The Essential Premier

twitterThe new show I’m working on is called Essential Pittsburgh. It’s a locally produced program from 90.5 WESA, dedicated to the exploration of issues impacting Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  It premiers February 10th and will air each Friday at noon for the next 3 weeks. Then on Monday the 27th, Essential Pittsburgh will be a daily program.

For those outside the Pittsburgh listening area, you should be able to stream the broadcast live at 12pm eastern time.

The first show is about Marcellus Shale; an exploration of the benefits and concerns for the people of Pennsylvania and the environment, along with a discussion that opens questions from our listeners via the phone, Facebook and Twitter.

I’m very excited and of course a bit nervous. I hope you can tune in. If not, the episode should be up on the website soon after. Enjoy the show!


It’s Not Mean To Be Green! Our Environment Episode 3

There are so many “green” buzzwords out there that most people use without thinking twice. The word “green” is a perfect example. But how easy is it to explain environmental terms like “green” and “recycle” to young kids? Local author and poet, Jamie Kleman, took on that task with her book, It’s Not Mean To Be Green. And she later wrote the lyrics for a musical based on her book. I talked to Jamie Kleman about her book and the musical at WPAZ ‘s studio in Pottstown, PA. Listen to the interview along with music from the original cast recording of It’s Not Mean To Be Green. To find out more about how to organize a production of It’s Not Mean To Be Green or for information about upcoming events related to the show and Jamie Kleman, visit The Bigger Boat Foundation.