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Pittsburgh Hear and Now



the Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette’s weekly conversation with the people behind the headlines



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H&N #70 - 5/28/2007

Fri, 25 May 2007 23:30:00 GMT

TV editor Rob Owen chats with actor and Pittsburgh native ach Quinto about his role as Sylar on N.B.C.'s hit series "Heroes" (13:40).


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H&N #71 - 5/30/2007

Wed, 30 May 2007 22:46:00 GMT

Today online sports editor Dan Gigler talks Pirates with the PG's stats geek, Brian O'Neill, (7:50) and breaks down the Stanley Cup Finals with Seth Rorabaugh (8:40). Total Time (17:30)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_sports_20070530.mp3




H&N #72 - 5/31/2007

Thu, 31 May 2007 23:30:00 GMT

First up, host David Bear speaks with art critic Mary Thomas, who provides a taste of what's happening at the Three Rivers Arts Festival (5:10). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod previews the PSO's performance this weekend of Olivier Messiaen's "Turangalila-Symphonie" (5:00). Dance critic Jane Vranish has news of the latest Mary Miller work and a performance of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater school (4:40). And last but certainly not least, theater critic Chris Rawson forecasts a deluge of drama washing over area stages (5:30).Total time (22:05)


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H&N #73 - 6/1/2007

Sat, 02 Jun 2007 02:10:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Mackenzie Carpenter about the increasing number of high school graduates taking a year off before starting college (4:20). Tony Norman checks in with the latest and best from the world of comic books (4:40). Bob Batz has news of great brews (5:40). Finally, techman Ced Kurtz reports on a spammer who may be headed to the slammer (2:25). Total time (18:35)


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H&N #74 - 6/6/2007

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:46:00 GMT

First up, PG golf writer Gerry Dulac previews the upcoming U.S. Open at Oakmont with multimedia AME Allan Walton (3:40). Then high school sports editor Mike White and beat writer Colin Dunlap break down the baseball championships, the Big 33 football game and the end of an illustrious sports tradition (7:40). Total Time (12:30)


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H&N #75 - 6/7/2007

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:30:00 GMT

First up, host David Bear speaks with theater critic Chris Rawson who looks at what's happening on local stages and offers his picks for this weekend's Tonys, the award ceremony, not the Soprano's final episode (6:30). Art critic Mary Thomas has a hot look at theThree Rivers Arts Festival (3:40). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod has an ode to the PSO's "Ode to Joy" (4:30). Weekend Magazine editor Scott Mervis shares his hot list picks (5:40). And last, but certainly not least, dance writer Jane Vranish profiles a "P" popping performance of the Pillow Project (3:45). Total time (24:15)


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H&N #76 - 6/8/2007

Sat, 09 Jun 2007 02:30:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Marylynne Pitz, who pays a visit to a new old hotel with an awesome view of the Laurel Highlands. No, it's not Nemacolin (3:00). Then PG TV critic Rob Owen reflects on the final episode of "The Sopranos" this Sunday (4:20). Tech Man Ced Kurtz offers tips to translate computer-speak and unravel the World Wide Web (4:40). Finally, Larry Walsh brings us up-to-date with events on the local cycling scene (5:20). Total time (19:00)


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H&N #77 - 6/13/2007

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 00:40:00 GMT

PG Golf Writer Gerry Dulac from the U.S. Open at Oakmont


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_sports_20070613.mp3




H&N #78 - 6/14/2007

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 22:30:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Ken Mrazik, who has news of the Three Rivers Summer Music Games, local drum and bugle competitions this Sunday (4:10). Then dance critic Jane Vranish swings with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops and sways with a unique Australian performance group (2:35). Rick Nowlin tells us about a great concert next week featuring two heavyweights of Jazz, George Benson and Al Jarreau (1:30). Theater critic Chris Rawson offers quick profiles of a plethora of plays opening on Pittsburgh stages (7:20). And last but not least, Weekend Magazine editor Scott Mervis shares his hot list picks (4:00). Total time (21:30)


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H&N #79 - 6/15/2007

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 22:15:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Marylynne Pitz, who pays a visit to a recently re-newed historic landmark resort (4:50). Then Mark Roth digs in to a boring subject (5:20). Gretchen McKay has tips on planning a high school graduation party (2:40). Larry Walsh brings us up-to-date with events on the local cycling scene (5:20). Mary Thomas looks back on the Three Rivers Arts Festival (4:00). Finally, Techman Ced Kurtz looks ahead to the end of analog TV (3:20). Total time (26:20)


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H&N #80 - 6/20/2007

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:40:00 GMT

Today, online sports editor Dan Gigler chats Pirates with PG statsgeek Brian O'Neill (9:40).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_sports_20070620.mp3




H&N #81 - 6/21/2007

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:30:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Weekend Magazine editor Scott Mervis, who shares his selection of hot list picks (3:45). Staff writer Marylynne Pitz checks out a new exhibition at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art (2:40). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod shares his enthusiasm about enjoying music in the parks this summer (3:45). Dance writer Jane Vranish previews the latest from the Dance Alloy and an upcoming Heinz Hall visit from a historic troupe of Chinese acrobats (1:40). And last but certainly not least, Caitlin Price takes a look at some summer standbys (3:35). Total time (17:10)


