City of Asylum: Where Literary Freedom Leads to Economic Development


Exiled literary figures from around the world are given sanctuary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the “City of Asylum”. Once there, they are given the freedom to write while housing and some living expenses are provided. The City of Asylum serves as a catalyst for a thriving artistic community on Pittsburgh’s north side. The art community is growing and performance venues and parks are being developed among the renovated housing and retail projects. Economic development is rapidly occurring in this previously-depressed area. Art has fostered economic development unimaginable just ten years ago. Listen to this amazing story how literary freedom is leading a city to prosperity.

Guest: Henry Reese
Learn more at: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and Sampsonia Way Magazine

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.