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As part of a special collaborative series called Living in the Shadows, 90.5 WESA has recently been exploring the health care needs of refugees in Pittsburgh. Here are a handful of key things to know:
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Say hello to Callán, a Pittsburgh-based traditional Celtic folk ensemble. We chat with the band for this month's Art From the Ground Up segment.
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Kevin Acklin is the chief of staff for Pittsburgh’s Mayor-elect Bill Peduto. To get ready for his new position, Acklin has been brushing up on some political non-fiction. In this week's Speaking Volumes, we chat with Acklin about what he's been reading.
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Early education providers face a number of challenges – from gaining access to health care to paying for professional development. 90.5 WESA’s Larkin Page-Jacobs reports on how childcare workers are stretching their dollars and what’s missing on the state level.
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They call her The Blanket Lady. Responsible for bringing joy and comfort to traumatized children in hospitals and shelters, Barbara Sappie is the first in our new series of stories honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives. Read more and watch a video about Barbara as part of 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.
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According to a study published in the journal Human Biology, an immigrant’s risk of obesity and hypertension — indicators of diabetes — grow with every year they are here.
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People trying to get their GEDs face a host of barriers — economic, linguistic and social. Now they're facing a new set of challenges as Pennsylvania moves to a new GED testing system.
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If you’re strolling down Arch Avenue on the North Side, you’d be hard-pressed to miss it: a whimsical building with a 40-ft high mural of brilliant butterflies, ladybugs, dinosaurs and more. Meet the man behind "Randyland" in this week's installment of 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.
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Some memorials to homicide victims are made of flowers, candles and photographs. Others are built to last. In this first installment in an occasional series called How We Grieve, reporter Larkin Page-Jacobs explains how these more permanent memorials are an attempt to turn despair into something positive.
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Cyclists took to Pittsburgh's steepest hills on Saturday for the 31st annual Dirty Dozen competition. What's it look like? "It’s really a circus event," said race organizer Danny Chew.
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