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H&N #82 - 6/22/2007

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 21:40:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear interviews food editor Bob Batz about a taste-tempting promotion taking place all next week (5:10). Then Patricia Lowry takes us for a tour of the new addition to the historic Sara Heinz House (4:10). Larry Walsh reports on the Greenway Sojourn, the biggest bicycle event ever to come to town (4:30). Tech Man Ced Kurtz offers a WiFi warning (3:00). Finally, staff writer Jack Kelly has news of a boot camp for women looking to get fit (2:50). Total time (21:40)


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H&N #83 - 6/27/2007

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 22:50:00 GMT

Today, online sports editor Dan Gigler has an off-season, post-draft Penguins chat with the PG's empty net blogger Seth Rorabaugh (10:15).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_sports_20070627.mp3




H&N #84 - 6/28/2007

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:55:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Chris Rawson about what's happening on local stages (5:00). Mary Thomas reports on the latest entry in the Pittsburgh glass extravaganza and the Westmoreland Arts and Crafts Festival (4:50). John Hayes looks ahead to next week's Three River's Regatta (2:40). And last but certainly not least, Patricia Lowry tells us about the latest efforts to enliven Market Square (5:00). Total time (19:00)


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H&N #85 - 6/29/2007

Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:30:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Nate Guidry and Kevin Kirkland about fforts to save a Pittsburgh landmark, the Crawford Grill (5:15). Staff writer Marylynne Pitz tours two poignant landmarks in Somerset County (3:00). TV critic Rob Owen has a wrap up on "Kill Point", the upcoming series shot here in Pittsburgh (4:45). Larry Walsh phones in a report on the Greenway Sojourn, 500 bikers pedaling to Pittsburgh from Washington DC (5:40). Techman Ced Kurtz checks in with a few words against baby cut carrots (3:40). And in today's final segment Susan Mannella has an editorial statement regarding the Duquesne School District (1:40). Total time (25:50)


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H&N #86- 07/05/2007

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:57:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with theater critic Chris Rawson, who celebrates "White Christmas" and disproves the notion that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas (5:50). Art critic Mary Thomas reports on a new show at the Frick Art and Historical Center and another entry in the Pittsburgh glass extravaganza (6:55). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod praises the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (6:15). And finally, Cody McDevitt fills us in on musical picks from the Weekend Hotlist (4:25). Total time (25:00)


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H&N #87 - 07/06/2007

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:27:00 GMT

On today's program, we talk fur-covered people, philosophical comic books and smoke beer. To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Mackenzie Carpenter who reports on a unique convention happening this weekend in Pittsburgh (3:40). Tony Norman has another installment of his comic book critic (6:10). And Bob Batz provides us with a taste of what's new with local breweries (5:30). Total time (16:40)


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H&N #88 - 7/11/2007

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 01:50:00 GMT

Today, online sports editor Dan Gigler has a no-holds-barred, mid-season, post-All-Star Game baseball chat with columnists Gene Collier and Brian O'Neill, with a bit of Penguins and Steelers thrown in for good measure (13:45).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_sports_20070711.mp3




H&N #89 - 7/12/2007

Fri, 13 Jul 2007 00:50:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Weekend Magazine editor Scott Mervis, who offers his selection of Hot List picks (5:50). Food editor Bob Batz gives us a big bite of hamburger history (5:00). Finally, Larry Walsh peddles his report about pedaling on area bikeways (7:30). Total time (18:15) Please note: We're taking a summer break. This is the final edition of Hear and Now for the next two weeks, but we will be back with an expanded schedule in August. Please tune in.


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H&N #90 - 8/2/2007

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 00:14:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with drama critic Chris Rawson, who reviews new productions from the CLO and Pandora’s Box and previews the upcoming offering from Quantum Theater (6:30). Art critic Mary Thomas talks Pittsburgh Glass and a new exhibit of paintings about Fallingwater at Fallingwater (4:10). Staff writer Tim McNulty profiles a new old music venue in the area (2:20). Finally, pop music critic Scott Mervis has his selection of this weekend’s musical happenings (3:50). Total time (18:33)


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H&N #91 - 8/3/2007

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 20:20:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Patricia Lowry about the night she spent in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (4:50). Food editor Bob Batz kicks off a new Post-Gazette initiative to encourage “Eating Locally” (3:50). Larry Walsh peddles his report about pedal happenings on area bikeways (3:50). Finally, Techman Ced Kurtz critiques the recent Federal decision to auction a big chunk of communications bandwidth to the highest bidder (5:50). Total time (20:10)


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H&N #92 - 08/09/2007

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 01:55:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with drama critic Chris Rawson, who has news of another Pittsburgh world premiere, the latest leap from Quantum Theater (6:15). Then pop music editor Scott Mervis is here with his menu of this weekend’s musical happenings (4:20). Art critic Mary Thomas talks Wood Street Gallery and Pittsburgh Glass (4:50). And finally, Tim McNulty offers insights on the local arts scene and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (4:50). Total time (21:30)


