A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for Jan 13, 2017


Guest: Mark Despotakis of Progressive Music Co.

Topic: Music education, and the changing face of small business

How Discussed: McKeesport-based Progressive Music is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. From a small storefront the company now provides band instruments to large and small schools and universities throughout the western half of Pennsylvania. How has the music business changed in the past seven decades? Why do kids learn to play musical instruments? What do they learn from music? Why is music education important? How does an independent business survive in a world of globalization?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.25MB - Duration: 29:46 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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