Middle Class http://wesa.fm en Do Pittsburgh Upward Mobility Rankings Ring True? http://wesa.fm/post/do-pittsburgh-upward-mobility-rankings-ring-true <p>On the heels of a popular<a href="http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/hendren/files/whitepaper_taxexpenditures_july13r6.pdf"> study</a> tracking social mobility in American cities, Pittsburgh's top tier ranking has been widely discussed.&nbsp; <strong>Stephen Herzenberg</strong>, economist and executive director of the <a href="http://keystoneresearch.org/publications/research/pa-regions-rank-high-study-upward-mobility">Keystone Research Center</a>, and University of Pittsburgh regional economist <strong>Chris Briem</strong> explain how Pittsburgh’s economic past has influenced our social standing today.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:20:41 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14456 at http://wesa.fm Do Pittsburgh Upward Mobility Rankings Ring True? The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh: A Public Dialogue http://wesa.fm/post/black-middle-class-experience-pittsburgh-public-dialogue <p>On Wednesday, March 20th 90.5 WESA’s daily public affairs program Essential Pittsburgh hosted a Public Forum on the Black Middle Class in Pittsburgh. Inspired by a <a href="http://www.pittsburghquarterly.com/index.php/Regional-Indicators/african-americans-in-pittsburgh-the-newcomer-experience.html">Pittsburgh Quarterly article</a> by journalist Ben Schmitt, the forum addressed the history and current experiences of the Black middle class in Pittsburgh. Listen to our broadcast of the forum and leave a message at 412-256-8783 letting us know what you think!</p><p><em>Taking part in the discussion: journalist <strong>Ben Schmitt</strong>,&nbsp;President and CEO of the <a href="http://ulpgh.org/">Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh </a></em><em><strong>Esther Bush,</strong></em><em> Pittsburgh City Councilman <strong><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district6/welcome">R. Daniel Lavelle</a></strong> and <strong>Candi Castleberry-Singleton</strong>, Chief <a href="http://www.upmc.com/media/experts/pages/candi-castleberry-singleton.aspx">Inclusion &amp; Diversity</a> Officer (CIDO) at UPMC</em> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:57:08 +0000 Heather McClain 7165 at http://wesa.fm The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh: A Public Dialogue