Kane McKeesport Adds Opioid Addiction Treatment Unit To Senior Care Offerings

Oct 17, 2018

Allegheny County's Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport will begin accepting patients, including seniors, to its new post-acute care drug addiction unit. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says it's a sad necessity in fighting an opioid crisis that's affecting all ages.

Later in the program, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's John Hayes pays tribute to retiring director John Arway of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, who is leaving his post in November after eight years on the job.

Sabira Bushra poses for a portrait in Belmar Gardens, a housing co-operative she grew up in and now resides in.

Hear the first part of a series on the Pittsburgh Public Schools feeder pattern. 90.5 WESA’s Sarah Schneider talks with Sabira Bushra, a woman who grew up in an East End Belmar neighborhood, who was one of the first students to be bussed out of her mostly-black neighborhood to attend elementary and high schools in mostly white areas. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs — and sometimes paralysis — has been confirmed in 62 children this year. 90.5 WESA’s Megan Harris talks with Kids Plus Pediatrics CEO and pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn about what to look for and how AFM might present compared to cold or flu.

The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake was published nearly 20 years ago, but 90.5 WESA’s Katie Blackley reports that the book is still flying off the shelves. Flake, a Pittsburgh native, talks about how its premise remains relevant.

And 91.3 WYEP’s Rosemary Welsch previews her upcoming Halloween special. Welsch has been putting together creepy tales and tunes chosen by she and WYEP listeners for more than 25 years. 

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