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H&N #93 - 08/09/2007

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 02:03:00 GMT

Steeler beat writer Ed Bouchette checks in from Latrobe with coverage and comments about the team's latest addition, Steely McBeam (3:00).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_steelers_20070809.mp3




H&N #94 - 08/10/2007

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 23:10:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Gretchen McKay, who tells us about the 11th annual Manchester House and Garden Tour this weekend (2:00). Food editor Bob Batz has news of a fruitful happening, the annual carrying of cantaloupes to Kane (3:50). Larry Walsh peddles his report about pedal happenings on area bikeways (6:50). Finally, Marylynne Pitz has news of a Pittsburgher who’s learned to make the most of his daily commute (2:30). Total time (18:10)


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H&N #95 - 08/14/2007

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:32:00 GMT

Post-Gazette football writer Ed Bouchette checks in from Latrobe with today’s report from Steelers training camp (4:00).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/hearandnow_steelers_20070814.mp3




H&N #96 - 08/16/2007

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:16:00 GMT

Pittsburgh: HEAR and NOW - Entertainment for Aug 16 First Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Tim McNulty who looks at how a Lawrenceville art gallery is helping to bring a renaissance to this old neighborhood (3:00). Then Sharon Eberson offers a remembrance of the King, Elvis Presley, on the 30th anniversary of his death (6:30). And pop music editor Scott Mervis is here with his menu of this weekend’s outdoor events and musical happenings (3:40). Total time (15:00)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070816hearandnow.mp3




H&N #97 - 08/17/2007

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 16:36:00 GMT

Hear and Now host David Bear speaks to Mark Roth about William Bouguereau, a formerly famous French artist whose life and legacy are now on display at Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze (5:20). Rosa Colucci reports on a local couple who use music and health to create a spiritual balance (5:45). Finally, Larry Walsh brings us up to date with news from the local bicycling scene (5:00). Total time (17:45)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070817hearandnow.mp3




H&N #98 - 08/23/2007

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:59:00 GMT

First, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Chris Rawson, who reviews Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater’s production of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” and looks forward to seeing “The Last Yankee” at the Red Barn Theater (4:00). Then Caitlin Price reports on the 17th Pittsburgh New Works Festival, an assemblage of aspiring playwrights from around the country (2:00). Art critic Mary Thomas checks into “Personal Jesus...The Religious Works of Keith Haring and Andy Warhol” (4:00), and classical museum critic Andrew Druckenbrod focuses on a rising young star from Wexford (5:50). Finally, book editor Bob Hoover has news of several happenings on the local literary scene (2:45). Total time (20:45)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070823hearandnow.mp3




H&N #99 - 08/24/2007

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 21:35:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Cristina Rouvalis about a new museum dedicated to the "Big Mac" (2:45). Marylynne Pitz acquaints us with the work of furniture designer George Nakashima, whose pieces are on display in two area museums (4:10). Finally, Larry Walsh has thoughts on several topics pertinent to area bicyclists (5:45). That’s what we have on this, our 100th edition of Pittsburgh: Hear and Now. Stay tuned. Total time (14:00)


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H&N #100 - 08/24/2007

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:07:00 GMT

Beat writer Gerry Dulac checks in with a report from Steelers’ training camp (3:20).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070824steelers.mp3




H&N #101 - 08/29/2007

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:57:00 GMT

Today, online sports editor Dan Gigler chats with stats geek Brian Oneill about the resurgent, red hot Pirates (7:15). Then Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette checks in with a report from Mike Tomlin’s press conference (4:20). Total time (12:55).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070829hearandnow.mp3




H&N #102 - 08/30/2007

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 21:28:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with music writer Nate Guidry about the Johnstown Folk Festival (3:35). Weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis has news of three other festivals, as well as several musical acts (3:20). Sally Kalson checks into a unique display of local art at an unusual downtown venue (2:45). Finally, movie critic Barbara Vancheri looks back at the summer season, but from a box office point of view (4:30). Total time (15:45)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070830hearandnow.mp3




H&N 103 - 09/05/2007

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 21:47:00 GMT

First Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette checks in with a report from Mike Tomlin’s press conference. Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap take their regular look at what’s on tap this weekend on the local high school gridiron scene. Total time (11:10).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070905hearandnow.mp3




H&N #104 - 09/06/2007

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:24:00 GMT

Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with Jane Vranish, who previews another Pittsburgh world premiere, “echo::system -The Desert,” a live art installation with music and dance (4:00). Book editor Bob Hoover has news of a poetry and jazz jam on the North Side (3:15). Weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis is here with his Hot List picks (4:40). And finally, drama critic Chris Rawson has news of a slew of openings at area theaters (5:20). Total time (19:00).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070906hearandnow.mp3




H&N #105 - 09/07/2007

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 22:05:00 GMT

First up, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Marylynne Pitz about Pittsburgh’s latest exhibit of Japanese prints (2:40). Then food editor Bob Batz tours the Laurel Highlands wine trail (3:46). Art editor Mary Thomas gives us a glass craft update (4:05). Staff writer Tim McNulty reports of the return of “Hollywood on the Mon” (3:10). Architecture critic Patricia Lowry tells us about an upcoming neighborhood house tour in Friendship (3:55). Finally, our bicycle writer Larry Walsh takes his bumps on the new Seven Springs Gravity Mountain Bike trail (5:30). Total time (27:00)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070907hearandnow.mp3




H&N #106 - 09/19/2007

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:02:00 GMT

In our first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette checks in from Mike Tomlin’s latest press conference (4:40). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap make their regular forecast of what to expect this weekend on the local high school gridiron scene (8:00). Finally, stats geek Brian O’Neill has a pre-postpartum wrap-up of the Pirates’ season (7:10). Total time (21:30).


