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Special Episode: WESA Mayoral Debate
WESA and the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation hosted a debate with Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates.
State Providers Won't Distribute Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
On today's program: How federal and local officials share information could impact vaccinations, now that Pennsylvania providers have been instructed to halt administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until April 20; a change in the city’s census tract could impact how the Hill District gets federal assistance moving forward; and a local tech-worker union says Google isn’t meeting with them to finalize a contract.
Pa. Residents Asked To Apply To Redraw State’s Political Districts, Serve As Tie Breaker
On today's program: State lawmakers are considering candidates for the commission in charge of drawing new political district lines, a process that has previously been secretive; a lawyer representing 33 plaintiffs in a suit against the U.S. Department of Education explains why higher education institutions that accept federal funds shouldn’t be allowed religious exemptions, and one of the plaintiffs who attended college in Pennsylvania recounts his experience at Clarks Summit University.
New Executive Director Describes An 'Uphill Battle' To Get Pittsburgh Land Bank Running Smoothly
On today's program: The Pittsburgh Land Bank’s new executive director explains how, with consistent leadership, she hopes to more effectively serve communities and reduce blight in the city; the Pirates season opens today, only filling PNC Park to 25 percent capacity; and a local residency program is trying to make the music industry more equitable for Black musicians.
Despite 'Great Uncertainty,' Mayor & County Executive Look To 2021 For Recovery
On today's program: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald spoke about what the pandemic has revealed about the state of the city and county ahead of 2021.
‘This School Year Will Forever Have An Asterisk Next To The Date,’ Says Area Superintendent
On today's program: We catch up with three Pittsburgh-area superintendents we spoke with in August about how their districts have managed the pandemic; The Pittsburgh Promise has given out 10,000 scholarships, and the organization is looking at becoming more equitable during the pandemic; Experts answer how the U.S.’s international image impacts economics and how a fertilized egg becomes a human
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Gaslighting around the extremist threat
Please broaden your advertising for “studying extremism” at Pitt and CMU to include WHY we still have school shootings. It makes me sick that tons of money is now going into the “extremist threat” when that attack on the Capital was just a matter of Capital Police not doing their job. How much money do we have to spend on homeland security to simply get them to do their job? We spend trillions on all these boogey men home and abroad. Just stop promoting this culture, the media is supposed to call out the gaslighting corporate state.
Good content, poor audio
The WESA sound engineer needs to learn how to set the sound level on par with the rest of the podcasts out there. Needing to turn the volume up to listen, only to get blasted by whatever podcast is next. Easy fix.