The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Mon October 14, 2013
Tuesday Rundown: Pittsburgh's Hilltop Neighborhoods & An Unsung Hero
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Al Condeluci, the executive director of CLASS, the organization once known as United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), has been helping people with disabilities live independent lives for 40 years. This year he's being honored by the UCP as a community hero. We'll meet Al Condeluci and learn about his work.
The south hills neighborhoods believe they have a lot to attract newer residents. These assets include proximity to downtown and great views of the city. In addition they are working to change the public perception of their housing stock. We'll talk with Jason Kambitsis, executive director at Mount Washington Community Development Corporation and Aaron Sukenik, executive director of the Hilltop Alliance about how they're working to change the image of the hilltop neighborhoods.
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.
Business of Halloween
According to the magazine South Source, “Halloween has shifted into a celebration for adults looking for an escape from the everyday, and with this shift, the Halloween industry is booming.” One aspect of this booming business are haunted houses and maze tours at farms. Zoos are even recognizing the value of having Halloween themed events. Contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of Halloween Spooktaculers.