Here at 90.5 WESA there are three people who work specifically on Essential Pittsburgh. In addition to host Paul Guggenheimer, there's producer Marcus Charleston and assistant producer Heather McClain.
For this special edition of the program, we offer excerpts from just a few of our choice interviews out of the hundreds we aired in 2013.
There's a compelling conversation on the death penalty with Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking," a discussion of what it's like aging out of the foster care system and a tale of two classic movie theaters.
Listen to some of our favorites, and let us know about some of your favorites from 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org.