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Robert Mangino hosts the KDKA Afternoon News giving you the news, traffic, weather, business, sports & lifestyle information you need.

  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • 84 Lumber Super Bowl Spot

    84 Lumber was told they couldn’t run their Super Bowl ad because it was too political.  Michael Brunner is the Chairman and CEO of Brunner Advertising and worked on the spot.  Fox thought the wall in the ad was too controversial, and 84 Lumber made changes so that Fox would allow it to air.  Brunner thinks the meaning of the spot has remained the same after thechanges were made.
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • 60 Minutes Steve Kroft

    Mangino asked Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes about interviewing President Obama and the current state of media.  Kroft could tell in his first interview that Obama would be a huge political figure.  Kroft thought Hillary would get the Democratic nomination in 2008, but after watching Obama speak he could sense something special.  Steve Kroft can’t remember a time when confidence in the press was so low.  Kroft thinks people will become smarter than fake news and will start to want fact checked news again.
  • Monday, January 16th
  • John Schalcosky MLK

    John Schalcosky runs The Odd, Mysterious, & Fascinating History of Pitsburgh Facebook Page.  He discussed Martin Luther King Jr's 1966 visit to Pittsburgh.  MLK gave a speech at Pitt.
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Dr. LaPook Medical Marijuana

    CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discussed the health benefits and risks of marijuana. We need to understand the endo cannabinoid system in our body to better understand the benefits of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can be used in the treatment of chronic pain and nausea. The dangers come when cannabinoid use starts in adolescence, when the brain is still developing.
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Ralph Cindrich on Joey Porter

    Joey Porter is being charged with Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkeness.  He was originally charged with a lot more.  Sports Agent and Attorney Ralph Cindrich talked Porter's chance of being on the sideline on Sunday.
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Dan Raviv on Trump's Presser

    President Elect Donald Trump denied reports that Russia had dirt on him and blamed some media outlets for running the story and congratulated others that didn’t. Trump talked about building the wall along the Mexican border, it will be paid for by the USA first then Mexico will reimburse us.
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • State Senator Jake Corman

    Republican State Senator Jake Corman responded to Governor Wolf’s claims that Republicans are delaying unemployment benefits.  Senator Corman says “these things don’t get funded out of thin air”, it is 40 to 50 million dollars to keep these call centers open.  Corman thinks the ball is in the Governor’s court to come up with a better plan.
  • State Senator Jay Costa

    Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa discussed unemployment benefits that have not been given out to those who need them. 
  • Thursday, January 5th
  • Trump Vs Intelligence Agencies

    University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Professor Dr. Michael Poznansky joined Mangino to discuss the clash between Trump and Intelligence Agencies.
  • Wednesday, January 4th
  • Terry Madonna

    Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College discussed the 2018 Pennsylvania Governor’s Race.  Madonna said Scott Wagner “talks and acts a bit like Donald Trump” and is going to run against Governor Wolf.  There will be a few more Republican candidates that will come out and run as well.  Madonna doesn’t believe any Democrats will come out and run against Governor Wolf.
  • 2017 Consumer Predictions

    Dr. Audrey Guskey is a Consumer Trends Expert and told Mangino what to expect in 2017. Life In 2017 will be more about experiences and being happy. Dr. Guskey thinks we have a remote controlled life that will take over our mundane activities like starting a car.
  • Tuesday, January 3rd
  • Steve Dorsey CBS News

    Steve Dorsey of CBS News joined Mangino to address Trump’s ability to influence congress through tweets. Congress planned on gutting the Independent Office of Congressional Ethics in a closed door meeting. Trump came out against it on twitter and Congress decided against it after the tweets.
  • Jon Delano

    Jon Delano discussed Pennsylvania’s newest gas tax. Eight cents of tax was added at the start of 2017, the money will go toward PennDot and public transit. Pennsylvania has the highest gas taxes in the country.
  • Monday, December 19th, 2016
  • Better Get those Christmas Cards in The Mail

