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: Second Avenue Caper and the Early Days of AIDS in Pittsburgh||Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli produced a book last year that puts the history of AIDS into a vastly new perspective. With comic-book-style graphics...||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Joe Sestak Walks His Way to the U.S. Senate||Former congressman Joe Sestak is running for the U.S. Senate by walking. He's making a 422-mile trek across the state to better connect with...||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: State Police Commissioner Nominee Faces Criticism||Controversy continues to surround Governor Wolf’s nominee for State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown. The former Maryland State Police Commissioner has...||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Words Without Walls Teaches Creative Writing to Inmates||Words Without Walls is a program at Chatham University teaching creative writing to residents of Pittsburgh-area correctional facilities and drug...||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Sree Sreenivasan on Social Media Strategy||With the number of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM jobs increasing at three times the rate of other industries, the Carnegie Science...||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: A Penn State Fraternity's Facebook Fallout||Two weeks after the Oklahoma State University fraternity scandal comes another. This time closer to home at Penn State where members of the Kappa Delta...||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Oil Train Safety with Senator Bob Casey||Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is pushing legislation that would bring emergency managers and technical experts together to improve training and...||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: An Hour with Mayor Bill Peduto||Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto makes his monthly appearance on the program. He discusses Pittsburgh's participation in a new Justice Department program to...||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The High Cost of Protection From Abuse||When faced with an abusive partner, many women seek out a restraining order to get protection and regain some control over their lives. But according to...||3/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Investigating Greek Life||A video of members of the SAE fraternity at University of Oklahoma performing a racist chant has been garnering national headlines. It also places a...||3/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: A Controversial Approach to Deer Control in Mt. Lebanon||Mt. Lebanon has been trying to reduce its deer population with a controversial program in which deer are baited, trapped into a small area, and then...||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How Much is a College Degree Really Worth Today?||There’s a continual emphasis on the importance of obtaining a college education. However, as the costs associated with higher education continue to...||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: What Was Learned in Selma and How It Matters to Pittsburgh||This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. Jen Saffron, director of communications for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts...||3/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: An August Wilson Protégé on How He Learned What He Learned||August Wilson is well known for his 20th century cycle of works about the black experience in America. But now an additional play written shortly before...||3/6/2015||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.