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Dr. Karen Hacker
Meet the new director of the Allegheny County Health Department, Karen Hacker. She'll discuss programs targeting smoking, air & water quality, and whether the department has the resources it needs to enforce all the state and county regulations under its purview.
WESA Celebrates Al Condaluci
For more than 40 years, Al Condaluci has been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of disabled people in the Pittsburgh area. His awareness and dedication started first hand, with his cousin Carrie, who had Down Syndrome.
The Business of Knitting
Whether its mittens, afghans, sweaters, or bridges, knitting has made a comeback in recent years. Young and old are spinning yarns, and this week contributor Rebecca Harris, looks at the business of knitting.