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Wednesday Rundown: One Hundred Years of the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Marcus Charleston

These topics air Wednesday October 15, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Kelly-Strayhorn Theater Centennial

This year the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, originally the Regent Theatre, will mark its 100th anniversary. Joining us in studio to discuss the theater and her hopes for turning the East Liberty neighborhood into another cultural district is Janera Solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Day Room Window

Last year the Christian Science Monitor reported juvenile incarceration rates in the U.S. were at their lowest point in 38 years. However, the sentencing of juveniles is still a challenge for the justice system. We’ll explore this issue with Jeff Shook, associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. We’ll also speak with playwright Bonnie Cohen whose play Day Room Window is based on her experiences working in the juvenile justice system. 

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