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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.
||City Affordable Housing Task Force Convenes For First Time||Nearly six months after its creation, the city’s Affordable Housing Task Force met for the first time last week. The group’s mission is to help...||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New White House AIDS Plan Echoes In Pittsburgh||Allegheny County health officials say they are already in line with new White House standards to fight HIV and AIDS. The plan unveiled Thursday updates...||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Songbook In Pitt Library May Prove False 'Happy Birthday' Copyright||Many may not know that one of the world’s most recognizable songs is actually one of the most profitable. The “Happy Birthday to You” tune has been...||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Low Gas Prices Affect Consumers And The Natural Gas Industry||With the local economy relying more and more on the gas and coal industry, the news that Consol Energy posted a loss for the past quarter and outlined...||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dining Destinations Part Two: San Francisco to Cleveland||It’s been said an army travels on its stomach. Well if it’s good enough for the army why not a savvy traveler? This week contributor Elaine Labalme...||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Riverhounds Goalie Ryan Thompson Leads Jamaican Team To Victory||The name Ryan Thompson may not have been well known around the international soccer world before last week. But after the Riverhounds goalie led Jamaica...||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||As Medicaid Turns 50, Reflecting On Its Impact||Fifty years ago, on this date, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicaid program into law. Designed as a program involving federal and state...||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||EPA Finalizing Federal Standard On Carbon Pollution||Allegheny County Courthouse will be the site of a rally in support of the Clean Power Plan. The EPA is in the process of finalizing this, first of its...||7/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Life Without Bars: Reintegrating Ex-Offenders Into The Workforce||The 2015 “Life Without Bars” conference works to address the challenges of individuals with criminal backgrounds as they reintegrate into the workforce...||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Iceoplex At South Pointe Aims To Decrease Athlete Injuries||The Iceoplex at South Pointe melts it's ice, not only for summer maintenance, but for safety. A new safety feature being installed will allow athletes...||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||American Math Olympiad Team Victorious At International Competition||For the first time in 21 years a team of top American high school students has won the recent International Math Olympiad held in Thailand. We’ll...||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pittsburgh Passion Earn World Championship For Second Consecutive Year||The Pittsburgh Passion mounted a come-from-behind victory Saturday to beat the Utah Falconz to grab the Independent Women's Football League championship...||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Public Judgment Hurts Addiction Recovery, And How Professionals Can Get Help||WESA’s content partner Public Source has been running a series of articles on the number of drug uses and overdoses in Pennsylvania. The latest story...||7/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CMOA Collects Works By Edward Hopper||Opening this weekend at the CMOA is a new exhibit of works by famed American artist Edward Hopper. The exhibit will feature all 17 works by Hopper in...||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Songwriter Randy Newman Embraces The Orchestral Sound||When you think of the greatest American songwriters, who comes to mind? George Gershwin? Cole Porter? Bob Dylan? Many would put Randy Newman with that...||7/24/2015||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.
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