Essential Pittsburgh
8:11 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Friday Rundown: Art Against Violence, Innovation in Law & John Davidson in Wicked

Pittsburgh native John Davidson comes to Pittsburgh as the Wizard in the touring version of the musical Wicked.
Pittsburgh native John Davidson comes to Pittsburgh as the Wizard in the touring version of the musical Wicked.
Credit Joan Marcus / JohnDavidson.com

These topics air Friday January 17, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Dealing with the Aftermath
In the wake of a tragedy, how do we make sense of what’s taken place? We’ll pose that question to Professor Steve Gorelick of Hunter College. His focus is on violence in the media and the way it affects our daily lives. He’s coming to Pittsburgh as part of the School for Contemporary Craft’s ENOUGH: Artists Speak Out programming.

Innovation Esq
As our technology evolves and the economy becomes increasingly entrepreneurial, the role of the lawyer and law school is changing. Stephanie Dangel, Executive Director of the Innovation Practice Institute says with the changing economy, 40% of lawyers are not currently practicing law, and 30% of students in law school do not intend to be lawyers. She joins us along with IPI Faculty Director Michael Madison to talk about how the practice of law is changing with the entrepreneurial economy.

John Davidson
Many 1970s TV viewers remember John Davidson as a game show emcee, or as one of the guest hosts who used to fill in for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. But Mr. Davidson got his start in showbiz on Broadway in the early 1960s. And now after many years of making a name for himself on the small screen, he's back on stage playing the part of the Wizard in Wicked. He drops by studio A for a live conversation.
 

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