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Tuesday Rundown: Pittsburgh's Olympic History and Climate Change & National Security

These topics air Tuesday February 11, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Climate Change & National Security
There are many reasons to be concerned about climate change, ecological reasons, economic reasons, and how about national security? The American Security Project (ASP) is a small non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.  Andrew Holland is a senior fellow for energy and climate policy at the ASP, he's in town to talk about how the affects of climate change "threaten infrastructure in a way, much like terrorism does, or other more traditional threats to national security."

Pittsburgh's Olympic History
Anne Madarasz of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center joins us to talk about Pittsburgh's Olympic history, including the story of 1920s professional hockey star and two-time Olympian Herb Drury. Drury's silver medal from the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France is among the items currently on display at the museum.      

WESA Celebrates - Sophie Levitt
Eleven-year old Sophie knew she wanted to do a bat-mitzvah project that would make an impact on children’s lives. Her close relationship with her cousin lead to her creation of “Electronics for Autism,” and she began raising money to buy iPads to for kids with autism.

Business of Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is this Friday. As expected you’ll see a lot of candy, cards flowers and jewelry purchased over the next few days. This week contributor Rebecca Harris explores the business of Valentine’s Day.

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