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Tuesday Rundown: How Do Yinz Feel About the Pittsburgh Accent?

These topics air Tuesday October 14, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Email Scandal

We'll talk with Harrisburg Patriot News Editorial Page Editor John Micek about the latest news related to the scandal involving current and former state employees trading raunchy emails. How will it impact the governors race with three weeks left before election day? And what's on tap in the final days of the legislative session.

Ugliest Accent?

Pittsburgh has made it to the final four in America's ugliest accent tournament. But is it a source of pride? Not according to some area linguists who have a problem with making fun of accents. They say the accents tend to belong to poor and working class people. We'll talk with Pitt Linguistics Professor Scott Kiesling.

WESA Celebrates - Miss Audie Hart

“Miss Audie” Hart plays many different roles at the Neighborhood Academy in Garfield. To a number of students she’s a grandmother. Some staff members see her as a mother figure. The love and support she provides to those at the Neighborhood Academy are the reason she is the subject of this week’s WESA Celebrates profile.

Business of Candy

If you’re trying to avoid sweets, October may not be the best month to test your resolve. With Halloween right around the corner contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of candy. 

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