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H&N #106 - 09/20/2007

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:08:00 GMT

First Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with PG theater critic Chris Rawson who offers his insights about local stage productions (6:45). Dance critic Jane Vranish previews three different performances this weekend (4:25). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod takes a look at Pitt’s “Music on the Edge” series (3:20). Finally, weekend magazine editor Scot Mervis is here with his latest Hot List picks (3:25). Total time (19:50)


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H&N #107 - 09/21/2007

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 21:45:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear chats with Patricia Lowry about the centennial exhibit at Carnegie Museum's Hall of Architecture (5:50). Larry Walsh has his regular report on news on area bikeways (5:00). Tony Norman is here with another look at the world of comic books and the end of secret identities (5:25). Finally, PG Techman Ced Kurtz reflects on the 50th anniversary of an iconic technological failure, the Edsel (4:10). Total time (22:25)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070921hearandnow.mp3




H&N #108 - 09/26/2007

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 02:30:00 GMT

In our first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette checks in with his report from Mike Tomlin’s latest press conference (4:15). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s top high school football games (4:15). Finally, on-line sports editor Dan Gigler and stats geek Brian O’Neill look back at the Pirates’ 15th consecutive losing season (7:10). Total time (19:10).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070926hearandnow.mp3




H&N #109 - 09/27/2007

Thu, 27 Sep 2007 22:36:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with music writer Nate Guidy about the first event in the annual Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz series (3:05). Dance critic Jane Vranish previews the latest performance from Attack Theater (4:30). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod looks at the PSO’s first season subscription concert (5:40). Art critic Mary Thomas tells us about two exhibits at Carnegie Museum and a lecture at CMU (5:30). Finally, PG drama critic Chris Rawson offers insights about three local stage productions (5:35). Total time (26:25)


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H&N #110 - 09/29/2007

Sat, 29 Sep 2007 01:11:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear interviews Patricia Lowry, who previews three neighborhood house tours happening this weekend (5:50). Larry Walsh reports on news from area bikeways (4:10). Mackenzie Carpenter takes a leaf peeper tour through Greene County (5:05). And finally weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis offers picks from his Hot List (3:00). Total time (20:30)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070928hearandnow.mp3




H&N #110_1 - 10/03/2007

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 22:09:00 GMT

First Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s top high school football games (7:10). Then PG Steelers historian Bob Dvorchak chats with sports editor Dan Gigler about the team’s Diamond Anniversary season (9:40). Total time (18:15).


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H&N #111 - 10/04/2007

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 22:31:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with dance critic Jane Vranish about upcoming performances from India and Australia (3:30). Music writer Nate Guidy tells us about the Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival (1:50). Art critic Mary Thomas reports on a mouth-watering exhibit at the Society for Contemporary Craft (2:30). Finally, staff writer Adrian McCoy checks into this fall’s crop of haunted houses (2:15). Total time (12:00)


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H&N #112 - 10/05/2007

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 20:54:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear chats with Weekend Magazine editor Scott Mervis, who has a peck of picks from his Hot List (4:25). Staff reporter Monica Haynes has discovered a new Thomas Jefferson connection to Pittsburgh (3:20). For biking enthusiasts, Larry Walsh reports on three great developments along the Great Allegheny Passage (4:10). Then the PG’s new dining critic, China Millman, stops by to introduce herself (3:15). And finally, Techman, Ced Kurtz, offers a 4-minute primer on HD radio, which doesn’t mean what you think (4:00). That’s this weekend's edition of Pittsburgh: Hear and Now. Stay tuned. Total time (22:40)


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H&N #113 - 10/09/2007

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 01:30:00 GMT

The four candidates for Pittsburgh mayor respond to questions posed by the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and members of the audience. The forum, sponsored by the Post-Gazette, was held October 9 at the Senator John Heinz History Center and was moderated by Tom Waseleski, editorial page editor. (Total time 91:00)


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H&N #114 - 10/10/2007

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:39:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, PG Steelers historian Bob Dvorchak and on-line sports editor Dan Gigler look back at the teams of the 1980s (11:30). Then Dan and stats geek Brian O’Neill handicap the MLB playoffs and what it might mean for the Pirates (7:25). Finally, Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s top high school football games (9:15). That’s what’s happening hear and now, so stay tuned. Total time (29:50).


