to scale up outside of places like Boston or Silicon Valley?

Originally aired: 5-3-2019



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.06MB - Duration: 29:34 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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