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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: Governor Wolf Clarifies His Budget Proposal Concerns||Shortly after a $30 billion budget was approved in the Pennsylvania House and Senate, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the entire plan. He’s the first governor...||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Evaluating the Supreme Court's Rulings||The 2014-2015 Supreme Court session has come to a close. Among the issues the justices have weighed in on are historic decisions on health care and same...||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Struggle to Meet Budget Deadline||Today is the deadline for Pennsylvania lawmakers to submit a budget to Governor Tom Wolf. With no compromise in sight, many legislators have already...||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How Pennsylvanians Could be Affected by a Late Budget||The deadline for the Pennsylvania state budget is fast approaching. Governor Wolf’s administration is assuring tax payers and state workers failure to...||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: The Act of Forgiveness After Violent Crime||In the wake of last week’s tragic shootings at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, many were stunned by the grace shown by the victims to forgive the...||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: How Churches May Change Following Charleston||Nation contributor and fellow at the Nation Institute Dani McClain recently penned a piece in response to Dylan Roof's attack on church-goers in South...||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: 'Homegrown Terror' Series Explores Americans Joining ISIS||On Sunday, the Tribune Review began running the series “Homegrown Terror,” about how and why U.S. citizens join with ISIS in combat overseas and the...||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: What Constitutes A Hate Crime?||The tragic massacre of members of an African American prayer group at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina has stunned the nation....||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: NASA Celebrates Martian New Year in Mars, PA||Happy Martian New Year. That's right it's New Year's Day on Mars and it's being celebrated today and throughout this weekend in Mars, Pennsylvania, just...||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Matt Smith Steps Down From PA State Senate||Last month Senator Matt Smith announced he would be leaving the PA State Senate. He departs Harrisburg to take over as head of the Greater Pittsburgh...||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Monthly De-Brief With Mayor Peduto||Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto makes his monthly visit to the program. Among the issues we'll discuss are why Pittsburgh's homicide rate is getting...||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Does Terminal Illness Within a Life Sentence Warrant Compassionate Release?||The manhunt continues for two escaped prisoners in the northeastern section of New York State. One of the men was serving a life sentence while the...||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Corporate Equity and Pittsburgh Jazz||In 2010, the Post-Gazette reported the Pittsburgh region was ranked "dead last" on indicators of racial and economic parity with regard to the Black...||6/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Giving More of The Pittsburgh Promise to African-American Males||A recent look at The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship Pittsburgh Public School attendees can qualify for which helps them pay for college, found...||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Essential Pittsburgh: Healing the Hearts of Pittsburgh Children||UPMC’s Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s top research facilities for pediatric cardiac care. The recent arrival of our guest pediatric...||6/10/2015||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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