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Essential Pittsburgh: The Legacy of Chuck Cooper



2/18 Chuck Cooper, Unemployment Numbers, WESA Celebrates Inventing Pittsburgh - Schenley, The Business of Fitness

Chuck Cooper was a Duquesne University basketball star who became the first African-American drafted by an NBA team when he was selected in the second round by the Boston Celtics on April 29, 1950. In 2011, the Chuck Cooper Foundation was established in tribute to his legacy. The foundation presents its annual Leadership Diversity and Community Service Award this week. Joining us in Studio A to discuss the legacy of Chuck Cooper is his son Chuck Cooper III.

Unemployment Numbers (12:45)

Earlier this month the unemployment numbers were announced. Over two-hundred thousand jobs were added to the economy. While this is good news why do so many people feel we’re still in the recession? Joining us for a look at the unemployment numbers and how the reporting of them has changed is Robert Morris University Economics Professor Brian O’Roark.

WESA Celebrates Inventing Pittsburgh - Schenley

The name "Schenley" is littered throughout Pittsburgh: Schenley Park, Schenley Farms, Schenley High School. Just who was this Schenley? And what does she have to do with Pittsburgh? The answer, Margaret J. Krauss reports, is the greatest romance the city has ever known.

The Business of Fitness

From Zumba to Yoga to gym memberships, fitness is big business. This week contributor Rebecca Harris joins us for a look at the latest trends and business of the fitness industry.

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