Essential Pittsburgh
1:07 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Repelling Old Notions of Addiction

Participants in the Shatterproof repelling challenge raise money to fight drug and alcohol addiction.
Participants in the Shatterproof repelling challenge raise money to fight drug and alcohol addiction.
Credit Shatterproof Challenge

These topics air Tuesday June 24, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Potential Fallout for Corbett on Sandusky Scandal?

The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a report Monday regarding Tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation when he was Attorney General. Patriot News opinions editor John Micek joins us to talk about how the findings of Kane's office could impact Governor Corbett's chances of re-election.

Shatterproof

More than twenty-two million Americans struggle with alcohol and drug addiction on a daily basis. When his son lost his battle with addiction, our guest Gary Mendell created the organization Shatterproof. He joins us for a conversation about treating addiction, overcoming its stigmas and the upcoming Shatterproof Challenge taking place Wednesday in downtown Pittsburgh.

WESA Celebrates – Jamie Holmes

Born with a rare disorder, doctors did not have a good prognosis for Jamie Holmes. Jamie survived — and thrived — although she averages two major operations a year, she has devoted her young life to helping others suffering from serious medical trauma. Jamie Holmes is the profile subject of this week’s WESA Celebrates.

The Business of Soccer

In case you haven’t heard. The World Cup taking place down in Brazil. It’s a great opportunity for companies looking to get their brand in front of a global market. This week contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of soccer.

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