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Essential Pittsburgh is a locally produced program from 90.5 WESA dedicated to developing an ongoing exploration of issues affecting Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, as well as featuring community leaders and newsmakers in the arts, sciences, technology, business, healthcare, government and education.More from 90.5 WESA: Essential Pittsburgh »

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Journalism Remains A Passion Pursuit For PPU Students (And Its Newest Director)

Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigative reporter Andrew Conte knows newspapers. The industry is not dying, he said. As the new director of the...

NPR's Kelly McEvers On Going 'Really, Really, Really Deep' Into Stories For 'Embedded' Podcast

All Things Considered host Kelly McEvers joins us to discuss her NPR podcast, Embedded. The program takes a story from the news, and takes a deeper look...

NPR's Kelly McEvers On Going 'Really, Really, Really Deep' Into Stories For 'Embedded' Podcast

Credibility Will Be Paramount Element Of Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Earlier this week, a Pennsylvania judge determined that comedian Bill Cosby would stand trial for an alleged sexual assault that took place in 2004. The...

Author And Assault Survivor Recounts Ordeal In 'Jane Doe January'

In January of 1992, Carnegie Mellon University student Emily Winslow left her Shadyside apartment to get change for a dollar to do her laundry. She was...

Socialize Right Program Teaches Students How To Be Safe Online

It seems a week doesn't go by without a celebrity, athlete or politician posting something controversial on Facebook or Twitter. With more young people...

'The Alicia Project' Works To Raise Awareness Of Internet Predators

Alicia Kozakiewicz recently spoke with seventh and eighth graders at Propel Schools about internet safety and being cautious online. The Alicia Project,...

Sip Tea And Contemplate Mortality At Death Cafe Pittsburgh

"Death Cafés" have popped up in cities across the globe with a mission to engage in open dialogue about death and how death influences life, all while...

Fallen Marine Motorcyle Run Founder Honored At Veterans Leadership Program Annual Tribute

United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joe Wadlow is the founder of the Fallen Marine Motorcycle Run. He's also one of the honorees at this year's...

Fallen Marine Motorcyle Run Founder Honored At Veterans Leadership Program Annual Tribute

Group Envisions 'A Pittsburgh That Works For Working People'

Affordable housing, transportation, civil rights, jobs and economic development were among the recommendations shared by the Center on Wisconsin...

Acquitted Charges In Freddie Gray Verdict Reflect Prosecution's Ongoing Difficulty Proving Fault

A Baltimore judge cleared Edward Nero, the second of six police officers to stand trial in the Freddie Gray case, of all charges on Monday. Gray...

Acquitted Charges In Freddie Gray Verdict Reflect Prosecution's Ongoing Difficulty Proving Fault
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