Ford Is The Latest Investor In Self-Driving Technology In Pittsburgh

Feb 17, 2017

The Confluence – where the news comes together is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program.

Each week reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist, and host, Kevin Gavin. They’ll go behind the headlines taking an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

This week's topics include Ford Motor Company  investing $1 billion into Pittsburgh company Argo AI. We'll discuss a reports recommendations for helping children in the juvenile justice system. Discover which politicians in the state took in the most PAC money in 2015-16 and another medical malpractice suit, regarding fungal infections, has been filed against UPMC.

Ford Investing in Self-Driving Technology

Another self-driving car could be coming to Pittsburgh, with Ford Motor Company which is investing $1 billion into Argo AI. We'll speak with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Ed Blazina and Pittsburgh Business Times reporter Tim Schooley about this latest development in self-driving technology and what it could mean for the city.

Improving the Juvenile Justice System

A report published earlier this week identifies ways Allegheny County could improve its juvenile justice system. Joining us to discuss the report are reporters Joyce Gannon of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Natasha Lindstrom of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Influence Industry

A look at the 10 state politicians who took in the most PAC money in the 2015-16 cycle is the cover story in this week’s issue of The Caucus. We’ll find out who received the most money with reporter Mike Wereschagin who wrote the story.

UPMC Mold Update

Another medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in connection with a patient dying of a fungal infection. This time the infection was contracted at UPMC Shadyside. We'll get an update on this newest development from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Ben Schmitt.

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