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Tuesday Rundown: What the UPMC/Highmark Truce Means for Your Insurance Policy


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

Highmark/UPMC Truce

The announcement of a five-year consent decree brokered by state officials seems to be bringing a truce between Highmark and UPMC. But what exactly will the agreement mean for policy holders? We'll put that question to our guest, State Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine.

Fort Pitt Regiment

The World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil is calling attention to the game. Here in western Pennsylvania a new soccer team has formed. The Fort Pitt Regiment soccer team is the newest member of the Nation Premier Soccer League. As their first season winds down, Director of Business Operations and board member Tim McCoy joins us to address the team's mission to focus on game and player development.

WESA Celebrates - Jeremiah's Place

Three years ago pediatrician Dr. Lynne Williams met a little boy named Jeremiah. He was placed in her parent’s foster home with severe medical troubles after his mother wasn’t caring for him. His plight led Dr. Williams to create Jeremiah’s Place, a crisis nursery where children from birth up to age six can go for a few days while their family is dealing with any kind of crisis. Jeremiah’s Place is profiled in this week’s edition of WESA Celebrates.

Business of Barbecue

July 4th is one of the biggest days for outdoor cooking on the calendar. And, from hot dogs and burgers on the grill, to Tennessee and Texas where people love their barbecue; contributor Rebecca Harris discusses the business of barbecue. 

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