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Thursday Rundown: Digital Freedom and Freedom of Choice in Food

Johan Larsson

These topics air Thursday February 27, 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.
Ross LaJeunesse
The internet is used globally by over 2.7 billion people. In the next decade it’s expected that 5 billion people will come online, continuing the change in how we communicate with each other, as well as who controls the internet. Google Head of Free Expression and International Relations Ross LaJeunesse joins us for a discussion of freedom and power in the digital age.

Vegan Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s reputation as a meat and potatoes kind of town is changing. As more diverse cuisine becomes popular, even the most old-school mom & pop sandwich shops are expanding their menu options for all dietary needs. Vegan Pittsburgh is a project of Voices for Animals that is making it easier for people looking for vegan food to connect with options, by way of a website and decals in restaurant windows.  One of the project creators, Niki Penberg joins us along with Rebecca Gilbert, who runs, an educational website for vegans across the country.

New Girl Visits San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas is home to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. This week our very own San Antonio Rose, travel contributor Elaine Labalme take us deep into the heart of Texas.