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Wednesday Rundown: Discussing the Past, Present and Future of WYEP

Heather McClain
90.5 WESA

These topics air Wednesday April 30, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

Conspiracy theory and American politics

Arthur Goldwag, writer of The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right speaks at the Penn State New Kensington campus this Thursday. He will talk about conspiracy theory as the canary in the mine shaft of the Democratic Party. 

91.3 WYEP's40th Anniversary

Jeff Smith, one of the founding fathers of WYEP joins us to talk about the early days of the station when it was populated by crusading journalists, and fund raisers involved hosts literally standing on their heads for contributions. Also, joining the conversation to talk about the future of the station is current General Manager Abby Goldstein.

Has the world of personal finance learned from the financial crisis?

As the month of April, financial planning month, draws to a close, we’ll take a look at what’s been done to strengthen our financial systems for consumers, the markets, and regulators, since 2008. Paul J. Brahim is Chairman and CEO of BPU Investment Management Inc., as well as a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner™ and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®. As a member of the board of directors for the Greater Pittsburgh Financial Planning Association, he’ll break down the world of personal finance post-great recession.

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