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With The First Debate, The Race For Pittsburgh Mayor Gets Underway

Sarah Kovash
90.5 WESA
Democratic mayoral candidates, from left to right, City Councilwoman Darlene Harris, Rev. John Welch and current Mayor Bill Peduto.

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program.

Each week, reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist and host Kevin Gavin to take an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

This week's topics include a discussion of the mayoral race, now that the first debate has taken place. A medical marijuana conferencewill be taking place this weekend, which coincides with the one-year anniversary of medical marijuana legalization in the commonwealth.  Now that the Penguins  have announced plans that they're ready to start a project at the Civic Arena site, we'll look at the history, and long road to development, of this property. 

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, Year One

A medical marijuana conference will be taking place in Pittsburgh this weekend. Headlining the event is former NFL running back Ricky Williams. As the conference gets underway, a year after the state legalized medical marijuana, we’ll discuss what it has meant for Pennsylvania with Ben Schmitt of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Charlie Deitch, editor of the Pittsburgh City Paper

Mayoral Candidates

Campaign ads and lawn signs touting mayoral candidates are springing up across the city. Joining us with a look at the upcoming mayoral primary are Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Chris Potter and Adam Smeltz.

Pens are ready to begin developing the Civic Arena site

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the Penguins are ready to begin developing the Civic Arena site. We'll use this news to begin  conversation about the history, and long road to developing, the site. Joining us in studio are Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter Bob Bauder and freelance reporter Kim Lyons. 

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