The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Thu October 17, 2013
Thursday Rundown: The Metropolitan Revolution-Keeping the Regional Economy Afloat
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Could Big Oil Be Coming to Beaver County?
Petrochemical plants are a familiar sight along the Gulf Coast, but not in this part of the country. However, that could change. There are possible plans for Shell Oil Company to build a large chemical plant in Beaver County. Reid Frazier, reporter for the Allegheny Front, joins us to discuss what this could mean for the region.
Carnegie Mellon University and the American Institute of Architects is holding the Remaking Cities Congress. We'll talk with one of the guest speakers Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute who is co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy. He says Pittsburgh is in an "enviable positions" to thrive even as federal and state government support falters.
Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh - Tim Cook
Pittsburgh's Saxifrage School is an experiment in higher education, rethinking the concept of college to emphasize purposeful learning and meaningful work. Founding Director Tim Cook talks with 90.5 WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson about his reading selections, which reflect the schools mission.
Fall Wine Tours
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou singing beside me in the wilderness. While we may not be venturing into the wilderness our intrepid travel contributor Elaine Labalme is taking us to places where a jug of wine, a loaf of bread and possibly some cheese are the order of the day. While there’s never a bad time to visit a winery harvest time is especially appealing. Elaine offers suggestions on wineries to visit.