    Joe DeStio Talked with Tad Kelley, Post Office Spokesman, who told him it is the busiest mailing day of the year. He also said because of online shopping the amount of packages that are sent through the mail is up 12 percent.
  • Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
  • There is a new neighbor in Mr Rogers's Neighborhood

    The Fred Rogers Company is naming Paul Siefken as President and CEO at the first of the year. He succeeds Bill Isler who is retiring. Siefken is moving up from his position as Vice President of Broadcast & Digital Media. The Fred Rogers Company produces children’s entertainment series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad.
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
  • James Fattal of on Teaching Kids to Read Time

    A study showed that only 24% of kids in Pittsburgh can read the face of an analog watch. James Fattal of joined Mangino to talk about how the Boys and Girls club hope to raise that number.
  • Anthony Moretti Interview - KDKA Afternoon News

    Anthony Moretti, Communications Professot at Robert Morris University talks to Mangino about the end of the Tribune Review's Print Edition and the Future of Journalism. Aired on 11-30-16.
  • Pam Coulter - CBS News, Interview, KDKA Afternoon News

    Pam Coulter from CBS News talks with Robert Mangino on the KDKA Afternoon News about the Trump transition and Trump's meeting with Mitt Romney over frog legs last night. Aried 11-30-16.
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
  • Founder of Raising Digital Natives Devorah Heitner on Fake News Stories

    A study out says most middle schoolers can't differentiate between fake news stories and real news stories. Devorah Heitner is the author of "Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in their Digital World." She joined us to talk about how to help our kids develop a healthy skepticism when reading stories online. 
  • Monday, November 21st, 2016
  • Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

    Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak joined us to talk about a gender equity bill she introduced recently. The bill would create a gender equity commission to protect women from discrimination. Rudiak explained that this bill comes from a treaty that has been ratified by various other countries excluding the United States called the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes on the Chuck Noll Foundation

    Art Rooney, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced today the establishment of a new foundation, The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research, to support continued research and education regarding brain injuries and treatment of sports-related concussions. Neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes joined Joe to talk about what the foundation hopes to accomplish. 
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
  • Senator Costa on State Budget

    Senator Jay Costa joined us to talk about sobering numbers out regarding the state’s budget. He also commented on the Turnpike’s challenge with tolling and its obligation to fund PennDOT. Costa says he hopes to be able to ween the budget slowly to accommodate PennDOT’s funding once the Turnpike’s contractual obligation ends.
  • The National League of Cities Visits Pittsburgh

    Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, joined us to talk about the League’s event at the David Lawrence Convention Center. The organization represents 19,000 communities and Anthony told us how the Organization works to find solutions for those communities’ problems big and small.
  • Tara Ross on the Electoral College

    Tara Ross, former lawyer and author of "Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College," joined us to talk about the purpose of the Electoral College. Hillary Clinton is up by one million votes in the popular vote but that won’t give her the presidency. Ross said the College exists to prevent New York and California from deciding the election for the rest of the country.
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
  • James Garrity on NRG Santa Spectacular Preparations

    James Garrity joined us to talk about the city’s preparations ahead of the NRG Santa Spectacular.
  • Corey O'Connor on Medical Marijuana Zoning Laws

    City Councilman Corey O’Connor joined us to talk about the progress made regarding the zoning laws and medical marijuana. O’Connor says legislation was tabled until next week regarding directing dispensaries in the city to commercial zones.
  • Friday, November 11th, 2016
  • US Families on The Affordable Care Act under President Trump

    Liz Hagan, Senior Policy Analyst at Families USA, joined us to talk about the surge in Obamacare enrollment and what needs to be done to improve it.
  • Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
  • Donald Trump Jr. on His Father's Presidential Race

    Donald Trump Jr joined us to talk about his father’s presidential run and make the last pitch for votes. He says he has a lot of respect for his father’s ability to take criticism.
  • Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
  • Poll-Watchers Sue to Watch Outside County Lines

