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Tuesday Rundown: An Update on the Ebola Virus

These topics air Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at noon and 8 p.m. on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon and 1 p.m. weekdays at (412) 246-2002.

Ebola Update

The death toll from the Ebola virus in Africa continues to climb. With two Americans infected with the disease coming back to the U.S. for treatment, health officials are trying to calm fears that an outbreak could happen here. We'll talk with Dr. Bruce MacLeod, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and physician with the Allegheny Health Network.

Sanctuaries of Sound

Percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra is creating virtual sanctuaries for cities. Working in collaboration with local artists, historians, architects, city planners and musicians, Ibarra and her partner Roberto Rodriguez have created a musical pilgrimage that takes the public on a sound walk through 12 sites in Lower Manhattan. And now thanks to the City of Asylum they are creating one for Pittsburgh.


Intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization. It’s a practice being utilized by more companies. This week business contributor Rebecca Harris reports on why this concept is growing in popularity.

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