Essential Pittsburgh
7:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Higher Ed Challenges in PA & Wellness in Communities of Color

Fresh produce at the East Liberty farmer's market
Fresh produce at the East Liberty farmer's market
Credit Heather McClain / 90.5WESA

These topics air Thursday March 6, 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.

PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan
Frank Brogan is Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system. He leads the organization as the state system faces declining enrollments, stagnant state support, and tuition issues. He joins us for a discussion of how he’s meeting these challenges.

Environmental and Reproductive Justice in Communities of Color
Thursday marks the beginning of the 6th annual Kinks, Locks & Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice conference. New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice coordinates the event and facilitates conversations focused on health, wellness, and the environment as they pertain to communities of color. LaTasha D. Mayes, Founder and Executive Director of New Voices Pittsburgh joins us to talk about the evolution of this conference and its connection to the community. We’ll also talk with Ashlee Davis, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights for the USDA, one of the guest speakers.

New Girl on Spring Training - Florida
Later this month, the call of “play ball” will be heard in ballparks around the country. Fans of the game who want an early look at the boys of summer may want to venture to Florida or Arizona for spring training. Here with travel suggestions is contributor Elaine Labalme.

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