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Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette Says Vick Was Best Backup QB Available

The signing of Michael Vick has become a hot button issue in town with his past conviction for dog fighting.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/26/2015

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Gov. Wolf & GOP Leaders Continue To Battle Over Budget

On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf joined “The KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the state budget and how negations with Republican leadership are going.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2015

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Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter Waited His Whole Life To Perform In Pittsburgh

It’s not often the Tony award winning star of a Broadway musical joins a traveling cast but Pittsburgh’s own Billy Porter had a lifelong goal he wanted to accomplish.

Porter joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about appearing in Pittsburgh CLO’s Kinky Boots, his latest album and why making a rare off-Broadway appearance in his hometown was important to him.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/07/2015

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The Bus Is Full As Bettis Heads To Hall Of Fame

The Bus makes its final stop in Canton this weekend when Jerome Bettis will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/06/2015

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Film Camp Opening For Youth With Autism

Joey Travolta, the older brother of John Travolta, has been around the film industry for decades. He is an actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He has appeared in films alongside Eddie Murphy and Sylvester Stallone.

Travolta, founder and creative director for “Inclusion Films,” is in Pittsburgh for the next two weeks with his film camp that is for youth with Autism.
Joey joined the KDKA Morning News to talk about the camp.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/15/2015

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Is Pittsburgh The True Birthplace Of Aviation?

John Schalcosky’s Facebook page, The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh, has gained over 27,000 “likes” in less than a year. His fascinating stories and videos have been shared by thousands. Now, he says he discovered something that would change history books forever.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2015

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Owner Of Steelers Bar In Rome Wants To Open Pittsburgh Location

Larry Richert recently returned from a trip to Italy while there he found a Steeler bar in Rome called La Botticella. Proving again that Steeler Nation’s reach is worldwide.

Larry spoke with owner Giovanni Poggi about why he converted his place to a Steelers bar and why he loves Pittsburgh.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/01/2015

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Patterson Says New Show ‘Zoo’ Is Full Of Thrills

New York Times best-selling author James Patterson is known all across the globe for his books. Many of them have been turned into movies and one of his dozens of books has been made into the summer’s hottest new show.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/29/2015

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Hot Dog Explorer Says PNC Park Has One Of MLB’s Top Dogs

Tom Lohr is a writer and blogger who loves hot dogs so much, he has traveled the country, stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball parks to find out who has the best one.

Lohr went to 35 Minor League parks last year, eating and rating which stadiums have the best dogs.

Lohr joined the KDKA Morning News to talk about last year’s trip and why he was at PNC Park again on Wednesday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/25/2015

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Cowher Being Honored For Coaching And Broadcasting Career

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Super Bowl champion coach Bill Cowher is being honored at an event at Heinz Field next week. The annual St. Jude Champions for Hope is Friday, June 26 in the Great Hall.

The former Steeler head coach will be receiving the honor for his work as a coach and as a broadcaster on the NFL Today on CBS. Franco Harris will present the award to Cowher.

Cowher joined the KDKA Morning News to talk about the event about the event and of course football.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/17/2015

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Removal Of Artificial Ingredients From Foods Won’t Make A Big Difference In Your Diet

Recently, chain restaurants Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced the removal of artificial ingredients and coloring in its foods. It’s a growing trend among food manufacturers and restaurants, but will it make a difference to your health?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/09/2015

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Dan Marino One Of Six Hall Of Fame QB’s Being Honored This Weekend

Western Pennsylvania is known for the large number of NFL players that have come from the area and this Saturday six Hall of Fame quarterbacks will be honored at an event called Gridiron Gold at the Wyndham Grand.

Dan Marino, one of the six Hall of Famers, joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert John Shumway to talk about Gridiron Gold.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/04/2015

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‘The KDKA Morning News’ Remembers America’s Veterans

“The KDKA Morning News” talked to Karen Vaughn, the mother of a fallen Afghanistan War veteran, as well as Nikki Mendicino, who has been supporting vets since she was 10 years old.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/22/2015

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South Side & Downtown Among Top Places To Find A ‘Cougar’ In Pittsburgh

Erica Porsch, Spokesperson for the website CougarLife.com joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to explain what exactly a “cougar” is and what parts of Pittsburgh are the best places for a young man to find one.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/07/2015

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Study: Binge Watching TV Is Bad For Your Health

Since streaming services like Netflix debuted, people have started binge watching their favorite shows, especially when a show like “House of Cards” releases an entire season at once.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/02/2015