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Monday Rundown: A Plan to Reduce Smog and A Former Pro Football Player Speaks Out

These topics air Monday April 21, 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 noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Reducing Smog Pollution in PA

This past Saturday, Governor Corbett’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a draft plan intended to reduce dangerous smog pollution that puts nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians’ health at risk. However, some feel the expected plan falls short, failing to set meaningful limits on smog-causing pollution from the state’s largest emitters – coal-fired power plants. We’ll get perspective on the plan from Kim Teplitzky, deputy press secretary of the Sierra Club. 

Wade Davis

From "NFL to LGBTQ" is an event being hosted by Sewickley Academy featuring an appearance by former pro football player Wade Davis who is openly gay. Mr Davis played parts of seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks as well as for teams in NFL Europe. After ending his career, Mr. Davis came out and is now Executive Director of the You Can Play Project promoting equal opportunity in sports regardless of sexual orientation. He joins us in studio.

Taking the Unforgettable Photograph

With cell phones or tablets outfitted with cameras, everyone’s a photographer. However, how do you capture that perfect image? We’ll pose that question to famed photographer, and Pittsburgh native, George Lange whose book, The Unforgettable Photograph offers ideas tips and secrets for taking better photos.    

Election night results for Pennsylvania governor, the U.S. Senate race, and the 12th and 17th congressional districts.