Essential Pittsburgh
11:15 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Energy Policy for the Rational Middle & Asphalt on Demand

Asphalt mixture from a Road Mixer truck
Asphalt mixture from a Road Mixer truck
Credit Roadmixer / website

These topics air Tuesday February 25, 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.


The Rational Middle
How do you create compromise when it comes to the divisive issue of energy and sustainability? We'll discuss that question with Gregory Kallenberg, Creator of the Rational Middle Energy Series, which is making a stop in Pittsburgh this week.

Pothole Patcher
A Pennsylvania company may have invented the machine we’ve been dreaming of, to repair our potholed roadways. Road Mixer is an asphalt plant mounted on a truck and could be a quick solution to fixing our streets. So why isn’t the city of Pittsburgh using it? We’ll pose that question to Darren Geesamen, project manager for the Road Mixer company.

WESA Celebrates - Ray Leonard
Ray Leonard is more than a hairstylist. He’s a compassionate soul who helps women going through chemotherapy. He styles wigs to match the character of the women experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatments. He’s profiled this week in WESA Celebrates.

The Business of Gluten Free Products
One of the newest food trends in recent years is an increase in gluten-free products. From grocers' shelves to bakeries, you're finding them everywhere. Contributor Rebecca Harris looks at gluten free products in this week's business segment.

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