In each episode, the podcast “From the Source” covers stories of places and people that bring Pittsburgh to life. Created in the spring of 2020, “From the Source” began as an experiment to help our listeners process the changes brought on by a global pandemic. In Season 2, we’re still learning what adapting to COVID-19 requires. Narrated by PublicSource community correspondent Jourdan Hicks, “From the Source” hopes to move, inspire and inform you about where you live, play, learn and breathe. PublicSource delivers stories for a better Pittsburgh, so if you care about our region's communities, schools and businesses, this is the podcast for you.
Kicking in the right direction
Yvetter Harrison discoves how a passion for kickball can driving positive change in Wilkinsburg and inspire others to reinvest in their neighborhood.
Pittsburgh's Gen Z speaks out: From the Source season recap
Relive the voices of the future in the season finale of From the Source! Our Pittsburgh-area teen co-hosts have shared their perspectives on mental health, activism, immigration and more with humor and bravery throughout the season. With their unique and honest perspectives, our teen guests have left us with hope for the next generation. Tune in to the final episode of From the Source's first season to hear the teens speak their truth.
How news and technology are influencing young minds
In this episode, we dive into the intersection of news and technology and how it’s shaping the awareness of teen culture. The minds behind this episode: young people who attended a journalism workshop co-hosted by PublicSource and Saturday Light Brigade Radio’s Youth Media Center in the North Side. From news access to reliability, we explore the impact of technology on news and the types of stories that become news.
Tune in to hear from the next generation of journalists and critical thinkers on their perspectives of the role of media in society.
A freshman founder takes us on an entrepreneurial journey of doubts and triumph | S4, Ep. 10
In a candid conversation, high school freshman Jazmiere Bates opens up about her experiences as an entrepreneur and the challenges she’s had to overcome to establish her brand. She shares her journey, including the inspiration and dedication that goes into building a successful business, and the importance of staying encouraged despite facing insecurity and doubts from others.
Brandi’s antidote to teen gun violence | S4, Ep. 9
This week, McKeesport native Brandi Cox discusses her observations of what happens in a community when teen gun violence becomes the norm. Listen to what she is prepared to change in her school and city to save kids’ lives.
Inside Ja’Nya’s film lab: How a 10th grader is scripting her future, her way | S4, Ep. 8
In this conversation, Reach Cyber Charter School sophomore Ja’Nya Coleman discusses how she views the paths to career success outside of attending college post-graduation, and how virtual learning, mentors and bad TV shows helped her realize her passion for storytelling and find a creative community.
Critical and compelling
Local, investigative journalism is critical for a functioning democracy. Another fantastic production by Pittsburgh’s Public Source newsroom that will become a regular in my rotation
Thank you for telling our stories.
Love hearing these powerful voices in my community. A little peak into what people are experiencing across the city.