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The latest news and headlines from the 90.5 WESA newsroom.






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Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting from 9 to 5 Business District to Full-Fledged

By Deanna Garcia Tuesday, March 12, 2013 It’s often said Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are the bustling neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill, the struggling neighborhood of Homewood, and the transitioning neighborhoods in between. Then there’s a shadow neighborhood. Some people call it the Golden Triangle, some call it the business district, and others call ithome.

Duration: 00:04:49

New Oakland Career Center Opens Doors

By Charlee Song Tuesday, March 12, 2013 A once shuttered building in Oakland has been given new life as a place that residents can go if they are looking to launch a career or improve on the one they alreadyhave.

Duration: 00:00:40

Sen. Brewster Wants $$$s for SW PA Transportation Projects

By Emily Farah Monday, March 11, 2013 One state senator is optimistic about asking for Mon-Fayette Expressway and mass transit funding in the Corbett administration’s transportationpackage.

Duration: 00:00:41

Policy Group Tells State to Evaluate Subsidizing AMTRAK

By Emily Farah Monday, March 11, 2013 B.B. King sang “Hold that Train” but a conservative public policy group is urging state officials to hold off funding—at least for now—for a train route between Pittsburgh andHarrisburg.

Duration: 00:00:39

CCAC Program Aims to Turn Credits into Credentials

By Emily Farah Monday, March 11, 2013 The Commit to Complete program targets students with a good amount of college credits, but who have not indicated which degree they want to earn. CCAC said when employers ask about education, it’s better to cite a degree over completed collegecourses.

Duration: 00:00:33

Senator Casey Takes on Bullying, Applauds Efforts of Pittsburgh Mifflin K-8

By Deanna Garcia Friday, March 8, 2013 US Senator Bob Casey used a sixth grade classroom as a backdrop Friday to talk about bullying. He praised students, teachers and parents at Pittsburgh Mifflin preK-8 School who have implemented an aggressive anti-bullyingcampaign.

Duration: 00:00:35

Flat State Funding for PA Community Colleges Could Jeopardize Accessibility

By Deanna Garcia Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Community College presidents from around the commonwealth are making the case for increased funding. Under Governor Tom Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget proposal, community colleges would receive no additional funding over lastyear.

Duration: 00:00:38