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Essential Pittsburgh: The Summer of 'Learn And Earn' Puts Youth To Work

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The City of Pittsburgh and Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board team up every summer to provide seasonal job opportunities to Pittsburgh youth.

Mayor Peduto's office and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board have declared the summer of 2015 as one where the youth of Pittsburgh should prepare to "Learn and Earn" through an increased dedication to placing them in meaningful summer jobs. Stefani Pashman, Chief Executive Officer at the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and Barbara Parees, Deputy County Manager for Allegheny County join us to outline the joint plan for a productive summer. 

Also in the program, Steve Inskeep chronicles the life of Andrew Jackson in his new book and Bob Dvorchak tries to connect the dots of a potential Penguins ownership shakeup.

Jacksonland (starts at 23:24)

In discussing Andrew Jackson our guest, NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep, describes our seventh president as having, “An incredibly complicated life because Jackson crammed so much into it.”  The adventurous life of Old Hickory is chronicled in Inskeep’s new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.

The Future of Penguins Ownership (starts at 35:06)

Experts say that as Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle "explore their options," the Penguins are not being sold to leave, but sold to stay. Bob Dvorchak has the latest on the potential of the Penguins changing hands, either in part or as a whole, and how the team's circumstances are vastly different from the last time a formal ownership exchange was made. 

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be found here