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How Have Politics And Policies United And Divided Pittsburgh In 2017?

Gene J. Puskar
A woman walks across the Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh.

It’s been a eventful news year in the Steel City, from hospital booms to repeated flush and boil orders to President Trump's impact on Pennsylvania.

Where have policies and politics divided us? How will new infrastructure and transportation plans affect us in 2018? And where will the fallout from revelations of sexual assault and harassment leave us next year?

90.5 WESA's Kevin Gavin discusses all this in a special two-hour edition of The Confluence looking back at the year's biggest headlines from across the Pittsburgh region.

Joining this week:

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program. Each week, reporters, editors and storytellers join veteran journalist and host Kevin Gavin to take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region.

Find more episodes of The Confluence here.

Megan Harris is a writer, editor, photographer and curator for Pittsburgh's NPR News station. She leads editorial coverage for The Confluence, 90.5 WESA's live, one-hour, daily morning news show.
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