Essential Pittsburgh
5:41 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Is Larimer The East End's Next Success Story?

Larimer Community Garden at the Village Green on Larimer Avenue
Credit Larimer Consensus Group / Wordpress

These topics air Thursday July 10, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Budget Battle

How will Governor Corbett’s reluctance to sign the $29 billion state spending plan impact the state and his reelection bid? The Senate returned to the capitol this week to handle budget-related legislation covering a slew of topics. Corbett says he won't sign a budget that does not include a pension overhaul. Penn Live’s John Micek joins us for a discussion of the latest developments.

Rebuilding Larimer

Could the awarding of a $30 million dollar grant allow Larimer to be the East End’s next success story? We’ll pose that question to Malik Bankston, executive director of the Kingsley Association. He joins us in Studio A to address how this grant will be used to revitalize the community.

TV Dump

In 2010 a statewide ban was passed as part of the Covered Device Recycling Act. It called for E-Waste to be taken to approved recycling drop-off sites. However, discarded televisions are showing up curbside around the city. Justin Stockdale, western regional director of the PA Resources Council joins us to discuss the proper methods of getting rid of old televisions.

Southern Charm

It’s the oldest city in Georgia and was once the state capital. We’re talking about Savannah. The city draws a number of tourists who come to look at its architecture and historic sites. One recent visitor was our very own travel contributor Elaine Labalme. This week she tells us about the charms and southern comfort to be found in Savannah.

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