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Pittsburgh Explainer Is On Thanksgiving Break

Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA
Notes to residents left at the Penn Plaza Apartments in East Liberty on Jan. 21, 2017.

Pittsburgh Explainer is taking a break this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead, we’re bringing you the first episode of 90.5 WESA’s new series, Land & Power.

Reported by Margaret J. Krauss, Land & Power is a deep dive into the story of the Penn Plaza Apartments in East Liberty, where about 200 mostly older, mostly low income people had lived up until a few years ago. When the owner of the buildings started asking residents to leave to make way for new development, it caused a firestorm in the city, and changed the way Pittsburghers think and talk about development and affordable housing.

All five episodes of Land & Power are available now wherever you get your podcasts.

Liz Reid began working at WESA in 2013 as a general assignment reporter and weekend host. Since then, she’s worked as the Morning Edition producer, health & science reporter and as an editor.