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8:17 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Friday Rundown: Writer in Exile, Small Cities United, & Dining News

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These topics air Friday March 7, 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.

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7:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Higher Ed Challenges in PA & Wellness in Communities of Color

Fresh produce at the East Liberty farmer's market
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These topics air Thursday March 6, 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.

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9:58 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Jack is Back, Tim Green on The New Kid, & An American Odyssey

Gubernatorial candidate Jack Wagner
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These topics air Wednesday March 5, 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.

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7:10 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: How's Our Region Doing? And a Tribute to Porky Chedwick

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These topics air Tuesday March 3, 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.

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8:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Monday Rundown: Local Talks on Palestine & Israel, Rare Gulls, and Symptoms of Climate Change

A rare sight. Gulls (not considered seagulls in this case) have chosen the North Shore as a temporary home.
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These topics air Monday March 3, 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.

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5:41 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Friday Rundown: The Millennial Generation in Pittsburgh

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This program airs Friday February 28, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

As the bulk of Pittsburgh's Baby Boomer population begins to retire, what does our future workforce and economy look like? What are the political issues that will be most important to our communities? And how will they be addressed by the next generation? Listen to an hour long broadcast devoted to the influence of the Millennial generation in Pittsburgh.

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9:41 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Digital Freedom and Freedom of Choice in Food

What does the future hold for our global communication?
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These topics air Thursday February 27, 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.

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8:23 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Police Chief Harper Sentenced & Deterring Corruption

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These topics air Wednesday February 26, 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.

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11:15 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Energy Policy for the Rational Middle & Asphalt on Demand

Asphalt mixture from a Road Mixer truck
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These topics air Tuesday February 25, 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.

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6:24 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Monday Rundown: Mayor Peduto's Administration & Vision for Pittsburgh

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These topics air Monday February 24, 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.

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7:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Friday Rundown: Reducing the Prison Population in PA, The Oscars, & The Opera

What's being done to reduce the prison population in PA?
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These topics air Friday February 20, 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.

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8:48 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McCord, and Overcoming Winter Doldrums

Rob McCord is PA State Treasurer and running for Governor
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These topics air Thursday February 20, 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.

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8:52 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Oil & Gas in Western PA, Fort Pitt Block House, and Classes in Curling

The Fort Pitt Block House turns 250 years old this year
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These topics air Wednesday February 19, 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.

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8:12 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: The Big Media Merger, The Chair, and The Business of Winter

The future of media access in an era of media giants
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These topics air Tuesday February 18, 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.

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8:02 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Monday Rundown: Following the Footsteps of U.S. Presidents in Pennsylvania

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These topics air Monday February 17, 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.

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10:21 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Friday Rundown: The Many Complexities of Love

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These topics air Friday February 13, 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.

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6:53 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Groundbreaking Comics, Gas Well Fire Update & Presidential Homes

Torchy Brown, created by Jackie Ormes was the first independent African-American woman featured in a nationally syndicated comic strip.
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These topics air Thursday February 13, 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.

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10:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Neighborhood Partners, Owning PA History & Writing for Children

View of Allegheny General Hospital and surrounding neighborhoods from Frank Curto Park along Bigelow Blvd.
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These topics air Wednesday February 12, 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.

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10:12 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Pittsburgh's Olympic History and Climate Change & National Security

A demolished home in Union Beach, NJ after Hurricane Sandy. Find out why climate change could be as much of a threat to national security as terrorism.
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These topics air Tuesday February 11, 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.

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6:45 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Monday Rundown: State of the Reunion & Protecting the Disabled

Al Letson, host of State of the Reunion
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These topics air Monday February 10, 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.

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10:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Friday Rundown: Patching Pittsburgh Streets, Endangered Buildings & A Beatles Milestone

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These topics air Friday February 7, 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.

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9:30 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Rallying Around the August Wilson Center & the Hebrew Mamita

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, in Downtown Pittsburgh
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These topics air Thursday February 6, 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.

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10:14 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Wednesday Rundown: Corbett's Budget Plan and House Calls for the Homeless

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These topics air Wednesday February 5, 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.

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7:44 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: POLITICO Spotlights Pittsburgh & How Stigma Affects Addiction

Snake robot at CMU's Robotics Institute. POLITICO has set its sights on Pittsburgh thanks to its robotics industry.
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These topics air Tuesday February 4, 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.

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6:55 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Monday Rundown: Killer Heroin, Open Data & the Business of War

Public Works employees filling potholes on the South Side. Open Data could give citizens real time info about hazardous streets and when they'll be fixed.
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These topics air Monday February 3, 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.

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