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Friday Rundown: Writer in Exile, Small Cities United, & Dining News

These topics air Friday March 7, 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.
Moniru Ravanipur
Exiled Iranian writer Moniru Ravanipur has led a campaign against the stoning of women and has spoken openly at international conferences about the reform movement in her home country. She is in Pittsburgh for a joint residency at City of Asylum and The Ellis School and joins us for a conversation on Essential Pittsburgh.

Smaller Cities Unite
What can Pittsburgh, Providence, Copenhagen and other small cities learn from each other? Our guest Andy Cutler, is the driving force behind a movement to connect smaller cities throughout the world. Also taking part in the conversation is Thomas Buell, director of marketing at Global Pittsburgh.

Dining Out with Melissa McCart
As the polar vortex and extreme cold begin to wane, what’s new in the world of Pittsburgh dining? Food contributor and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food writer Melissa McCart gives us the news on eating out in the ‘burgh.

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