Thursday Rundown: Groundbreaking Comics, Gas Well Fire Update & Presidential Homes
These topics air Thursday February 13, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.
Greene County Shale Well Ablaze
A Green County shale gas well owned by Chevron caught fire Tuesday morning injuring one employee and leaving another worker missing and feared dead. One neighbor said the explosion sounded "like a jet engine going five feet above your house." StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Katie Colaneri is following the story and joins us with the latest.
Beyond the Funny Pages
A new exhibit titled Beyond the Funny Pages: The Works of Art and Life Captured in Comics recently opened in the City County Building. The show chronicles the history of black comic book artists in Pittsburgh. Joining us to tell their story are Joe Wos, executive director of the Toonseum and Chay Tyler, program coordinator in the city parks office of special events.
Presidential Homes Part 2
Last week travel contributor Elaine Labalme recommended some presidential homes worth visiting. However, with forty-four presidents, there more presidential residences worth visiting throughout the U.S.