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071010hearandnow.mp3




H&N #115 - 10/11/2007

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:55:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with dance critic Jane Vranish about the Circus Oz, First Voice and the Pillow Project (3:20). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod previews Pittsburgh Opera’s opening production, Madame Butterfly (4:15). Art critic Mary Thomas tells us about two exhibits at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (5:45). Finally, staff writer Adrian McCoy introduces us to a museum meant for kids (3:30). Total time (18:45)


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http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071011hearandnow.mp3




H&N #115_1 - 10/12/2007

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:54:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear and staff writer Mark Roth get into the subject of spring water (5:00). PG pedal man Larry Walsh reports on news from area bikeways (6:45). Tony Norman is here with reviews of two comic books that break new ground (5:20). Techman Ced Kurtz gets in touch with Apple’s new I touch (6:00). And finally, weekend magazine editor Scot Mervis offers picks from his Hot List (4:25). Total time (29:20)


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H&N #116 - 10/24/2007

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 21:47:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette reports on Coach Tomlin’s weekly press conference (4:25). Then PG Steelers historian Bob Dvorchak and on-line sports editor Dan Gigler look back on the teams of the 00s (13:20). Finally, Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s top high school football games (9:30). That’s what’s happening Hear and Now, so stay tuned. Total time (28:45).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071024hearandnow.mp3




H&N #117 - 10/25/2007

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 22:19:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with dance critic Jane Vranish, who looks at the opening of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater season (3:20). Art critic Mary Thomas tells us about the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts emerging artist of the year and the Black Sheep Puppet Festival (5:45). Then theater critic Chris Rawson offers insights on the Broadway Series production of “12 Angry Men,” “America Play” at the Open Stage, the Festival in Black and White, and the City Theater’s Young Playwright Festival (7:20). Total time (18:20)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071025hearandnow.mp3




H&N #118 - 10/26/2007

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:50:00 GMT

First Hear and Now host David Bear chats with weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis, who offers picks from the Halloween edition of his Hot List (4:00). Staff writer Marylynne Pitz reports on the first annual Pittsburgh Whiskey Fest (3:10). PG pedal man Larry Walsh has news from area bikeways, including a million kilometer man (5:45). Finally, Techman Ced Kurtz fills us in on the latest skirmish in the battle for Net neutrality (6:00). Total time (20:00)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071026hearandnow.mp3




H&N #119 - 10/31/2007

Wed, 31 Oct 2007 22:18:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette reports on Coach Tomlin’s weekly press conference (4:00). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down the first round of the WPIAL high school football playoffs (9:10). That’s what’s happening Hear and Now, so stay tuned. Total time (14:40).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071031hearandnow.mp3




H&N #120 - 11/01/2007

Wed, 31 Oct 2007 22:22:00 GMT

This week Peter King is filling in as host for David Bear. He starts with theater critic Chris Rawson, who previews Prime Stage Theater’s “Inherit the Wind” and looks forward to the world premiere of “Streets of America” (7:10). Dance critic Jane Vranish looks at Lucy Guerin, who’s performing this weekend at the Australian Festival (3:20). Finally, art critic Mary Thomas tells us about the opening of the 97th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Carnegie Museum of Art (4:50). Total time (19:00)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071101hearandnow.mp3




H&N #121 - 11/01/2007

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 21:27:00 GMT

Scott Mervis talks about a circus, the Fiery Furnaces and a polka festival; Barb Vancheri previews the diverse offerings of the Three Rivers Film Festival, and Tech Man bears good tidings -- the speed of our computers will soon be increasing


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071102hearandnow.mp3




H&N #122 - 11/07/2007

Wed, 07 Nov 2007 22:19:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac look back at the Ravens game and forward to the Browns (8:15). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down the quarter-final round of the WPIAL high school football playoffs (9:10). Finally, online sports editor Dan Gigler talks Penguins with PG empty net blogger Seth Rorabaugh (8:30). That’s what’s happening Hear and Now, so stay tuned. Total time (27.25).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071107hearandnow.mp3




H&N #123 - 11/08/2007

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 00:09:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with theater critic Chris Rawson, who brings us up to date with what’s happening on local stages (6:20). Art critic Mary Thomas has news about shows at Carnegie Museum of Art and Frick Art and Historical Center (4:20). Jazz writer Nate Guidry previews singer Layla Hathaway, who’s appearing at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild this weekend (1:30). Finally, classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod offers insights on presentations by the PSO and Pittsburgh Opera (4:50). Total time (18:50).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071108hearandnow.mp3




H&N #123_1 - 11/09/2007

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 22:21:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis, who offers picks from his Hot List (3:10). Film critic Barb Vancheri reports on this weekend’s entries in the Three Rivers Film Festival, as well as several local commercial screen openings (3:40). Then book editor Bob Hoover chats with local author Stuart O’Nan about his new novel, “Last Night at the Lobster” (4:40). Larry Walsh sees skiing in our future (6:15). And finally, Techman Ced Kurtz looks into his grab bag and finds the Storm Worm, outboard brains and FCC interventions (5:50). That’s what’s up on this weekend’s edition of Pittsburgh: Hear and Now. Stay tuned. Total time (25:40)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071109hearandnow.mp3




H&N #123_1 - 11/12/2007

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 23:33:00 GMT

Peter King and pop critic Scott Mervis appreciate Stevie Wonder in advance of his Pittsburgh appearance.


