Essential Pittsburgh
8:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Monday Rundown: Local Talks on Palestine & Israel, Rare Gulls, and Symptoms of Climate Change

A rare sight. Gulls (not considered seagulls in this case) have chosen the North Shore as a temporary home.
A rare sight. Gulls (not considered seagulls in this case) have chosen the North Shore as a temporary home.
Credit Heather McClain / 90.5 WESA

These topics air Monday March 3, 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.

The Two-State Solution
Town hall meetings in support of a two-state solution in Israel and the Palestinian Territory are being held across America. J Street Pittsburgh, working in conjunction with the grassroots organization OneVoice, will host the local event. Joining us to explain how they’re building grassroots support for a two-state solution are Obada Shtaya, of  OneVoice Palestine and Mattan Peretz of OneVoice Israel.

Seagulls in Pittsburgh?
People are gathering nightly to watch thousands of gulls, some from the arctic, that are congregating on the Allegheny River, not far from Heinz Field. Bob Mulvihill of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, calls it an uncommon sight and joins us to explain why it's happening.    

Chronicling Climate Change
Next week, the Allegheny Front radio program will begin Climate Chronicles, a yearlong series about the impacts of climate change on our region. Reporter Julie Grant starts with a look at the biggest movement of snowy owls in 50 years and joins us to talk about the many ways they will be looking at climate change throughout the year.

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