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Katie McGinty is scheduled to be the first of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates to go on air with a statewide advertisement. As a former State Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection how does she plan to solve some of the environmental issues facing Pennsylvania? She joins us to answer that question and discuss her views on gay marriage, Marcellus shale, and taxes.
Western PA's Olympic Bobsledder
A Beaver County native is heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Lauryn Williams of Rochester, a borough about 25 miles from Pittsburgh, has made the U.S. women's bobsled team as one of the push athletes. Although she is a first-time Winter Olympian, Ms. Williams is a 3-time Summer Olympian, having helped the U.S. win a gold medal in the 400-meter relay at the London games in 2012. She joins us from Germany to discuss her preparations from Sochi.
WESA Celebrates Emmai Alaquiva
This week WESA Celebrates Emmai Alaquiva, an award-winning music producer and entrepreneur, who has parlayed his accomplishments into mentoring kids through hip hop music.
The Business of Super Bowl Sunday
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a big football game this weekend. However, the big winners may not only be the team that walks away with the Lombardi trophy. This week contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of Super Bowl Sunday.