90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Thursday, July 30, 2020
On today's program: Pittsburgh-area employees filed 100 complaints related to COVID-19 concerns with OSHA in the early months of the pandemic; professional sports teams with racist names and logos consider rebranding; and RealTime Interventions, a local live-arts production company, takes its events online.
KEVIN GAVIN: El presidente Trump firmó un memorando el martes que prohibía que los inmigrantes indocumentados fueran incluidos en el censo respecto al trazado de líneas para los distritos del Congreso. Esto ocurre después de que en 2019 la Corte Suprema rechazara su intento de preguntarles a los encuestados del censo si eran ciudadanos. Mónica Ruiz es la directora ejecutiva de Casa San José, un centro de recursos comunitarios que defiende y ayuda a los latinos a integrarse en el área de Pittsburgh.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Wednesday, July 29, 2020
On today's program: The Trump campaign is suing 67 Pennsylvania counties over mail-in ballots; a key demographic that elected Donald Trump in the 2016 election is changing; and Carnegie Mellon University is using a phased approach to bring researchers back to the lab.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Tuesday, July 28, 2020
On today's program: A possible COVID-19 vaccine moves into Phase 3 trials, but it could be another minimum of six months until Americans get the drug; the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is pushing for a system-wide redesign; and a brief history of the Pittsburgh left.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Monday, July 27, 2020
On today's program: A presidential memorandum on the U.S. Census could impact historically undercounted communities; the Biden campaign’s recommended climate change policy and the impacts on the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania; and how the candidates' policies on climate change might influence voters in the November election.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Thursday, July 23, 2020
On today's program: PWSA and elected officials announced the lead levels in water are now in compliance with EPA and DEP requirements; on the 30th anniversary of the ADA, advocates and activists look to the future; and a new grant program will help minority business owners in Pennsylvania struggling due to the coronavirus.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Wednesday, July 22, 2020
On today's program: Pittsburgher and longtime activist Sala Udin remembers Congressman John Lewis; advocates say holding businesses accountable for ADA compliance often falls to people with disabilities, not the city; and how Montgomery County is using contact tracers to get the coronavirus under control.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Tuesday, July 21, 2020
On today's program: People with disabilities are still facing new challenges 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act; the economy is opening but experts say some industries are adapting to the “new normal” better than others; and a Chambersburg Post Office shows how COVID-19 safety precautions that got wrapped up in election-year politics.
90.5 WESA's "The Confluence" for Monday, July 20, 2020
On today's program: The city is seeking applicants for a new LGBTQIA+ Commission that hopes to make Pittsburgh more inclusive; a Nigerian disability rights advocate makes a virtual journey to Pittsburgh to mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and in a divided Pennsylvania town, three women are organizing anti-racist protests and bringing people together.