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The Confluence is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more at wesa.fm.

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The Confluence is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more at wesa.fm.

    Port Of Pittsburgh Seeks More Federal Funding For Local Locks And Dams

    Port Of Pittsburgh Seeks More Federal Funding For Local Locks And Dams

    On today's program: The Port of Pittsburgh needs more funding for repairs on all three city rivers; a cafe in Reading has become home to that community’s Latinx population; Allegheny County Council considers a police review board; and a touring collection of African American art lands at The Westmoreland.

    • 39 min
    URA Promises To Hear Residents' Concerns

    URA Promises To Hear Residents' Concerns

    On today's program: community residents have questions about big development in their neighborhoods; a jury has acquitted a man charged in connection with a 2016 mass shooting in Wilkinsburg; poverty has created a new type of swing voter; mild winters are bad news for ice fishers; and a Pittsburgh original makes a comeback to candy aisles.

    • 37 min
    Betty Cruz Joins World Affairs Council Of Pittsburgh

    Betty Cruz Joins World Affairs Council Of Pittsburgh

    On today's program: Community advocate Betty Cruz joins the World Affairs Council; lessons from an Ohio cracker could inform how environmentalists see the Beaver County cracker; PA’s educator of the year is a North Hills history teacher; a local nonprofit collects donations to fight the coronavirus; and the Holocaust Center celebrates the local Jewish immigrant experience.

    • 38 min
    PA Votes April 28. Is Allegheny County Ready?

    PA Votes April 28. Is Allegheny County Ready?

    On today's program: The Allegheny County Executive and FBI Pittsburgh weigh in on local election security; the origin of two architectural marvels in Homewood and Larimer; a journalist recalls the forced migration of 2,000 minority residents nearly 100 years ago; and why firefly species could be in danger.

    • 38 min
    Systemic Racism And Bias In Pittsburgh Media

    Systemic Racism And Bias In Pittsburgh Media

    On today's program: How overwhelmingly white Pittsburgh media outlets cover black lives; day-to-day concerns of rural Americans aren’t being addressed in campaign stump speeches; the Wilkinsburg murder trial moves into deliberations; and VA Pittsburgh wants more veterans to try digital health care benefits.

    • 39 min
    New Biography Memorializes Mayor Sophie Masloff

    New Biography Memorializes Mayor Sophie Masloff

    On today's program: A celebration of the life and big personality of the late Sophie Masloff; how ‘cancel culture’ is affecting two Trump voters in Schuylkill County; what to expect when Pittsburgh police make their 2020 'Cops' debut tonight; and how the Carnegie Science Center adapts its programming for people on the Autism spectrum.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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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.

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