Observatory Hill http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Home Renovation: A Labor of Love http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-home-renovation-labor-love <p>Earlier this month we took listeners on a tour of historic houses in the Observatory Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where residents have restored their homes to early 20th century splendor, with some modern conveniences. While the do-it-yourself home makeover isn’t as quick and easy as those on HGTV, what they have in common is the unexpected drama of renovation. In looking at the home restoration and renovation process there are some horror stories, but also some unique Pittsburgh resources. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:50:32 +0000 Heather McClain 12278 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Home Renovation: A Labor of Love Friday June, 28th 2013 How Will Immigration Reform Change the Country? http://wesa.fm/post/friday-june-28th-2013-how-will-immigration-reform-change-country <p><em><strong>These topics air Friday in the noon hour on 90.5 WESA</strong></em></p><p><strong>Immigration Reform</strong><br>Thursday afternoon the Senate passed an extensive <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/senate-passes-immigration-bill-693416/">immigration reform bill</a>. However, critics believe the bill could run into trouble in the Republican controlled House.&nbsp; This is the first major immigration reform since 1986 when Congress passed a bill giving potential amnesty to more than three million undocumented immigrants. What’s different this time and how will immigration reform change the country? We’ll talk with immigration attorney and former U.S. diplomat <strong>Kamana Mathur</strong>.&nbsp; Also taking part in the conversation will be immigration attorney <strong>Rohit Dharwadkar.</strong> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:53:43 +0000 Heather McClain 12225 at http://wesa.fm Friday June, 28th 2013 How Will Immigration Reform Change the Country? Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill http://wesa.fm/post/touring-historic-homes-observatory-hill <p>Observatory Hill is a neighborhood just past Pittsburgh’s North Shore, on the eastern rim of <a href="http://www.pittsburghparks.org/riverview">Riverview Park</a>. It’s named for its most prominent landmark, the <a href="http://www.pitt.edu/~aobsvtry/">Allegheny Observatory</a>, part of the University of Pittsburgh. Like many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, the area boasts a range of architectural home styles from the first half of the 20th century. Many have been beautifully restored. Each year, members of the <a href="http://www.observatoryhill.net/">Observatory Hill community</a> open their homes for a historic house tour. It's one of several in the city of Pittsburgh and serves as part community fundraiser, part history lesson and part renovation inspiration. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:35:56 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 10520 at http://wesa.fm Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill