Essential Pittsburgh
1:19 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Friday Rundown: Looking Back at Pittsburgh News of 2013 & Being Thankful in 2014

From the Bucs to a big 'ol duck, looking back at what made news in 2013.
Credit Kelsey Diercks / Flickr

These topics air Friday December 20, 2013 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA, with special guest host Kevin Gavin.

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Top Local News Stories of 2013
The Pittsburgh region was impacted by many major news stories during 2013. From a breakthrough in the stalemate over funding for transportation infrastructure, to a police scandal and the election of a new mayor. We’ll get a perspective on the year’s top stories with WESA’s Senior News Editor Mark Nootbaar.

The Best of WESA’s 2013 Feature Reporting
Continuing our look at this year’s news stories, senior news editor Mark Nootbaar looks at the enterprising coverage done by the 90.5 WESA news team throughout the past year.

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Giving Thanks
From home prices to a low cost of living, as the year comes to a close we’ll speak with Pittsburgh Today editor Doug Heuck about some of the things the region should be thankful for in 2013.

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