90.5 WESA: Essential Pittsburgh
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Essential Pittsburgh is 90.5 WESA's daily public affairs and culture show. Hosted by Pittsburgh native Paul Guggenheimer, Essential Pittsburgh covers news, arts and newsmakers from a Pittsburgh and Western PA perspective.
||Essential Pittsburgh: P4 Summit Spotlights Renewable Power Revolution||P4 Speaker Amory Lovins (0:00) What’s being described as a major effort to forge a new model of urban growth and development is underway. The P4...||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How Does America Define Excessive Police Force?||This week a video was released of an Arizona officer using his police cruiser to intentionally run down a suspect-- the latest event involving a police...||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Mayor Peduto Welcomes Educational Summit and Bike Share System||Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto makes his monthly visit to the show. He talks about this week's educational summit in Pittsburgh focusing on sustainable...||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The Local 'Fight for 15'||On Wednesday, April 15th, low-wage workers around the country are going on strike. They’re coming together to demand the minimum wage be raised to $15...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How Long Are Women Working to Earn the Same?||April 14th marks how far into the year a woman must work in order to earn the same amount of money as a man in the previous year. The Bayer Center for...||4/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Pitt Students Investigate Perceptions of the South Side||How do residents and visitors perceive the South Side? Pitt students enrolled in Professor Michael Glass’ urban skills seminar spent a semester...||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Where Mental Health Issues in Children Begin and End||New research within the field of epigenetics may change the way we look at the treatment of mental health issues in children. Dr. Sharna Olfman, a...||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Editing 50 Years of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act||This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Acts. Reauthored in 2001 and now more widely known as No Child Left...||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Running Out of Road||As spring and summer road construction projects are about to get underway, they could be stopped before they get started. The reason being that the...||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The Pirates Hit the Field||The decision to uphold the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate PA State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is the latest setback in her once...||4/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The Past, Present and Future of Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll||An event billed as the Pittsburgh Rockin' Reunion will take place this weekend. Joining us for a look at Pittsburghers who made rock ‘n’roll music in...||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Placing Pittsburgh Adults with Mental Health Issues in STEM-Related Jobs||In commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day, Lu Randall, Executive Director at Autism Connection of PA and April Artz,Coordinator for the EmployAble...||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Re-Drafting 'You and The Police'||The original version of the pamphlet titled "You and The Police" has been around since the mid-1990s, published after Jonny Gammage's death during a...||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Cokie Roberts Takes Us Behind the Scenes in Washington||Our guest Cokie Roberts has long been familiar to NPR listeners. She offers political commentary during Morning Edition on Mondays and provides...||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Celebrating Courageous Women in Journalism||As Women’s History Month comes to a close we’ll celebrate the achievements of Ethel Payne. The pioneering journalist was the third African American in...||3/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Essential Pittsburgh covers a wide range of topics, both national and regional, but always with a local twist. This is Pittsburgh's own Fresh Air.
This is a great show but what happened? A couple days of segments then my subscription disappeared.