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Thursday Rundown: Redefining Masculinity and Making Probation Successful

These topics air Thursday March 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.
Day Reporting Centers
How do we help those who have been incarcerated reenter society and prevent them from becoming repeat offenders?  One solution could be taking place at the county Day Reporting Centers.  Joining us to explain how these centers could be a model for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country is Ron Seyko, director of adult probation and parole for Allegheny County.

Men Behaving Badly
What defines masculinity in our society? Dr. Jackson Katz, a gender violence expert has addressed the issue in lectures throughout the country. He’s in Pittsburgh as part of the Center for Victim’s new men ending violence challenge. He joins us for a conversation about redefining societal constructs of masculinity.

Cactus League
Last week we ventured to Florida to get an early look at the boys of summer in spring training. This week, we venture west to see the guys in action in Arizona's cactus league. Here with travel suggestions is our girl for all seasons, contributor Elaine Labalme