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The Confluence

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Rank #137 in Government category

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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.

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Good content, poor audio

By GBizzle065 - Dec 18 2018
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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.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
2
0
1
1

Good content, poor audio

By GBizzle065 - Dec 18 2018
Read more
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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The Confluence

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Takeaways From The State Of The Union And The State Of PA

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On today's program: What Pennsylvanians should know after the State of the Union; one local business thrives in the film economy; takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 budget, and how Republicans are reacting; and a remembrance of TV personality Quentin Crisp.

Feb 05 2020

39mins

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Rank #2: Bookish In The Burgh Embraces Its Inner Nerd

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On today's program: A festival hopes to spark a lifelong love of reading; how rain contributes to barge accidents in the Ohio River watershed; flu season is still upon us, but the state and local data are confusing; a rock icon is staging a collaboration with Pittsburgh’s Mendelssohn Choir; dinosaurs are taking over the convention center this weekend; and what to expect from 90.5 WESA’s latest podcast.

Feb 06 2020

39mins

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Rank #3: New Biography Memorializes Mayor Sophie Masloff

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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.

Feb 10 2020

38mins

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Rank #4: Presenting 'Pittsburgh Explainer' With Liz Reid

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Life is busy, and it can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why 90.5 WESA is launching a new podcast called Pittsburgh Explainer. Every Friday morning, we’ll bring you the biggest news stories of the week in 20 minutes. Hosted by WESA editor Liz Reid, you’ll hear from the reporters who cover politics, education, tech, health, arts and more, and get the real stories behind the headlines. It’s the news you need, in the time you have. Pittsburgh Explainer launches Feb. 7.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #5: Celebrating Black Bodies In The Tradition Of American Dance

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On today's program: Point Park University celebrates black dancers; Gov. Wolf’s ambitious carbon goals don’t really square up with pushing for a boom in petrochemicals; agriculture is a major industry in Pennsylvania, but it faces serious challenges; and Airbnb is changing the hospitality game in Pittsburgh.

Feb 04 2020

39mins

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Rank #6: Africana Studies Can 'Correct The Lens' Through Which We Study History

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On today's program: GOP leadership is changing in Harrisburg; some U.S. waterways might lose federal protection; a new report reveals companies did not report hospitalizations of those with intellectual disabilities; and Pitt’s Department of Africana Studies celebrates 50 years.

Jan 27 2020

38mins

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Rank #7: Freshman Democratic Sen. Katie Muth On The 'Transactional Morality' Of Harrisburg

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On today's program: Efforts to crack down on sexual harassment in state government have stalled; a local incubator is supporting Hispanic businesses; student reporters investigate barriers to unionization at Pitt; rural hospitals are at risk of closing; and with the rules finalized, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to begin.

Jan 22 2020

39mins

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Rank #8: White House Reporters Walk A Fine Line To Find The Truth

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On today's program: A White House correspondent shares tales from the road; what we’ve learned from five years of local coal mining data; a sportsbook expert estimates just how involved Pennsylvanians will be ahead of Super Bowl LIV; and how Pittsburgh plans to celebrate the Chinese New Year as the threat of disease plagues provinces abroad.

Jan 23 2020

39mins

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