Charlie Deitch is the editor and publisher of Pittsburgh Current. He has been working in the newspaper industry for more than 25 years. He was at the Pittsburgh City Paper for 15 years, and their editor from 1994 until he and management parted ways when Charlie refused to stop covering a controversial politician. He is a multi-award-winning journalist who always dreamed of being a reporter and views the ethical responsibilities of the job as one of the most important aspects.
May 2nd, 2019 | 33 mins 53 secs
heart punch, independent music, lopez, ox baker, pittsburgh, pro wrestling
Steph Flati of Lopez joins us to discuss the new album "Heart Punch", the passing of Jesse Flati, pro wrestling influences, and more.
April 24th, 2019 | 41 mins 10 secs
Jon Engel of New Dimension Comics joins us to talk about what's coming up at 3 Rivers Comicon, back issues, and Avengers: Endgame!
April 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 21 secs
legalize marijuana, pennsylvania
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Jake Wheatley & Ed Gainey join us to talk about marijuana legalization in the state, reactions to the Michael Rosfeld verdict.
April 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 29 secs
antwon rose, democratic party, michael rosfeld, pittsburgh
Aryanna Berringer returns to the show to discuss diversity in the Democratic Party and her recent article about rules of engagement in relation to the Antwon Rose shooting.
March 28th, 2019 | 43 mins 29 secs
olivia benson, pittsburgh, politics, sewickly
We talk with Olivia Benson about her experience and thought process, obstacles and issues when considering running for higher office.
March 21st, 2019 | 47 mins 4 secs
craft beer, diversity, drinking partners, fresh fest beer fest
Day Bracey and Mike Potter join us to talk about the Fresh Fest Beer Fest, lessons from year 1, what's coming for year 2, diversity in craft brewing and we discuss the Antwon Rose trial.
March 14th, 2019 | 42 mins 16 secs
burning bridges comedy, comedy, derek minto, pittsburgh
Derek Minto joins us talking about the Burning Bridges Festival, self image, turning to comedy, Chris Farley and more.
February 28th, 2019 | 45 mins 19 secs
barebones productions, braddock, patrick jordan, pittsburgh theater
Patrick Jordan of Barebones Productions discusses his newest show, The Legend of Georgia McBride, the evolution of their production company, their space in Braddock and more!
February 21st, 2019 | 43 mins 26 secs
addiction, bethany hallam, opioids, pittsburgh, politics
Bethany Hallam is the a Demacratic Candidate for Allegheny County Council, At Large, and sits down with us this week to discuss her history with opioid addiction, jail reform, the state of city council, fracking and the environment.
February 14th, 2019 | 36 mins
black bottom film festival, black film, pittsburgh, row house cinema
Cydney Nunn and Joseph Lewis of the August Wilson Cultural Center discuss Black Bottom Music Festival in associate with Row House Cinema.
February 7th, 2019 | 44 mins 59 secs
manyvids, michele james, pittsburgh, porn, porn industry, pornhub, snapchat, social media
Adult Film Star Michele James joins Pittsburgh Current Podcast to talk about getting started with ManyVids, what her career does for her sex life, meeting fans, and leaving the porn industry a better place.
January 31st, 2019 | 32 mins 37 secs
hamilton, in the heights, lin-manuel miranda, pittsburgh musical theater
Colleen Doyno, Executive Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Musical Theater and Brady Patsy, currently appearing in PMT's production of "In the Heights".
January 24th, 2019 | 32 mins 52 secs
healthcare, highmark, pittsburgh, upmc
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner discusses the UPMC and Highmark “divorce” and what can still be done, her candidacy for a third term, and more.
January 10th, 2019 | 28 mins 59 secs
boarder security, donald trump, mike doyle, net neutrality, online privacy, politics, terms of service, the wall
US Representative Mike Doyle joins us for a discussion about the 2019 Government Shutdown, the facts behind the wall and border security, and his work with net neutrality and online privacy in the coming session.
December 20th, 2018 | 41 mins 27 secs
gun control, pittsburgh current, year in review
Charlie Deitch and Bethany Ruhe are ending the year with a year in review and a look at the first few months of Pittsburgh Current.
December 13th, 2018 | 20 mins 6 secs
christmas, lawyer, lgbtq, pittsburgh, pittsburgh steelers, super donut
We talk with F. Dok Harris about Christmas on Mexican War Streets and the LGBTQ Giving Guide.