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Monday Rundown: The Embattled Attorney General and the Courier's Crusade

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These topics air January 12, 2015 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. 

The Rise and Fall of Attorney General Kathleen Kane

The political future of PA State Attorney General Kathleen Kane looks to be falling as fast as it rose. Evidence of wrongdoing has been found by the special prosecutor and grand jury who are recommending she be criminally charged. We’ll get an update on the current troubles of the beleaguered attorney general with John Baer, political columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Angela Couloumbis.

The Courier’s Crusade

The deaths of African American men, during encounters with white police officers, across the U.S., has sparked protests and demonstrations nationwide. However, where is the outrage regarding black on black crime? For ten years the New Pittsburgh Courier has been publishing a monthly report of these crimes. How is the community reacting? We’ll pose that question to Editor and Publisher Rod Doss, editor and Staff Writer Ashley Johnson.

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