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What’s next after court approves Wilkinsburg annexation petition

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Kiley Koscinski
90.5 WESA

On today’s episode of The Confluence: WESA’s Kiley Koscinski gives an update on what’s next now that a judge approved the petition for a ballot question on the annexation of Wilkinsburg; we discuss how worker shortages and reduced services due to the pandemic are impacting the economy; and, the Frick Pittsburgh’s Victorian Radicals exhibition, which showcases artists who challenged norms in the second-half of the 19th century.

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.
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
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.