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071108wonderless_edit.mp3




H&N #124 - 11/14/2007

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 23:35:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac look back at the team's performance against the Browns and forward to the Jets (5:15). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down the semi-final round of the WPIAL high school football playoffs (8:15). Finally, online sports editor Dan Gigler talks Penguins with PG empty netters blogger Seth Rorabaugh (8:30). Total time (23:05).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071114hearandnow.mp3




H&N #125 - 11/15/2007

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 23:14:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with film critic Barb Vancheri, who pays homage to that annual holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the festival at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana (5:10). Dance critic Jane Vranish is here with news about Chunky Move, the Dance Alloy’s “After the Beat,” an appearance by the Mary Miller Dance Company and Pittsburgh Connections (4:15). Classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod and Peter King discuss product placement in the Pittsburgh Opera (5:30). Art critic Mary Thomas tells us about “Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass” the biennial prize show at the Society for Contemporary Craft (4:20). Finally, Adrian McCoy calls in to illuminate us about Light-up Night happenings (2:30). Total time (24:10)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071115HearandNow.mp3




H&N #125_1 - 11/16/2007

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:13:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear chats with staff writer Tim McNulty who offers a sneak peek into Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s new “Dinosaurs in their Time” exhibit, which opens this weekend (4:35). Then Weekend magazine editor Scott Mervis offers picks from his Hot List and reflects on the recent Bruce Springsteen concert (5:00). Our ski writer Larry Walsh reports on the opening dates for local slopes (5:30). And finally, Techman Ced Kurtz looks past WI FI to WI MAX, the future of Internet connectivity (4:30). Total time (21:20)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071116hearandnow.mp3




H&N #126 - 11/22/2007

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:59:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with staff writer Samantha Bennett. who checks out latest edition of Men in Plaid at the Downtown Cabaret Theater (5:20). Then film critic Barb Vancheri and Peter King discuss the flock of movies that are opening over the Thanksgiving weekend (6:20). Staff writer Marylynne Pitz drops in on an exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Art that celebrates family photography (4:10), while art critic Mary Thomas reports on two exhibits at the National Gallery in Washington and two shows at the Andy Warhol Museum (6:20). Drama critic Chris Rawson reviews “Avenue Q” and brings home a report on the stagehand strike on Broadway (7:00). Finally, Scott Mervis has Hot List suggestions about what to do with the kids and visitors over the weekend (4:10). Total time (35:20)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071122hearandnow.mp3




H&N #127 - 11/21/2007

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:29:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac look back at the performance against the Jets and forward to the Dolphins (5:15). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s WPIAL high school football championships (8:10). That’s today’s Hear and Now- Sports, so stay tuned. Total time (18:03).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071121HearandNow.mp3




H&N #128 - 11/28/2007

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:10:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette covers Coach Mike Tomlin’s press conference (3:06). Then Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac look back at the Steelers’ performance against the Dolphins and forward to the game against the Bengals (9:04). Finally, Mike White and Colin Dunlap take an in-depth look at last week’s WPIAL high school football championships (10:55). Total time (22:25).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071128HearandNow.mp3




H&N #128_1 - 11/29/2007

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:51:00 GMT

Hear and Now host Peter King, filling in for David Bear, speaks first with Weekend Editor Scott Mervis about a Holiday Kids Crawl, comedy troupe the 3 Blonde Moms, the rock band Starship and more 4:52). Then staff writer Marylynne Pitz describes a fascinating and heartbreaking exhibit at the Heinz History Center about mining disasters. (2:38). Staffer Gretchen McKay gives us a sneak peek at a house tour in Ben Avon that emphasizes “green” and sustainable construction and materials. (2:47). Art critic Mary Thomas reports on some Down Under painting and video that are still up on display in Pittsburgh. (3:30). Drama critic Chris Rawson ushers us into the holiday theater season, talking about “Murderers,” “Plaid Tidings” and more (4:24). Finally, the PG’s new restaurant critic, China Millman, tells how she evolved from vegetarian to omnivore (6:12). Total time: (27:29).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071129HearandNow.mp3




H&N #128_2 - 12/05/2007

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 23:09:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac look back at Sunday night’s performance against the Bengals and forward to the Patriots (8:00). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap break down this weekend’s PIAL high school football championships and then get into some high school hoops (8:10). Total time (20:00).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071205HearandNowsports.mp3




H&N #129 - 12/06/2007

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 22:55:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with classical music Andrew Druckenbrod, who has an appreciation of Sir Richard Elgar, with just a touch of pomp and circumstance (6:55). Dance critic Jane Vranish reports on productions by the Dance Alloy and the Pillow Project (3:25). Jazz writer Nate Guidry previews the great pianist Randy Weston, who’s appearing with his quintet this weekend at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (2:50). Mary Thomas finds art blooming in the Hunt Botanical Library (3:50). And last, but certainly not least, PG drama critic Chris Rawson tells us about a bag full of Christmas productions, as well as CMU’s “Guys and Dolls” (5:40). Total time (25:10)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071206HearandNow.mp3




