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Wednesday Rundown: How Local Veterans Can Be Better Served By the VA

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

These topics air Wednesday June 4, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

VA Problems in Pittsburgh

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is calling for an independent audit of the Pittsburgh VA because he believes that more than 700 veterans have been waiting for medical appointments, some since 2012. Congressman Murphy joins us to discuss how he thinks the VA should operate.

U.S. Auto Recalls

Automakers have recalled more than 24 million cars in the U.S. this year, more in the first five months of 2014 than the 22 million for all of last year. GM is the leader with 13 million. What is the lasting impact on the auto industry and safety? We'll discuss this with Jerry Hirsch, staff writer of the Los Angeles Times Business Section.

The Golden Legacy of Little Golden Books

Since 1942 Little Golden Books have entertained and educated generations of children. For many, the brightly illustrated tomes were one of their earliest reading experiences. The artwork from such famous titles as The Poky Little Puppy, The Color Kittens and more are on display in the exhibit Golden Legacy: Original Art From 65 Years of Golden Books currently on display at the Toonseum. We’ll tour the exhibit with Joe Wos, executive director of the Toonseum. 

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