The Sequester & You http://wesa.fm en Schools Begin Feeling the Pinch of Sequestration http://wesa.fm/post/schools-begin-feeling-pinch-sequestration <p>The calls didn&rsquo;t come on the first or second days of school. Or even the third. But they came soon thereafter and each day more of them are coming in.</p><p>&quot;What parents are finding is that the manpower that there to support their kids one on one isn&#39;t there,&quot; said&nbsp;Cindy Duch, director of parent advising at the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center, or PEAL, an advocacy group that helps out parents of children with disabilities.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Erika Beras 17007 at http://wesa.fm Community Health Centers Spared Sequester Cuts, But Worries Persist http://wesa.fm/post/community-health-centers-spared-sequester-cuts-worries-persist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you walk into the Squirrel Hill Health Center, you hear something you don’t hear very often in Pittsburgh: the sounds of people talking in seemingly every language but English.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:32:23 +0000 Erika Beras 10421 at http://wesa.fm Community Health Centers Spared Sequester Cuts, But Worries Persist With Sequester Cuts, Head Start Programs Dealt Abrupt Budget Blow http://wesa.fm/post/sequester-cuts-head-start-programs-dealt-abrupt-budget-blow <p>On a recent Thursday morning, Antoinetta Lassiter is playing with roller skates she has just gotten for her fifth birthday. She’s in her Beechview home with her mother and grandmother, asking an endless stream of questions.</p><p>Her mother Melinda Lassiter said it's nice to have her home, but if things had gone as planned, her daughter would still be enrolled in her Head Start program.</p><p>"I went to pick her up from school, and the teacher told us the school was closing on the 19th of April … and that was kind of shocking actually," she said.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 10:36:10 +0000 Erika Beras 9631 at http://wesa.fm With Sequester Cuts, Head Start Programs Dealt Abrupt Budget Blow