People who enter the country illegally have a great impact on the American labor force. But that same American labor is helping to smuggle migrants cross the U.S.–Mexico border. These smugglers, known as “coyotes,” are the focus of a week-long series in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman joined Essential Pittsburgh to discuss their work.
Also in the program, we'll look at the challenges of being a startup in Pittsburgh with Thrill Mill's Bobby Zappala and acres of wetland that could be losing their Clean Water Act protections.