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The Confluence

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Government
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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

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
0
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.
Cover image of The Confluence

The Confluence

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Accountability Is Good For Charters, Propel CEO Says

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On today's program: Propel charter schools are prioritizing early learning benchmarks; fires in the Amazon rainforest are diminishing migratory bird habitats; a lot of Pittsburghers think they live in the Midwest; and local universities want to register more student voters ahead of the 2020 elections.
Sep 05 2019
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Rank #2: Steel History Or Tech Future: Does Pittsburgh Have—Or Need—A Brand?

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On today's program: How Pittsburgh's community gardens embody neighborhood flair; what it means to study osteopathic medicine; how the city's micromobility priorities are evolving; what the Allegheny Conference is considering to re-brand Pittsburgh; and why Allegheny County has few options to replace voting machines ahead of the 2020 election.
Sep 03 2019
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Rank #3: School Bomb, Shooting Threats Are Up Since El Paso & Dayton

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On today's program: Bomb and shooting threats are up in schools nationwide, even in Pittsburgh; the Clean Air Council is taking the Clairton Coke Works to court; and a new program helps prepare African American leaders for future corporate success.
Aug 27 2019
39 mins
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Rank #4: Riverhounds Expand With Land Buy & New Training Facility

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On today’s program: Soccer attendance is on the rise in Pittsburgh, likely thanks to the U.S. Women's team; PFAS chemicals were discovered near Pittsburgh International; a poet reckons with her multi-racial identity; and Shady Side Academy teens reflect on their student Emmy Award nomination.
Aug 15 2019
39 mins
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Rank #5: Pitt Provost Says Pell Grant Match Program Helps School Cast Wider Net

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On today's program: Provost Ann Cudd says Pitt’s Pell match will make the school more competitive; Pittsburgh remembers Mac Miller one year after his death; local police want to diversify their ranks; an anthology of art that uniquely reflects Pittsburgh; and the Steelers start their regular season against New England.
Sep 07 2019
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Rank #6: How Arts & Lectures Sets A Mood With Its Annual Author Series

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On today's program: What it takes to find balance for Pittsburgh's reading and listening pleasure; how the Allegheny County Jail educates the minors in its charge; impeachment talks are dividing the activists who helped propel Conor Lamb to victory; a look at the opioid epidemic tracks with previous substance use plagues; and a starter list of Pittsburgh must-sees.
Aug 30 2019
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Rank #7: IUP Digs Into Blairsville, Find Artifacts 8K Years Old

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On today's program: Parishoners call for change in the Pittsburgh Diocese; Lancaster is one of Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing counties, in part because of Amish population growth; local archaeologists find evidence of a community 8,000 years old; and RMU's price match program expands beyond the Pittsburgh area.
Aug 28 2019
39 mins
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Rank #8: Inclusivity Is Easy, ReelAbilities Filmmakers Say—You Just Have To Try

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On today's program: Gov. Tom Wolf hopes his recent executive orders lead to chamber-debated legislation; a reform commission suggests creating a new team to redraw PA's congressional map in 2020; Pittsburgh's Shakespeare in the Park presents a brand new take on the story of Caesar; and a film festival spotlights the work and stories of people with different abilities.
Sep 04 2019
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Rank #9: Editor Says Closeness To The Community Will Carry The New Pittsburgh Courier

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On today's program: Black newspapers can weather shifts in community news; parents worry about a controversial herbicide being used on school property; some Tree of Life congregants disagree with a death penalty for Robert Bowers; the nation's largest Amish settlement is being encroached on by development; Amazon partners with the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance; and NPR's David Greene hopes the Steelers can overcome a distraction-filled postseason.
Aug 29 2019
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