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: "Selma" Actor Talks Current Events and the Lessons of 1965||It may not have received the Oscar recognition it could have, but the movie "Selma" is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement among...||3/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: What's Next for Net Neutrality?||The notion of regulating the Internet using public utility laws has been under consideration for the past year. Now that net neutrality rules have been...||3/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Response and Analysis of Governor Wolf's Budget Address||Today 90.5 WESA presented live coverage of Governor Wolf's budget address to the Pennsylvania Legislature in Harrisburg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Leonard Nimoy's Early Career in Pittsburgh||Remembering Mr. Spock (41:00) Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on the classic television series Star Trek died last week at the age of 83....||3/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Have We Lost the Ability to Appreciate Art Museums?||In a recent opinion piece for the Tribune Review, pop culture correspondent Joe Wos questions whether we’re seeing the death of the art museum. Robin...||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Some Fresh Ways to Shelter Homeless People||Jon Potter, the owner of what's said to be Pittsburgh's only hostel, is trying to fund his next big project. A co-operatively owned house called the...||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Crude Oil Transport Safety Concerns||Despite safety improvements, there seems to be an increase in the number of fuel train accidents. So what safety improvements are needed? What has been...||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How A World War II Radio Operator Earned A Bronze Star||World War II Hero George Pietropola (25:50) Seventy years ago this month, Pittsburgh native George Pietropola battled frostbite in the Ardennes Forest...||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Staving Off the Winter Blues||Today's topics: a review of the recent Pennsylvania Democratic Leadership meeting, a new surgical adhesive created by a Pittsburgh company and tips on...||2/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The Steel City's Role in Cyber Defense||Today's topics include cyber security, a cross country fundraiser for Haiti, and the Pittsburgh connection to the Oscars. Cyber Security How...||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Could Train Derailments Cause a Dilemma for Pittsburgh?||Topics on today's Essential Pittsburgh include the West Virginia train derailment, and ski resorts near and far Oil Train Safety An oil tanker...||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can Governor Wolf's Moratorium on Capital Punishment in PA Lead to the End of the Practice?||Last Friday, Governor Tom Wolf announced a hold on all executions in Pennsylvania, due to ongoing questions about the effectiveness of capital...||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Following the Fall of Rob McCord, Questions Remain about What Comes Next||Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of attempted extortion, admitting that he tried to use the...||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||August Wilson Documentary Debuts||We talked with the producers of a new documentary nearly ten years in the making; "August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand" which focuses on the...||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chuck Cooper’s Legacy for African-Americans in Basketball||Chuck Cooper was a Duquesne University basketball star who became the first African-American drafted by an NBA team when he was selected in the second...||2/17/2015||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.