    David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan government watchdog group based in Philadelphia joined us to talk about the lawsuit filed regarding where poll-watchers can operate. Poll watchers must be registered in the county where they wish to watch and their goal is to operate outside of county lines. Thornburgh says the way the system is set up is to ensure a “neighbors watching neighbors,” method. He says it’s hard to interpret this suit as anything other than a response to Trump’s rigged election complaints.
  • Mock Election with Listeners' Kids

    Students that take part in a mock election have correctly predicted the president for the last several elections. This year students predicted Hillary Clinton to be the next president. Mangino and Shelley took calls from parents who had kids with them to do our own poll. Trump won among the kids we spoke with.
  • Monday, October 24th, 2016
  • Jon Delano on the Final Senate Debate

    Jon Delano joined us to preview the debate between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty tonight. He says he doesn’t expect any revelations tonight, but fireworks are guaranteed.
  • Joe DeStio on Kathleen Kane Sentencing

    Joe DeStio reported on the sentencing of Kathleen Kane today. She will serve 10 to 23 months of jail time.
  • Think Before You Post: Parents Oversharing

    A study out shows parents should be more careful before posting photos of their children online. Mangino and Shelley spoke to a Lawrence County mother who posted tons of photos of her first child until they were being printed and shared by people she didn’t know. She then decided to cease posting photos of her daughters. Mangino and Shelley then talked to Dr. Bahareh Keith who co-authored this research. She said families should be educated about the dangers of sharing photos of their kids, but they don’t need to cease sharing altogether. Among the dangers: photos of kids getting pulled onto sites used by child predators.
  • Thursday, October 20th, 2016
  • Jill Schlesinger on Donald Trump's Value

    Jill Schlesinger joined us to talk about Donald Trump’s brand worth after this election. Jill said millions are expected to vote for him so he has those in his corner, but generally this doesn’t help his current business ventures. Jill also told us about the importance of understanding your Medicare plan.
  • Joe DeStio reports on Rigged Election Claims

    Joe DeStio joined us to talk about a presser held by Secretary of State Pedro Cortes today who says claims that the voting system in Pennsylvania is rigged are outrageous and false.
  • Kidsburgh: Pokemon GO

    In this Kidsburgh segment Kristine told us about how kids can learn while using Pokemon Go around Pittsburgh. She went out with some kids and they learned a lot about landmarks and the history of places around Pittsburgh.
  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
  • Slippery Rock's APSCUF on State College Faculty Strike

    Mangino talked to Dr. Colleen Cook, the Vice President of Slippery Rock University’s APSCUF about the strike that started this morning at 14 state colleges.
  • Brunnerworks on Campaign Ad Effectiveness

    Brunnerworks’ Social Media Director George Potts joined us to talk about the quality and effectiveness of this election cycle’s campaign ads. He told us about how social media ads are much more tailored to a specific audience while traditional media must target a larger group.
  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
  • Ultimate Defensive Driving School on Teen Driver Safety

    Jim Clair, Founder, president and CEO of the Ultimate Defensive Driving School joined us to go over the numbers in a new report out about teen driver safety.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' 50th Anniversary Season

    Terry Kalna, Senior Vice President of Sales and Broadcasting for the Pittsburgh Penguins, joined us to talk about the Penguins 50th Anniversary season and the events and theme nights planned around the season. Terry also explained the golden ticket contest for which the winner wins 20 years’ worth of season tickets.
  • Joe DeStio on Voter Registration Numbers

    Joe DeStio reported on the numbers regarding the late push for voter registration in Pennsylvania. This is the first presidential election for which people can register online. Democrats lost more than 100,000 and the GOP picked up more than 120,000 registered voters. There were more new republican voters in Allegheny County than democrats as well.                 Joe also talked about Senator Pat Toomey’s comments about Donald Trump today. Toomey said he joins a lot of other frustrated Pennsylvanians in that he doesn’t like either Trump or Clinton.
  • CORE on Donated Organs After Overdose Deaths

    Misty Enos from CORE joined us to talk about the parallel of number of organs donated and the number of people dying from drug overdose. Misty talked about the importance of living donations as well as donations from the deceased. She also talked about the fear people have that when they become donors a health provider might not save their life.
  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
  • Bishop David Zubik on Merging Parishes

