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Friday Rundown: Is An August Wilson Center Hotel On The Horizon?


These topics air Friday May 30, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

August Wilson Center Update

A New York developer has been given the go-ahead to draw-up plans for a hotel on top of the August Wilson Center. Sale of the building to the developer was authorized this week by Allegheny County Common Pleas Orphans' Court Judge Lawrence O'Toole. We discuss this latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the financially struggling building with Post Gazette reporter Mark Belko.

Summer Movies

As the 2014 summer movies come out, Pittsburgh City Paper film critic Al Hoff comes in to give her two cents on the many anticipated flicks of the season.

A Whiskey Apocalypse?!?!?

According to publications such as Esquire and Smithsonian magazine, the nation's largest whiskey distilleries are experiencing a shortage because they can't keep up with demand. How big of a problem could this really be for cocktail connoisseurs? Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District shares some interesting insights on the problem from a local perspective.

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