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: A Girl And Her Robot: Prepping Young Women For STEM Jobs||Encouraging women to enter the STEM fields may not be a matter of how, but when. As part of WESA’s Life of Learning initiative, guest host Andy Conte of...||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Wilkinsburg School District Seeks Partner for Middle School Education||The Wilkinsburg School District is undergoing changes. It’s putting resources toward renovating the district’s two elementary schools. In addition, our...||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: An In-Depth Look at the Local Sharing Economy||Companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb have been growing in popularity in the Pittsburgh region. Today’s special look into the sharing economy begins...||5/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Infrastructure Legislation Plans To Establish City's First 'Green Zones'||Joining us in studio are Pittsburgh City Council members Deb Gross and Corey O’Connor. They are co-sponsoring a green infrastructure legislative package...||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Campaigns for County Controller Face Final Days||One of the most contentious political races is taking place between Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and her predecessor, Mark Patrick...||5/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: City of Pittsburgh & ACLU Reach Agreement To Overhaul Police Hiring Process||The American Civil Liberties Union and the City of Pittsburgh have reached an agreement on "cutting-edge" improvements to police hiring methods,...||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Keeping Pittsburgh a 'Happy City' Through Experiment & Design||Despite the urban unrest that has garnered national headlines in recent weeks; many people are still choosing to live in cities as opposed to suburbs....||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Pitt Chemist Alters Genes With Light||Gene manipulation by scientists has been taking place for a while. Joining us in studio is Pitt chemist Alexander Deiters who’s had a breakthrough in...||5/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Without Steelers And Casino Contributions, Can Free-Fare Zone Stay Free?||The end of a three-year agreement between the Port Authority and the Steelers and Rivers Casino corporations that enabled T riders to reach Allegheny...||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: USW Stands With Duquesne Adjuncts for Collective Bargaining Power||In a three-day hearing last week, the United Steelworkers made its case for adjunct professors who work at Duquesne University to collectively bargain...||5/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: A Life of Learning Panel on Relevance in the Classroom||Last Tuesday, five local high school students engaged the community in a panel discussion focused on keeping classrooms relevant to students' everyday...||5/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Wilkinsburg Attracts Residents With Tour of Vacant Homes||If walls could talk could be the premise for a tour of vacant homes taking place this weekend in Wilkinsburg. The Wilkinsburg Community Development...||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Baltimore Officers Charged in the Death of Freddie Gray||The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray have been charged with a number of crimes, including murder and manslaughter....||5/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: 'Kids Of Steel' Makes Race Day 2015 Accessible For All Ages||This Saturday is the Pittsburgh marathon. In addition to thousands of adults running and walking many children will be running their “final mile” as...||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: What Can Other Cities Learn from the Unrest in Baltimore?||In the wake of its 2001 riots, Cincinnati assembled an Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations, the results of which were released earlier this...||4/29/2015||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.