Wednesday Rundown: Franklin Regional Update, Financial Literacy 101 & A New Way to Divorce

Apr 8, 2014

When the honeymoon is over and it's time to part ways, more couples are looking for a win-win approach to divorce.
Credit Trevor Hurlbut / flickr

These topics air Wednesday April 9, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Update on Franklin Regional High School

20 people were injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville Wednesday morning. 90.5 WESA editor Kevin Gavin gives an update on the details of the attack.

Financial Literacy

April is financial literacy month and we'll preview an event dedicated to teaching high school and college students about managing their finances. We'll talk with Gene Natali, Senior Vice President at CS McKee and co-author of The Missing Semester, Pitt graduate Matt Sauers and Finance professor Jay Sukits about the advice they have for students to secure their financial futures. 

Conscious Uncoupling and Exploring a New Way to Divorce

If you follow celebrity news, last week you probably heard about Gwyneth Paltrow’s divorce from Cold Play musician Chris Martin. The news was especially notable because of a term they used to describe the breakup - “conscious uncoupling.” The phrase raised eyebrows in the relationship counseling and divorce industries, especially for our guest Paula Hopkins, a divorce attorney who specializes in collaborative law. With this approach, couples come to agreements on their divorce in a collaborative, non-adversarial manner. We'll talk about whether these two terms are one and the same, and how relationships can end amicably.