Essential Pittsburgh
3:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Monday Rundown: Where Military Meets Community

Connecting the military world with other vital worlds of education, psychosocial support, housing, and employment.
Connecting the military world with other vital worlds of education, psychosocial support, housing, and employment.
Credit Georgia National Guard / Flickr

These topics air Monday June 16, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Checkpoint

Southwest Pennsylvania is home to 220,000 veterans, 97,000 alone living in Allegheny County. After returning from active duty, all veterans, whether injured or uninjured, are in need of resources such as employment, physical and mental healthcare, job training, and housing. Until recently, Pittsburgh-area veterans did not have a centralized, dedicated place to find these kinds of resources. We’ll meet Pittsburgher and Iraq War veteran Jared Souder, founder of Checkpoint a company dedicated to helping Veterans find the resources they need to help resume their lives as civilians.

WESA Celebrates - Miss Bertie, Miss Mary and Miss Dee

For over 10 years, Miss Bertie, Miss Mary and Miss Dee have been volunteering at the North Side Ministry Food Pantry. The ladies, all in their 80’s, are the profiled in this week’s edition of WESA celebrates.

Chuck Noll

Over the weekend, former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll died of natural causes at the age of 82. Noll coached the team for 23 seasons and transformed the Steelers from a long-standing joke to a championship dynasty, becoming the only coach to win four Super Bowls. Former Steelers linebacker Andy Russell joins us to remember Chuck Noll.

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