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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial guilt phase concluded, penalty phase next

The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Liz Reid
90.5 WESA

On today’s episode of The Confluence:

A jury found Robert Bowers guilty on all counts in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial, but still in question is whether he will receive the death penalty. We speak to WESA reporter Oliver Morrison and David Harris, University of Pittsburgh law professor and WESA legal analyst, about what happened in the trial and what’s expected next. Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership, joins us to discuss how survivors have been feeling, and what resources her organization has provided to help Pittsburgh’s Jewish community process the news. (0:00 - 13:55)

Jason Jedlinski will be the next president and CEO of WQED Multimedia, which includes the FM classical music station and the PBS television station. He succeeds Deborah Acklin, who announced she would step down from the station last fall. Jedlinski joins us to talk about his appointment and developing digital resources for broadcast media. (14:03 - 22:30)

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more episodes of The Confluence here for wherever you get your podcasts. 

Addison is a Junior at Point Park University, majoring in Broadcast Reporting. She is the News Director for Point Park's campus station, U-View Television and reports on the show Daybreak. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her cat, Soup.
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