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From Steel City to Roboburgh, President Obama Talks Jobs
90.5 WESA reporter Liz Reid fills us in on President Obama and Vice President Biden's visit to the region this week.
Charged As An Adult
Alex Hribal, the 16 year-old student apprehended during a stabbing rampage at his high school last week, was charged as an adult. What is the history behind this decision? How did the idea manifest itself in practical terms? We'll pose these questions and more to our legal expert, Pitt Law Professor David Harris.
Black Friday for Indie Record Stores
National Record Store Day was created to bring back the social experience of record shopping. Pittsburgh happens to have a unique culture for collectors. The owners of some of Pittsburgh’s most popular independent record stores, 720 Records in Lawrenceville, Sound Cat in Bloomfield and Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill, talk about vinyl culture in the Steel City.
Spring Break Getaways
A little madness in the spring is wholesome …even for the King, wrote Emily Dickinson. What better way to quell the madness caused by Spring fever than with a getaway? Travel contributor Elaine Labalme joins us this week with suggestions for Spring Break excursions.