Essential Pittsburgh
9:40 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Breaking Down the Gubernatorial Debate

The PA capitol building in Harrisburg
The PA capitol building in Harrisburg
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These topics air Tuesday May 13, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Highway Construction

Negotiating the roads around Pittsburgh isn’t easy but, PennDot is asking for citizen input regarding the Parkway East (I-376). Joining us to address the results of an online survey and traffic evaluations, about the future of this stretch of the parkway is PennDOT Dist. 11 Executive, Dan Cessna. He’ll also fill us in on upcoming road construction projects that could cause delays.

Gubernatorial Debate

The remaining Democratic candidates for governor; state treasurer Rob McCord, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Katie McGinty and front-runner Tom Wolf are taking part in their final debate. The primary election is a week from Tuesday. We'll talk with capitol correspondent Mary Wilson who covered the debate.

WESA Celebrates - University of Pittsburgh's Keep It Real Program 

Many of the students at the University of Pittsburgh’s “Keep It Real” program manage to make time volunteering to help Somali Bantu refugees. This week WESA Celebrates profiles the program in which students tutor and mentor Somali Bantu refugees throughout the Pittsburgh area.

National Small Business Week

According to the Small Business Association more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, which creates two out of every three new jobs in the United States each year. This week contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the impact of small businesses. 

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