Pittsburgh’s Gilded Age skyscrapers often pale in height and granduer to their modern-day cousins, but the tycoons behind them do not.
Historian and columnist Mark Houser digs into the stories of these century-old wonders and the characters who built them for his monthly Pittsburgh Magazine series “MultiStories.” Houser shares a few of his favorites ahead of a free Pittsburgh History & Landmarks event in Wilkinsburg at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Later in the program, 90.5 WESA's Bill O'Driscoll talks to journalist Brittany Hailer about her debut memoir. The new work confronts her upbringing as the child of two addicts, as well as her own sexual traumas as an adult.
And in part two of WESA's new Dividing Lines education series, reporter Margaret J. Krauss explores how discriminatory housing practices of the past exacerbated segregation, and are still affecting Pittsburgh Public students today.
The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators join veteran journalist Kevin Gavin, taking an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more episodes of The Confluence here.