34 episodes

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.

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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.

    Season 2 Recap: How Do You Measure a Good Life?

    Season 2 Recap: How Do You Measure a Good Life?

    In the second season of From the Source, we focused on quality-of-life issues. 
    What do you need to live well?
    How much? 
    And at what cost?
    Before we sign off and come back for Season 3 in the fall, here’s a recap of some of the Pittsburghers you met and the stories they brought to life this season.

    • 8 min
    Lives left in caring hands?— A conversation with a palliative care social worker 

    Lives left in caring hands?— A conversation with a palliative care social worker 

    What information do you need to have in place for you to transition to the end of your life on your terms? Support and palliative care social worker Tanisha Bowman walks us through how to prepare and empower your loved ones to carry out your final wishes and how bias makes the situation even more difficult.

    • 26 min
    Stigma and support — A conversation with a Pittsburgh bereavement doula

    Stigma and support — A conversation with a Pittsburgh bereavement doula

    Should we talk about loss more? Does it make a difference if it’s a loss of an elderly parent or an infant? Pittsburgh bereavement doula Heather Bradley helps parents through infant loss and thinks everyone could stand to benefit from talking about end-of-life issues more openly.

    • 13 min
    Communal Land and Ownership. A conversation with Pittsburgh affordable housing advocates.

    Communal Land and Ownership. A conversation with Pittsburgh affordable housing advocates.

    Land banks, inclusionary zoning policies and community land trusts are all a part of the toolkit that cities like Pittsburgh and community leaders are using to ensure that neighborhoods maintain affordability and can benefit from development. Hear from two Pittsburgh affordable housing advocates on the historical and social through lines Pittsburgh needs to discuss affordable housing better. 

    • 25 min
    Leading with generosity — A conversation with a local jeweler about his career and culture of giving.

    Leading with generosity — A conversation with a local jeweler about his career and culture of giving.

    When an employee says their relationship with their boss resembles that of a close brother or sister, you must be doing something right. Listen and learn how employers exercising generosity in the workplace can change the way we see and do work together.

    • 15 min
    Tuition isn’t free, and neither is emotional labor — A conversation with Pitt’s departing Black Action Society president

    Tuition isn’t free, and neither is emotional labor — A conversation with Pitt’s departing Black Action Society president

    Meet Morgan Ottley as she unpacks the lessons and challenges of remotely completing her senior year at the University of Pittsburgh following 2020’s summer of racial reckoning and protests. Morgan discusses the emotional, often invisible labor left to students when universities fall short of solidarity and the future of racial justice and accountability on college campuses. 
    For more insights on the effects of the racial justice movement on higher ed from students, faculty, staff and administrations of Pittsburgh-area universities, check out the accompanying stories to this podcast by PublicSource higher education reporter Naomi Harris.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Married2Pittsburgh ,

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

dana bannon ,

thank you

Thank you for telling our stories.

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Local voices

Love hearing these powerful voices in my community. A little peak into what people are experiencing across the city.

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