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Braddock Mayor Says Access And Hesitancy Are To Blame For Low COVID Vaccination Rates

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Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

Braddock Mayor Chardaé Jones says it might take forums and regular clinics to vaccinate more residents in her borough; with Pittsburgh Public School students returning to classrooms tomorrow, we ask why alternative modes of transportation, like walking and biking, aren’t being used by more students; and a conversation with a therapist about how the pandemic has increasingly impacted people’s anxieties.

Kevin Gavin is the host of WESA's news interview program "The Confluence." He is a native Pittsburgher and served as news director for 90.5 WDUQ for 34 years. Since the sale of the radio station by Duquesne University to Pittsburgh EPM, Inc. (now Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corp.), he served as Executive Producer of Special News Projects prior to being named as host of "The Confluence" five years ago.
Marylee is the editor/producer of The Confluence, the daily public affairs show on WESA. She got her start in journalism at The Daily Reveille and KLSU while attending Louisiana State University. She took her passion for audio journalism to UC Berkeley's graduate program and worked in public radio at WPR in Madison, WI, and WOSU in Columbus, Ohio.
Laura Tsutsui is a producer for The Confluence, WESA's morning news show. Previously, she reported on the San Joaquin Valley with the NPR affiliate station in her hometown of Fresno, California. She can be reached at
Rebecca Reese is a production assistant for The Confluence.