Heinz Radio: Policy That Matters



Policy that Matters is a radio show created and hosted by the students of the Heinz Journal. The show features commentary on current public policy issues and interviews with global policy leaders. You can find clips of the weekly radio show online and broadcasted across Western Pennsylvania on WRCT 88.3 Thursdays from 4:30 to 5 p.m.


  • Shared Streets of Pittsburgh

    Shared Streets of Pittsburgh

    30/10/2015 Duración: 29min

    What do employer-provided shower stalls have to do with bikes? A lot, evidently. Ngani Ndimbie from Bike Pittsburgh talks to Heinz Radio about the non-profit’s mission to transform city streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places that are safe and accessible for everyone to cycle and walk. In this interview, we learn how bike infrastructure can boost business for local retailers, and invite suburban commuters to downtown. Tune in to hear how Pittsburgh is embracing and cultivating a strong bike culture amidst a vehicle-dominated road infrastructure, including future plans for a city bike-share program.

  • Pittsburgh and the ADA

    Pittsburgh and the ADA

    30/10/2015 Duración: 29min

    This summer marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights case prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. How has this legislation expanded the degree to which people with disabilities are included in workplace and community life? What impressions has it left on local architecture and urban planning? The City of Pittsburgh’s ADA Coordinator, Richard Meritzer, discusses this progress and a range of public programs available to people with disabilities in our community.