H&N #130 - 12/07/2007

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:12:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear shares some savory insights on country ham from food editor Bob Batz (4:40). Peter King previews Cuarteto Latinoamericano, CMU’s resident string ensemble, celebrating its 25th anniversary with an upcoming performance (4:40). Then Scott Mervis briefs us on this weekend’s pop music scene (1:10). PG Homes editor Kevin Kirkland peeks into a dozen Mt. Lebanon homes (2:00). And finally, techman Ced Kurtz has his Christmas wish list; and no, it doesn’t include Peace on Earth (5:30). Total time (20:35)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/120071207HearandNow.mp3




H&N #131 - 12/13/2007

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 01:15:00 GMT

To start, film editor Barb Vancheri again plunges into the blizzard of movies bearing down on us during the holidays, including “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “I Am Legend” and more. (5:20)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071213HearandNowweekend.mp3




H&N #132 - 12/13/2007

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:30:00 GMT

First, music critic Andrew Druckenbrod talks about Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, a piece that’s not that often heard in the US. Next, art critic Mary Thomas weighs in on a big event, both in size and in stature – the often-larger-than-life and always hyper-realisitc sculpture of Ron Mueck. Finally, we’ll discuss the theater as suitor to the novel – in particular, the prose and cons of attempting to marry Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to the stage. Then we’ll also peek into that bulging stocking of Christmas Theater fare.


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071213HearandNowartsandentertainment.mp3




H&N #133 - 12/13/2007

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 01:42:00 GMT

. In our first segment, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette looks back to New England and forward to Jacksonville and evaluates the Steelers’ playoff chances. Then Colin Dunlap and Terry Shields discussus the PIAA Football Championships. Please note: Because of wintry weather, Saturday’s game times have been shifted. The game between Jeannette and Dunmore will kick off at noon, and the contest between Central Catholic and Parkland will start at 5 p.m.


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071213hearandnowsports.mp3




H&N #134 - 12/19/2007

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:16:00 GMT

In today’s first segment, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac break down the loss to Jacksonville and look at what needs to be done to beat the Rams on Thursday (8:00). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap wrap up the state high school football championships and then get in heavy to high school hoops (8:10). That’s today’s Hear and Now- Sports, so stay tuned. Total time (20:00).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071219hearandnow.mp3




H&N #134_1 - 12/20/2007

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 21:32:00 GMT

To start Hear and Now host David Bear speaks with dance critic Jane Vranish, who takes us to the Nutcracker and then to the Pittsburgh Pops (3:50). Sharon Eberson calls attention to a slew of exhibitions worth seeing before they close (2:30). Then pop music critic Scott Mervis looks back on a year of rock in the ‘Burgh (3:50). (Total time 11:45)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071220hearandnow.mp3




H&N #135 - 12/21/2007

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:55:00 GMT

To start, Hear and Now host David Bear and film critic Barb Vancheri sort through a Santa’s bag of new movies opening locally this weekend (6:45). Media writer Adrian McCoy has a perspective on the year’s major developments in consumer electronics (3:00). Techman Ced Kurtz presents his annual Christmas pageant, with help from Melissa Tkach and me (2:30). Finally, Reg Henry offers a few traditional insights on the nature of Christmas (5:15). Total time (19:15)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071221hearandnow.mp3




H&N #135_1 - 12/26/2007

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:08:00 GMT

Today, Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac speculate on how this Sunday’s game against the Ravens can still have playoff implications (7:50). Total time (8:50).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071226hearandnow.mp3




H&N #136 - 01/03/2008

Thu, 03 Jan 2008 22:46:00 GMT

It’s playoff time, and today Steelers beat writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac speculate about what it will take for the team to beat Jacksonville on Saturday (7:45). Then Mike White and Colin Dunlap get us up to date on the high school hoops scene (9:20). Total time (18:20).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080103hearandnow.mp3




H&N #137 - 01/28/2008

Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:12:00 GMT

Today the Post-Gazette’s Ced Kurtz, Jody Farr and Tim Dunham pass judgement on Microsoft's new Vista operating system (8:00 minutes).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20071028techtalk.mp3




H&N #138 - 01/29/2008

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:08:00 GMT

Today P-G TV Editor Rob Owen and Entertainment Editor Sharon Eberson share strategies for fans to deal with the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike. (9:30)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070129TunedIn.mp3




H&N #139 - 01/30/2008

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:42:00 GMT

Today PG movie critics Barb Vancheri and Barry Paris discuss new releases and Oscar nominees. Stay tuned. (7:30)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080130RatedPG.mp3




H&N #140 - 01/30/2008

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:09:00 GMT

Today, PG sports writers Mike White and Colin Dunlap get us up to date on the high school hoops scene (9:30).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080130Sports.mp3




H&N #141 - 01/30/2008

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:23:00 GMT

Today PG Food Editor Bob Batz and Restaurant Critic China Millman get in tune with prunes. It’s going to be a blast. Stay tuned. (15:30)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080130DiningIn.mp3




H&N #142 - 02/01/2008

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 17:11:00 GMT

PG Sports columnists Ron Cook and Bob Smizik and Sports Editor Jerry Micco talk the Super Bowl, the Pirates' plight and the hunt for Terrelle Pryor. (10:20)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080201sports.mp3




