Reid Carter http://wesa.fm en Social Club for the Weekend of July 25th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-july-25th <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the podcast this weekend, 90.5 </span>WESA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Josh and Yelp’s Rachel ask the deep questions: What's your favorite animal, and are </span>meerkats<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> related to cats? </span></p><p>Of course, the Social Club has some suggestions for how to spend your weekend beyond these animal-related inquiries. Listen in for why, “Adults and face painting don’t often go together, but I think whiskey maybe is the missing ingredient there.”</p><p>This week’s happenings:</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:14:30 +0000 Reid Carter 33188 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of July 25th Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-july-18th <p></p><p></p><p class="p1">We love our booze — ahem, our craft beers — here at the Social Club podcast, so of course the upcoming Beer Fest is one of Josh and Rachel’s favorite happenings this weekend. For the sober-minded, however, there’s no need to worry: this week’s events include yoga in the square, fashion trucks, and overlooked Pittsburgh barbecue. Listen in for why, “This is like, deliberate yoga, not just a weirdo running around the Square.”</p><p class="p1">This week’s happenings:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:52 +0000 Reid Carter 32786 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th Social Club for the Weekend of July 10th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-july-10th <p></p><p></p><p>The Social Club podcast gets charitable this week, as Yelp’s Rachel throws out some weekend suggestions for those in need of a good cause. Don’t worry, though, lovers of debauchery: 90.5 WESA’s Josh made sure to pull Rachel back to talk about something “entirely frivolous.”</p><p>Listen in on their conversation for a Pup (not pub) Crawl, '90s covers, a secret song, and for why, “It’s good luck to get pooped on by an exotic bird in the jungle.”<br /><br />This weekend’s happenings:</p><p><a href="https://pghpupcrawl.org/campaigns/8">Pittsburgh Pup Crawl</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:05:41 +0000 Reid Carter 32410 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of July 10th Social Club for the Weekend of July 4th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-july-4th <p>With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, 90.5 WESA’s Josh Raulerson and Yelp’s Rachel Carlson have a special Staycation episode for your listening pleasure. Since yinz probably finalized your plans for the Fourth long ago, Rachel whipped up a list of the best things you can do in Pittsburgh this summer regardless of the date, including kayaking, a secret Potato Patch, the Sounds of Science, and a chance to Go Ape. Listen in for why “you could get some maybe uncomfortable insights into your relationships.”</p><p>This summer’s happenings:</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:50:24 +0000 Reid Carter 32037 at http://wesa.fm 90.5 WESA Summer Programming and Special Broadcasts http://wesa.fm/post/905-wesa-summer-programming-and-special-broadcasts <p class="p1">90.5 WESA is excited to announce the following upcoming programming changes and special broadcasts for the Fourth of July and beyond!</p><p class="p1"><strong>Saturdays in Summer</strong></p><p class="p1">2:00 PM: Saturday airing of "Q" to be replaced with&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001n3XsiEemAKZJiSZJ5MGqAHxBjxJWZyc_dqeFavv5-d-Pmc7FKe613KEDd7Q0_c3WHEQZfWsFTDgujYbUIzhR847abc0PS-LZkwR_PY-E0TtOFy8wyLaOkyyqVcMXgkt0tGMJ6j8u-oC_KLq95nRr4Yc_PZRwjQ7IthL3strkcBP2MKood2-Pdm2wp8PLvUQc">Re:Sound</a>&nbsp;for the summer season.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:08:21 +0000 Reid Carter 31696 at http://wesa.fm 90.5 WESA Summer Programming and Special Broadcasts Social Club for the Weekend of June 27th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-june-27th <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this episode, we have a beer tracking app, a pile of trash in Heinz Field, food trucks and the opportunity to get your wino on.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Josh </span>Raulerson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is back from vacation in Colorado, and he brought with him some recommendations on the best local brews in Boulder. He trades them with Yelp’s Rachel Carlson, in exchange for some weekend party tips. Listen in for why there’s, “a time and place for every wine.”