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April 10-16 Explained: Who's Running For Pittsburgh Mayor, The Vaccine Distribution Process & An Affordable Housing Lawsuit

Isabelle Schmeler
90.5 WESA
Isabelle Schmeler

On this week's Explainer:

WESA co-hosted a mayoral debate with the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation on Tuesday. Government and accountability editor Chris Potter was one of the moderators, and talks about where each candidate stands on issues including affordable housing, police reform and gentrification.

Pennsylvania's system for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine is complicated. General assignment reporter Kiley Koscinski explains how providers get their doses, and the latest on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause.

The a group representing Pittsburgh landlords challenged an affordable housing ordinance in 2015, and the case was heard by the state Supreme Court this week. Kate Giammarise breaks down the lawsuit, and talks about a new report on evictions in Allegheny County.

Pittsburgh Explainer is hosted by Liz Reid and produced by Katie Blackley. New episodes come out every Friday. Listen on the NPR One app or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Katie Blackley is a digital editor/producer for 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP, where she writes, edits and generates both web and on-air content for features and daily broadcast. She's the producer and host of our Good Question! series and podcast. She also covers history and the LGBTQ community.