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Tuesday Rundown: The Legacy and Personal Stories of Flight 93

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These topics air Tuesday October 21, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Market Volatility

The American economy has experienced gradual improvements in the 6 years since the 2008 market collapse. But for many investors, memories of those economic losses of are still raw. Throughout the last month, the volatility of global politics and events have affected the stock market with disconcerting spikes and dips. Financial planners such as Paul Brahim, Chairman and CEO of BPU investment firm and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, are faced with concerned investors who want to know what they’re in for. He joins us to talk about the causes of the latest market volatility and how best to react.

Flight 93: the Legacy

The book "Flight 93: the Story, the Aftermath and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11" is an in-depth look at the events and people involved in the United Airlines plane that crashed in Shanksville, PA. Joining us to discuss this detailed account is journalist Tom McMillan.

WESA Celebrates - Ian Cummins

The devastation of his younger brother Ryan’s suicide motivated Ian Cummins to action. He began a mission to shed light on mental illness and the stigma of suicide. Ian and his work are the focus of this week’s WESA Celebrates.

The Business of Fair Trade

Fair trade is a win-win proposition for nations and their citizens. According to contributor Rebecca Harris there’s a great deal of it available here in the city. This week Ms. Harris looks at the business of fair trade. 

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