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90.5 WESA's Land and Power
19 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Bonus Episode: How Pittsburgh Is Building Trust To Redevelop Communities
The term “affordable housing” has been thrown around by government officials and in neighborhood meetings. But trying to create thousands of affordable housing units in Pittsburgh can be a complicated process. We discuss on this special edition of The Confluence.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 5: 'You Have To Contribute Something.'
Some people worry there’s another looming housing crisis in Pittsburgh. It won’t hinge on tearing down buildings, because the buildings are already gone.
34 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 4: 'Reclaim, Remain, Rebuild Our Cities'
Late in the fight for Penn Plaza, a new group of people arrives on the scene. They look at the battle for the apartment complex and see it as a symptom of a much bigger problem: lots of people can’t afford America’s “most livable city.”
32 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 3: 'Put More Money On The Table!'
The mayor of Pittsburgh and his right hand man sit down to negotiate with Larry Gumberg and the Penn Plaza tenant council, led by Bob Jamison and Gail Williams. But what can city officials really do in scenarios like Penn Plaza? What power do cities actually have? A lot.
31 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 2: 'Sticks And Stones'
A lot has been said in Pittsburgh about the would-be developers of the Penn Plaza Apartments, Lawrence Gumberg and his two sons, Brian and Zach. Land & Power presents the first and only comprehensive interview with the family.
28 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Ep. 1: 'We Don't Do Business This Way.'
In episode one of Land & Power, we meet Bob Jamison and Gail Williams, two residents of the Penn Plaza Apartments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They react very differently to the news that they and 200 of their neighbors will have to leave their homes to make way for new development.
3 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
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From 90.5 WESA, this is Land & Power: who has it, what they do with it, and how that shapes the cities around us.
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