Presidential Polling In The Swing States And Striking Musicians

Oct 7, 2016

The Confluence – where the news comes together is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program.

Each week reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist, and host, Kevin Gavin. They’ll go behind the headlines taking an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

This week’s topics include:

We'll look at the latest presidential race polls as well as Pennsylvania and Ohio's status as swing states in the election. We'll also have the latest on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians strike. Later in the program we'll discuss some of the city's top news stories of the past week. 

Poll Dancing

The latest polls are showing  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump. Pennsylvania’s role as a swing state in the election is still crucial to the outcome of the election. Joining us to discuss the latest polls are reporter Tom Fontaine from the Tribune Review and Katie Meyer, state capitol bureau chief for WITF.   We’ll also check in with our swing state neighbor to the west – Ohio. ML Schultze, digital editor and political reporter for WKSU fills us in on how the election is playing out in the buckeye state.

Unfinished Symphony....Schedule

Heinz Hall has not been alive with the sounds of music. At least, not from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Last week the musicians went on strike for the first time in decades. Post-Gazette reporter Elizabeth Bloom and The Incline’s Sarah Anne Hughes have been covering the story.

Pittsburgh News Briefs

From crime reports to a study on floodgates as well as marking the 10th anniversary of the city’s 311 system. We’ll get a quick take on some of Pittsburgh’s top news stories this week with Charlie Deitch, editor of the Pittsburgh City Paper and freelance reporter Kim Lyons.

More segments of  The Confluence can be heard here.