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Thursday Rundown: Nursing Home Caregivers Working Overtime

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These topics air Thursday, February 5, 2015 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

County-owned Nursing Homes Working Overtime

WESA content partner Public Source is reporting a problem in the nursing-home industry. Experts say frequent overtime is common and it has the potential to compromise the quality of care, leaving fatigued caregivers in situations that could have serious consequences. We'll discuss the issue with guest Halle Stockton, a reporter for Public Source. Also taking part in the conversation are Dennis Biondo, Director of County-owned nursing homes, the Kane Regional Centers and Joe Angelelli, a gerontologist and assistant professor at Robert Morris University.

Teaching Economics

Our guest, Robert Morris University Economics Professor Brian O’Roark uses pop music to make the subject more accessible to his students. He joins us in Studio A to discuss this innovative approach to teaching. 

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