H&N #143 - 02/01/2008

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 23:11:00 GMT

PG theater critic Christopher Rawson and Hear and Now host David Bear discuss theatrical matters in Pittsburgh, New York and London (9:30)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080201OnStage.mp3




H&N #144 - 02/04/2008

Mon, 04 Feb 2008 16:17:00 GMT

Today the PG geek squad, Ced Kurtz, Jody Farr and Tim Dunham dissect Microsoft’s $44 billion bid to buy Yahoo. Check it out (Total Time - 11:20).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080204techtalk.mp3




H&N #144_1 - 02/05/2008

Tue, 05 Feb 2008 21:15:00 GMT

Today P-G TV Editor Rob Owen and Entertainment Editor Sharon Eberson share thoughts about the return of Lost, how the primaries have become the latest reality show and what happens when the writers’ strike ends. Get tuned in, right now (8:45).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080205TunedIn.mp3




H&N #145 - 02/06/2008

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 22:46:00 GMT

Today PG movie critics Barb Vancheri and Barry Paris have three openings to dissect, “Fool’s Gold,” “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,” and “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” along with a selection of short features. Stay tuned. (10:45)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20070206RatedPG.mp3




H&N #146 - 02/07/2008

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 19:41:00 GMT

Today PG Food Editor Bob Batz and Staff Writer Gretchen McKay go fishing and come up with a school of fresh possibilities (Total Time 9:20).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080207DiningInDiningOut.mp3




H&N #147 - 02/07/2008

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 16:23:00 GMT

Today PG sports columnists Gene Collier, Ron Cook and Bob Smizik join Sports Editor Jerry Micco to discuss high school football signing dates, Pitt basketball and the Super Bowl postgame show (Total time 12:30).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080207SportsNow.mp3




H&N #148 - 02/07/2008

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 22:06:00 GMT

Today, PG Theater Critic Chris Rawson has thoughts on “Sweeney Todd,” “Amadeus,” “The 13th of Paris,” “The Big Bang” and “Thou Shalt Not,” along with quick looks at what’s happening on stages in New York and London (Total time 9:30).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080208OnStage.mp3




H&N #149 - 02/11/2008

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:40:00 GMT

TToday the PG's geek squad -- Ced Kurtz, Jody Farr and Tim Dunham -- go shopping for a cheap computer. Their verdict: You get what you pay for. (Total time - 16:15).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080211TechTalk.mp3




H&N #150 - 02/12/2008

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:53:00 GMT

Today P-G TV Editor Rob Owen and Entertainment Editor Sharon Eberson look at the aftermath of the Hollywood writers’ strike and what shows fans can expect to see in the coming weeks (9:10).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080212TunedIn.mp3




H&N #151 - 02/13/2008

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:25:00 GMT

Today PG movie critics Barb Vancheri and Barry Paris have seven local openings to discuss: “Definitely, Maybe,” “Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Jumper,” “Step Up 2 the Streets,” “Steep,” the Oscar Shorts series and George Romero’s “Diary of the Dead.” (Total Time:12:40)


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080213RatedPG.mp3




H&N #152 - 02/13/2008

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:09:00 GMT

In this Valentine’s Day edition PG Dining Critic China Millman explores the love, language and logistics of tasting chocolate (Total Time 8:45).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080214DiningInDiningOut.mp3




H&N #153 - 02/14/2008

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 21:54:00 GMT

Today PG sports columnists Gene Collier and Ron Cook join Sports Editor Jerry Micco. They get hot and heavy into the Congressional HGH hearings, the eventual return of Sidney Crosby, and the grass at Heinz Field. Stay tuned. (Total time 11:30).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080214SportsNow.mp3




H&N #154 - 02/14/2008

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:23:00 GMT

Today, PG staff writers Mike White and Colin Dunlap handicap the up-coming round of the WPIAL basketball championships, picking winners, losers and players to watch (Total time 12:00).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080214HighSchoolSports.mp3




Pittsburgh Hear and Now 155 - 02/15/2008

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:05:00 GMT

Today, PG Theater Critic Chris Rawson and columnist Tony Norman share impressions of Quantum Theater’s “Breakfast With Mugabe” and “The Vertical Hour,” the new production by the Pittsburgh Playhouse Rep (Total time 11:10).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080215OnStage.mp3




H&N #156 - 02/18/2008

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:14:00 GMT

Today the PG's geek squad -- Ced Kurtz, Jody Farr and Tim Dunham – take a walk down memory lane (Total time - 13:40).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080218TechTalk.mp3




Pittsburgh Hear and Now- #157 Rated PG for 02/20/2008

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:46:00 GMT

Today PG movie critics Barb Vancheri and Barry Paris offer their Oscar picks and review “Vantage Point,” “Be Kind, Rewind,” “In Bruges,” “Grace is Gone” and “Taxi to the Dark Side” (Total time 12:30).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080220RatedPG.mp3




Pittsburgh Hear and Now #158 - 02/21/2008

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:02:00 GMT

In light of this week’s news about the massive beef recall, restaurant critic China Millman and food editor Bob Batz Jr. discuss ways to get off the industrial food grid (Total time 12:50).


Media Files:
http://media.post-gazette.com/podcasts/20080221DiningInDiningOut.mp3