</span></p><p>This weekend's happenings:</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:33:08 +0000 Reid Carter 31634 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of June 27th Social Club for the Weekend of June 20th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-june-20th <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As the summer officially begins, 90.5 WESA’s Josh has a bad case of whiplash from this already fast-moving season. Thankfully, Yelp’s Rachel Carlson, has the know-how to pull him out of his funk.</p><p>In this episode, the dynamic duo tells of the event of the summer, the difference between plates and bowls, the best sandwich on the Northside, and the pitfalls of sugar. Listen in for why, “It’s worse than cocaine and tobacco put together.”</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Reid Carter 31219 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of June 20th Social Club for the Weekend of June 13th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-june-13th <p></p><p></p><p>90.5 WESA's Josh Raulerson has a confession to make: He doesn't get out much. Thankfully, Yelp's Rachel Carlson is on hand to pick up the slack for this episode of the Social Club.</p><p>This weekend, we have a few good reasons to be feel Pride, a trail of libations, and ... a cat stroller? Listen in for why, "Pets and booze and beer are our thing." Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:27:05 +0000 Reid Carter 30862 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of June 13th Social Club for the Weekend of June 6th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-june-6th <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The temperatures are rising and the social scene is heating up. 90.5 </span>WESA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Josh and Yelp’s Rachel have some tips to keep you cool with this weekend’s Social Club. In this episode, chill out with a cocktail tip-of-the-week, take a petty cab for a joy ride, and collect some affordable local art. Listen in for why, “if you show up as an adult unaccompanied, you might get some looks.”</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:10:01 +0000 Reid Carter 30450 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of June 6th 90.5 WESA Nine Wins At 2013 PABPA Awards http://wesa.fm/post/905-wesa-nine-wins-2013-pabpa-awards <p>Presented by the Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association, the 2013 PAPBA News Awards are in recognition of outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania. Awards were presented on May 31 at the PAPBA banquet in State College.&nbsp;</p><p>90.5 WESA&nbsp;claimed nine wins, including three top prizes, as well as the Sandy Starobin Award for Individual Reporting.</p><p><strong>Enterprise/Individual Reporting</strong></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:32:36 +0000 Reid Carter 30256 at http://wesa.fm Quinn Elliott of the Big Idea Bookstore on Finding Community in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/quinn-elliott-big-idea-bookstore-finding-community-pittsburgh <p>Quinn Elliott from East Liberty holds herself and the city to a high standard.</p><p>As a volunteer at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheBigIdeaPGH">The Big Idea Bookstore and Cafe</a> in Bloomfield, she advocates for deep thought and strong, grassroots communities. The Big Idea is a worker-owned, community operated bookstore that advocates for alternative lifestyles and radical cultures.</p><p>Just like Quinn, the <a href="http://thebigideapgh.wordpress.com/">not-for-profit collaborative</a> hopes to create a space to build open and empowering communities.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Reid Carter 26199 at http://wesa.fm Quinn Elliott of the Big Idea Bookstore on Finding Community in Pittsburgh Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? http://wesa.fm/post/why-doesnt-pittsburgh-have-nba-team <p>Sports teams enjoy an intense amount of popularity in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The Steelers hold more Super Bowl victories than any other franchise, the Penguins enjoy the highest TV ratings for any NHL team since 2000 and the Pirates are experiencing a surge in popularity following their first winning season in 21 years.</p><p>Even college teams like the Pitt Panthers or the Duquesne Dukes hold strong followings.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:40:13 +0000 Reid Carter 24591 at http://wesa.fm Why Doesn't Pittsburgh Have an NBA Team? How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? http://wesa.fm/post/how-close-are-you-finishing-our-pittsburgh-bucket-list <p>Now that we’re three weeks into the new year, it might be a good time to evaluate your progress on your new year's resolution.