Thousands of Americans turned out last weekend for the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War. What did March for Our Lives accomplish, and what are students and lawmakers taking away from this renewed effort against gun violence?
Local journalists Ben Schmitt of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Stephanie Strasburg of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette join John Woodrow Cox of The Washington Post to talk about the marches, survivors of gun violence, messaging coming out of the marches and how potential health studies and legislation could affect the debate.
Looking forward to being on #WESAconfluence at noon to talk about how #MarchForOurLives/#NeverAgain movement looks in Pittsburgh. We Pennsylvanians have a rich history of youth activism (just look to Mother Jones' Children's Crusade in 1903). Tune in here: https://t.co/bXbNdPuvfS pic.twitter.com/t9BaIXU2Ko
— Stephanie Strasburg (@StephStrasburg) March 30, 2018
Later in the program...
Self-driving car operations remain on pause in Arizona while authorities continue to investigate a fatal crash outside a crosswalk involving Uber. Arizona officials say they’re parking all autonomous vehicles indefinitely, but existing Pennsylvania laws never imagined a future fueled by AI.
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their 2018 season today in Detroit following a rain delay on Thursday. The game marked an end to an offseason that bid farewell to two beloved players and ranker among fans upset with the team's owner.
The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program. Investigative reporter Mike Wereschagin guest hosts this week's show, taking an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more episodes of The Confluence here.