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Dec 21, 2017
Virginia Montanez has been writing about Pittsburgh in some form or other for more than a decade, first with her blog PittGirl, which evolved into That’s Church, and later with a popular column in Pittsburgh Magazine. She’s the co-founder of the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s Make Room 4 Kids initiative which delivers video game units to kids at Children’s Hospital.

Here's where you can donate to Make Room 4 Kids 

A longtime presence on Pittsburgh’s social media scene, Ginny decided recently to step away from Twitter. We had a really thoughtful discussion with her about social media's good and bad sides to close out our podcast's first year.

Dec 14, 2017
Kate Dewey will soon depart the Forbes Funds after four years at the helm, but her career in nonprofits spans half a century.  She's going to continue overseeing the UpPrize social innovation competition,  which has already funded several notable projects aimed at helping others. Dewey spoke to us about Pittsburgh's reputation as a city of nonprofits, and the challenges facing nonprofit companies and workers in the current political and economic climate.  
Dec 6, 2017
In November, Ashleigh Deemer co-founded the new political action committee Women for the Future of Pittsburgh along with outgoing City Councilor Natalia Rudiak, mayor-elect of Wilkinsburg Marita Garrett and County Controller Chelsa Wagner. Deemer has a bachelor’s in environmental policy from Chatham University and has worked for Rudiak's office since 2011, where she currently serves as chief of staff.  Deemer ran for the Democratic nomination for the District 4 City Council seat herself but lost in the primary earlier this year. We talked to Deemer about the new PAC which aims to “disrupt the crippling political inertia in western Pennsylvania” by helping raise money for female candidates (something she knows about firsthand) and why Democrats in Allegheny County should be thinking more about diversity. Find Deemer on Twitter and check out WTF Pittsburgh (that acronym!) for info about their launch party on Dec. 11.
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