<br /><br />Or, if you’re in the market for a new goal, try ours: Here’s a list of 51 things that every Pittsburgher should do at least once. Try to cross all 51 off the list before you, <em>ahem</em>, before 2014 kicks the bucket.</p><p><em>(Have your own ideas for must-do Pittsburgh activities? Share your own Pittsburgh Bucket List with us on Twitter and Facebook: #PghBucketList.)</em></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:05 +0000 Reid Carter 23123 at http://wesa.fm How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? 6 Ways to Have Fun This Winter in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/6-ways-have-fun-winter-pittsburgh <p>The winter season in Pittsburgh offers plenty of opportunities to discover the city — or, for you native Pittsburghers — to remember why you love your city. Here’s our rundown of seasonal festivities to get you out the door and fill you with holiday spirit.<br /> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:27:38 +0000 Reid Carter 20251 at http://wesa.fm 6 Ways to Have Fun This Winter in Pittsburgh Grab Some Popcorn: 7 Theaters Every Pittsburgh Movie Buff Should Experience http://wesa.fm/post/grab-some-popcorn-7-theaters-every-pittsburgh-movie-buff-should-experience <p>Finding a good movie theater is like falling in love.<br /><br />The match between theater and audience-member is an important one; lifelong bonds can be formed if the connection resonates, and viewing a movie in the right venue can mean the difference between a relaxing day off and a bitter drive home.<br /><br />Each person has their own needs for a theater, be them movie selection, general size or atmosphere. If you’re new in town, how could you be expected to choose an afternoon sanctuary when you can barely find your way around the city?<br /> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:26:51 +0000 Reid Carter 16494 at http://wesa.fm Grab Some Popcorn: 7 Theaters Every Pittsburgh Movie Buff Should Experience 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/6-things-do-saturday-morning-pittsburgh <p>Finding things to do on a Friday night in Pittsburgh isn't tough.</p><p>One might visit the bars on Carson Street or head downtown or to the North Shore for some fancy cuisine. And on any given Friday there are gallery crawls, concerts and movie showings to keep people of all cultural persuasions entertained.<br />&nbsp;<br />But what about the morning after?<br />&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:48 +0000 Reid Carter 14915 at http://wesa.fm 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh City Newcomer? Here's How to Win at Pittsburgh Trivia http://wesa.fm/post/city-newcomer-heres-how-win-pittsburgh-trivia <p>Maybe you are a connoisseur of fun facts, maybe you are trying to develop an understanding of your new city or maybe you are just trying to keep from embarrassing yourself in front of Alex Trebek during your <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVC28oemocA">Jeopardy</a> debut.<br /><br />If any of these sound like you, then never fear: as part of our web series, “<strong>New to the Burgh</strong>,” here’s a pop quiz on Pittsburgh firsts and landmarks to make you just a touch smarter and to help you win your first million.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:30:44 +0000 Reid Carter 13654 at http://wesa.fm City Newcomer? Here's How to Win at Pittsburgh Trivia 5 Blogs Any Pittsburgh Newbie Should Follow http://wesa.fm/post/5-blogs-any-pittsburgh-newbie-should-follow <p>The reach of the Pittsburgh community is expansive, so it should be no surprise that the city’s online community is just as vast.</p><p>For those <strong>New to the ‘Burgh</strong>, here’s a rundown of some blogs that will help you figure out where to go, what to do, and — perhaps most importantly — what to eat.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:45:17 +0000 Reid Carter 12376 at http://wesa.fm 5 Blogs Any Pittsburgh Newbie Should Follow New to the 'Burgh? Here's 8 Handy Do’s and Don’ts http://wesa.fm/post/new-burgh-heres-8-handy-do-s-and-don-ts <p>It can be hard to jump into a new location without understanding the local customs, and Pittsburgh, friendly as it might be, is wrapped in layers of seemingly impenetrable culture.<br /><br />But do not fret: As part of our, well, <em>new</em> web series, "<strong>New to the 'Burgh</strong>," here’s a handy guide to circumventing the trap doors and pitfalls of life in Pittsburgh.<br /><br /><strong>1. DO be aware of the Pittsburgh Left</strong><br /> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:50:49 +0000 Reid Carter 11588 at http://wesa.fm New to the 'Burgh? Here's 8 Handy Do’s and Don’ts