    Bishop David Zubik joined us to talk about merging parishes in Pittsburgh after years of dwindling numbers of parishioners and priests.
  • Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Production as Battery Problems Linger

    CBS’ Larry Magid joined us to talk about the recall of Samsung Note 7s. There are many theories to the root problem with the device, but after the replacement phones also caught fire it’s now anyone’s guess. Magid says it’s the battery’s job to get warm and create energy but not combust.
  • Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote

    Today is the last day to register to vote. Mangino and Shelley talked to callers about their registration status and how many registered to vote because of Donald Trump. They spoke to an immigrant from Cuba who said we need to appreciate the privilege of voting.
  • Friday, October 7th, 2016
  • Hurricane Matthew Update

    Our friends Joe and Mickey in Daytona and Port St. Lucie, Florida called us to let us know how they fared overnight in Hurricane Matthew. Then Rick Marsico and Robert Suhr called in to give us the latest from the Carolinas.
  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016
  • Hefren Tillotson's Jayme Meredith on Big Business Losing Big Money

    Hefren-Tillotson’s Jayme Meredith joined us to discuss whether big losses happen to good businessmen. Jayme explained what is considered a loss in business and said sometimes people strategically lose money.
  • We Talk to You: Hurricane Matthew

    Are you in the path of Matthew? Mangino and Shelley talked to people living in Florida to ask them if they’re staying put or evacuating their homes. Some think the traffic jams could leave them stuck in their cars on the highways so they’re boarding up and hoping for the best at home.
  • Governor Tom Wolf on Schools That Teach

    Governor Tom Wolf joined us to talk about his “Schools That Teach” tour. He said his administration has had a lot of focus on improving Pennsylvania schools. Teachers are the most important educational resource for kids but they also need additional funding for the many other resources schools provide. Governor Wolf promises to fight for additional funding for the education of Pennsylvanian kids.
  • Kidsburgh: Lillian Abell

    Kristine Sorensen joined us to talk about “Lillian Abell,” an event that teaches young female athletes how to avoid injury.
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
  • Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on his 2017 Fiscal Plan

    Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined us to discuss his 2017 fiscal plan.
  • The Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Diane Geisler, Greater Pennsylvania Board of Directors Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association joined us to talk about their upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
  • U.S Attorney David Hickton on Opioid Response

    U.S Attorney David Hickton joined us to talk about his impassioned press conference today where he highlighted areas where Narcan can be used to save lives but it’s going unused. He told us the arguments for not using Narcan generally stem from a lack of empathy towards drug addicts.
  • Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
  • CBS' Steven Portnoy Previews the Vice Presidential Debate

    CBS’ Steven Portnoy joined us from Farmville, VA to preview tonight’s Vice Presidential debate.
  • Terry Madonna on the Latest Franklin & Marshall Presidential Poll

    Terry Madonna broke down the latest Franklin and Marshall poll that puts Clinton ahead of Trump.
  • It's About the Warrior on Donald Trump's PTSD Comments

    Steve Monteleone from It’s About the Warrior Foundation joined us to speak about PTSD and his reaction to Donald Trump’s comments about veterans with PTSD.
  • Remembering Arnold Palmer

    Mike Dudurich joined us to remember Arnold Palmer. Mike attended the memorial for the golf great and he told us about the many golf stars that were also in attendance as well the speeches made to celebrate Palmer’s life.
  • Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • How to Retire Early

    Hefren-Tillotson financial advisor Corey Utz joined us to discuss how people can still retire early in this economy.
  • Supreme Court's New Term

    St. Vincent College’s Bruce Antkowiak joined us to discuss the cases the Supreme Court will decide on during its new term which began today. Many of the more controversial cases were tabled until a ninth justice is appointed but there are several interesting cases they will look at this term. Included is the case of the Washington Redskins and their ability to maintain their logo.
  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • Joe DeStio on Michelle Obama's Visit to Pittsburgh

    Joe DeStio reported from Michelle Obama’s speech at Pitt on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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