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Over the years in the Mon Valley communities of Donora, Monessen and Monongahela, populations have been on the decline, while crime has increased. Reporter Megan Guza of the Point Park News Service explores what that's meant for residents:
The roads into Donora were built for traffic.The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and
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People often think of the library as a place to sit quietly while reading or studying. But the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is challenging that stereotype by turning the library into a creative hub for teens.
People often think of the library as a place to sit quietly while reading or studying. But the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is challenging that
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Have World Cup fever? Here's what to know about today's game between Team USA and Ghana.
So, a friend has invited you over for a World Cup watching party on Monday when Team USA faces Ghana. Seems like a cool idea, but, truth is, you onl
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Technology from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute spin-off Platypus LLC has gone where no man has gone before.
Technology from Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute spin-off Platypus LLC has gone where no man has gone before. Small, autonomous airboats were
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For decades, public officials have tried to address blight. But now, a new generation of tools is being used in attempts to clean up affected communities such as Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood.
Like many older industrial cities, the Pittsburgh region has its share of blight. According to the most recent data from the 2010 census, there are more
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A new report checks on the financial state of Pennsylvania's hospitals, and the diagnosis does not looking promising.
A new report is providing a “check-up” on the financial state of the commonwealth’s hospitals - and the diagnosis is not looking promising. The Financial
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90.5 WESA is excited to announce the following upcoming programming changes and special broadcasts for the Fourth of July and beyond!
90.5 WESA is excited to announce the following upcoming programming changes and special broadcasts for the Fourth of July and beyond! Saturdays in Summer 2
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90.5 WESA is partnering with public radio stations throughout the state on Keystone Crossroads. It’s a new initiative exploring the challenges faced by Pennsylvania cities, and how they're being overcome.
90.5 WESA is partnering with public radio stations throughout the state on Keystone Crossroads. It’s a new initiative exploring the challenges faced by
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Reports of secret waitlists and preventable deaths at Veteran’s Affairs hospitals in Phoenix have spurred a nationwide audit of VA healthcare facilities.

The situation in Pittsburgh is not as dire as it is in Phoenix, but the VA facilities here are facing their own unique challenges.
Reports of secret waitlists and preventable deaths at Veteran’s Affairs hospitals in Phoenix have spurred a nationwide audit of VA healthcare facilities.
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Science Friday host Ira Flatow — who's in town for a visit — took some time to chat with our staff today about public radio, science journalism and even Game of Thrones. (He's a fan.) Ira also took some time to meet with members last night.
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"Maya Angelou brought about a paradigm shift in American literature and culture. So that the works, the gifts, the talents of women writers, including women writers of color, could be brought to the foreground and appreciated. She created an audience by her stunning example."
Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.
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Two more historic buildings in Pittsburgh’s downtown are set to be restored to their original grandeur.
Two more historic buildings in Pittsburgh’s downtown are set to be restored to their original grandeur. Mayor Bill Peduto announced the restoration of the
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