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Tuesday Rundown: Dangers of a Crude Oil Train Derailment in Pittsburgh

These topics air Tuesday August 19, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Oil Trains

More than 40 percent of Pittsburgh's residents live in areas that would be at risk if a train carrying crude oil through the city derails and catches fire. We'll talk with reporter Natasha Khan of our content partner Public Source, which created a map tracking the route of rail lines known to carry crude oil in the city.

Superheroes of the Holocaust

The Toonseum and the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have produced a comic book, "Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust" to honor the bravery of five Pittsburghers during a tragic period of the 20th Century. We'll talk with the comic book's writer Wayne Wise and artist Marcel Walker.

The Business of Franchises

Can you be an entrepreneur if you buy into a franchise? Also, what should you know if you’re considering opening a franchise? Contributor Rebecca Harris answers those questions this week as she looks at the business of franchises. 

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