Foo Conner

“I look into things that are underreported in Pittsburgh. Without those stories, we lose our strengths. Once I interviewed a Russian icon painter. He said, “Whenever you see a beggar, give him a dollar and thank him.” I asked, ‘Why?'”

Every night I look into things that are underreported or weaknesses in Pittsburgh. Without those stories, we lose our strengths. Once I interviewed a Russian icon painter, and he said, “whenever you see the beggar on the street, give him a dollar and always say thank you.” I asked, “why’s that?” He said that it’s much harder to give someone the opportunity to practice compassion than it is to practice compassion.

I highlight the underserved and the underreported in our community. I find stories of people, even bus drivers, doing things 20 or 30 years because they have something that we all need. Those are stories of success that don’t have a monetary value. It’s basically how you use the muscle of your heart.

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