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Schools Employ New Methods To Avoid Distractions Of Technology In Class

More and more students are taking their smartphones and tablets to school these days. It’s something that is hard to avoid so some school districts are embracing it by using technology to enhance lessons.

One school district doing just that is West Jefferson Hills and their technology director Suhail Baloch joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about how they do it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/27/2014

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Save Money On Your Teens Car Insurance

The cost of just about everything seems to be on the rise. If you are bringing a teen on to your car insurance policy you may be left in shock when you see how high your rates rise but there are ways to reduce the cost.

Jennifer Johnsen-Nazareth, owner of Johnsen Insurance and Financial Service Inc. joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to share some tips on how you can save money.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/21/2014

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Jack Bogut Visits KDKA Morning News For First Time In Over 30 Years

Before Larry and John and even before John Cigna and the K Team there was Jack Bogut, a friendly voice KDKA Listeners woke up to for 15 years. Bogut, a radio hall of famer and a staple in Pittsburgh radio since 1968 visited the KDKA Morning News for the first time in 32 years.

Bogut spent the morning with Larry reminiscing about his days at KDKA as well as talking about creating the Farkleberry cookie, the Kinotata song, and other classics.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/14/2014

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Lack Of State Funding Could Shut Down County Crime Lab

Over the past decade, funding from the state for Allegheny County’s crime lab in the Strip District has dwindled from $7.5 million to nothing.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/11/2014

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KDKA Morning News Visits Steelers Training Camp

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Larry and John made their yearly trek to Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe on Monday where they got the inside information on the upcoming season with players, coaches, and the president of the team.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/04/2014

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Pittsburgh Native Is A “Master Of Illusion”

He’s levitated someone during a parade on a float, worked with the late Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh symphony at Heinz Hall, and has performed on stages all over the country.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/29/2014

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Dog Passes Out From Excitement After Being Reunited With Owner

A Murrysville schnauzer is stealing the social media spotlight, after the dog fainted from sheer joy and it was caught on camera.

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Disconnecting From Work While On Vacation

Nowadays it is harder than ever to disconnect from electronics, especially during a vacation. A recent study says that 61 percent of those surveyed did at least some work while on their last vacation.

On top of that, many bosses expect their employees to be available by email while others are afraid their bosses will realize their position is no longer needed.

How do you totally disconnect when on vacation and how do you do it without anxiety? Lizzie Post, contributor at the Emily Post Institute and Co-Author of the Etiquette Advantage in Business, joined The KDKA Morning News to discuss how to do that.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/22/2014

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Search Could Begin Again For Missing B-25 Bomber In Mon River

On the last day of January in 1956, a B-25 bomber crashed into the Monongahela River near what is now the Homestead Grays Bridge. Ever since, it has been one of the great mysteries of Pittsburgh. Some think it is still down there, while others think it was taken away by the government or CIA.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/17/2014

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Wait! Should You Put That In The Fridge?

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – You may think that most of the food you throw in the refrigerator will last longer but that isn’t always the case. In fact there are some items that don’t need to be put in the fridge at all.

Dr. Lydia Johnson, Director of Food Safety for the Pa. Department of Agriculture joined The KDKA Morning News to discuss what should and what shouldn’t go in the refrigerator.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/16/2014

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Polar Vortex-Like Front To Bring Cooler Temperatures

When you hear the term “Polar Vortex” it creates an image of ice and snow. There are reports that one is making its way toward our area this week.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/14/2014

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Local Author Destroys Pittsburgh In Debut Novel

In his debut novel, Thomas Sweterlitsch destroys Pittsburgh. He says it’s a love letter to the city and “there’s no better way to write a love letter to a city then to completely obliterate it off of the face of the earth.”

Sweterlitsch joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the new book “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/10/2014

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UPMC Doctor: Fight Cancer Through Eating Well

The reasons for eating a healthy diet are obvious but have you ever thought about the relationship your diet has to cancer? One doctor think there is a strong link and hopes that people change their minds about that link in the next few years.

Dr. Colin Champ, Assistant Professor in the department of radiation oncology at UPMC joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the link between nutrition and cancer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/09/2014

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Bug Expert Dispels Myths About Ticks & Mosquitoes

You hear about the dangers of ticks often in the spring and summer but what you think is that blood sucking creature on you might be something completely different.

Entomologist Bill Todaro joined The KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to discuss the difference between ticks and “billbugs” as well as dispel some other common insect misconceptions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2014

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Steve Forbes Discusses New Book About The Global Economy

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Does it feel like the money you earn doesn’t go as far as it once did? In his new book “Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It”, Steve Forbes says that it doesn’t.

The Chairman and Editor in Chief for Forbes Media and former presidential candidate joined KDKA’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the current state of the economy.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/24/2014

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