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Trying To Control The Message During The Budget Standstill

Dave Newman
Legislators in Harrisburg have been taking to social media to spread the message about the budget impasse.
They're looking for those guys who are watching the local TV news, might be yelling at the TV a little bit, and turning it up real loud. Those are the individuals who might send an e-mail or make a phone call to their legislators. - Jeff Ritter


As the budget stalemate continues in Harrisburg, Republicans in the legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf are engaged in a battle to make sure the voters get their message about who is responsible. Essential Pittsburgh broke down how the media war is being waged with Jeff Ritter, chair of media, communications and technology at La Roche College.

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Also in the program, CMU Science Communication Adviser John Radzilowicz explains why 2014 was another very hot year, plus Squirrel Hill welcomes buskers and street performers to their neighborhood with a new performance space.

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