UberEATS, the ridesharing company’s food delivery option, is coming to Pittsburgh. But the company won’t exactly confirm it just yet. Uber sent an email to drivers on Monday about the upcoming launch and has an informational session set up for drivers. But Uber spokesman Craig Ewer would only say this Tuesday about the Pittsburgh launch: “We’re cooking up a big announcement for next week, so set the table and stay tuned.”
Syringe exchanges are technically illegal in Pennsylvania, but they operate in a small number of municipalities, including Allegheny County, with the cooperation of local officials and authorities. Advocates want Pennsylvania to catch up to its Northeastern neighbors and authorize exchanges statewide. With legislation unlikely to get through the legislature, a coalition called the Syringe Access Network of Pennsylvania is looking to Gov. Tom Wolf for help.
New technology has always had a disproportional impact on a specific group of workers, CMU professor Lee Branstetter said. But that doesn't mean we do much with that knowledge, he said. Cue the Center for the Future of Work at Carnegie Mellon University. After a revamp, the center is focused on research on the economic and social impact of technology, so all of society will benefit.
Brillobox's The Bridge Series features local writers and groups that are doing good. Poet Veronica Corpuz, author Deesha Philyaw and novelist/playwright Sarah Shotland will each read this Wednesday. Words Without Walls, a creative writing organization, will also be on hand.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: April 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $5
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Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia play Pittsburgh Steelers fans and parents on the NBC weepfest "This is Us." On Saturday, the actors will be in Pittsburgh to announce the Steelers’ fourth-round NFL Draft pick, WPXI reported. That doesn't sound like a thing that would make you cry, but leave it to these two to bring out the tears.
Umbrellas as art, chairs with GPS and more. Details about the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which is June 2 to 11, were announced Tuesday, TribLive reported. Performers from Austin, Texas will even rappel down the Highmark Building on two nights of the festival, City Paper noted. Plus there will be films, food trucks and musicians. Find out more.