Essential Pittsburgh
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Mon August 25, 2014

Monday Rundown: Setting Students Up For Success From Start to Finish

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These topics air Monday August 25, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Ready Freddy

New kindergarten students at ten Pittsburgh Public Schools will be welcomed on the first day of school by groups of parents and supportive volunteers as well as the "Ready Freddy" green frog mascot, the symbol of the program developed by Pitt's Office of Child Development that helps make the first day of kindergarten easier for little ones. Ken Smythe-Leistico, assistant director of Pitt's Office of Child Development joins us in studio to talk about the program.

Head of the Class: How to Set Yourself Up for Post Graduate Success 

How can students set themselves up for jobs, internships, fellowships and service opportunities after graduation? We’ll pose that question to independent career consultant Sasha King in this month’s installment of On the Job.

Nittany Lions in Ireland

The Penn State football team is playing its first international game this Saturday when the Nittany Lions take on the University of Central Florida. The clash takes place at Croke Park, the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association in central Dublin. John Affleck, Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State's College of Communications is leading a group of students who are already in Ireland ahead of the team. He joins us for a preview.

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