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A city rebuilds itself with new industry, new energy and new people after a generation of decline. But what happens to those who endured the tough times? Are they lifted up, or pushed out? How can newcomers and established residents build a common vision of progress? Or is creative tension part of what pushes a city to a better future? Here are some of the reports from 90.5 WESA about some of the questions and challenges our city is encountering along the revival road.For more coverage of recovery and revival throughout Pennsylvania, visit our partner, Keystone Crossroads.

Multi-Part Series Focuses On Unsolved Murders of Black Pittsburgh Residents

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Ryan Loew
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Public Source
Wynona Hawkins-Harper holds a photo of her son Jamar Hawkins, who was shot and killed in Penn Hills in 2013 at age 31.

From 2010 through 2015, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigated 311 homicides. Only 163 of those have been cleared with an arrest or other explanation for the death. This week WESA, working with our content partner Public Source has begun airing the multi-part series, The Aftermath of Murder, on unsolved African American homicides in Pittsburgh. Joining us to discuss the series are WESA reporter Megan Harris and Public Source reporter Jeffrey Benzing. 

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.