Uber Vehicles Return To City Streets After A Temporary Suspension

Mar 31, 2017

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program.

Each week reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist and host Kevin Gavin to take an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

This week's topics include possible solutions to dealing with lead in our environment, as part of 90.5 WESA's Hidden Poison series. We'll also speak with reporters about the diversity of Pittsburgh's news coverage and the return of Uber vehicles to Pittsburgh streets after a temporary suspension of operations, following an accident in Arizona.

Lead Solutions

For two weeks, 90.5 WESA has partnered with the Allegheny Front, Keystone Crossroads and PublicSource for its Hidden Poison series, looking into the problems caused by lead found in our environment, from drinking water to paint. Joining us to discuss possible solutions to the lead problem are Allegheny Front reporter Kara Holsopple and Keystone Crossroads reporter Margaret J. Krauss.

Covering Diverse Communities

When it comes to diversity in coverage of news stories, how is Pittsburgh stacking up? We're posing that question to Tory Parrish, reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, who's also the president of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. Also taking part in the discussion is Halle Stockton, managing editor of our content partner PublicSource.

Uber Update

A crash in Tempe, Ariz. temporarily suspended the presence of Uber's self-driving cars from city streets. We'll discuss what happened, if any policy changes came as a result and what this means going forward with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Daniel Moore and Pittsburgh City Paper reporter Ryan Deto.

Past editions of The Confluence can be heard here.