Essential Pittsburgh
2:18 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Monday Rundown: A Vision for the August Wilson Center and Remembering Bill Nunn Jr.

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These topics air Monday May 12, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

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August Wilson Center Recovery Committee

Our guest, Executive Director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Janera Solomon, acknowledges there were missteps that led to the current state of affairs at the August Wilson Center. However, she is leading a group committed to achieving a vision for the center that will celebrate August Wilson, African American culture and the city. She joins us in studio to share her vision for the center’s future.

Remembering Bill Nunn, Jr.

Last week saw the passing of a Pittsburgh legend. Bill Nunn, Jr. was more than a sports reporter for The New Pittsburgh Courier. He was a pioneering journalist who, according to our guest, Pittsburgh Tribune reporter Andrew Conte, was instrumental in "breaking down racial barriers across sports and in American Life." 

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