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 2-9-2019


Topic: Understanding the impact of the Highmark-UPMC "divorce"

Guest: Erin Ninehouser, Director of Consumer Engagement, Pennsylvania Health Access Network, and Debbie Varratti of Plum Borough, who has been affected by the split

How Topic Discussed: A five-year consent decree between the region's largest health care providers is expiring. How will Medicare Advantage patients be affected? What steps should they take now to affect themselves? How is the rivalry between Highmark and UPMC affecting doctors, nurses and other health care providers? What does the action recently taken by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro mean for consumers?




Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.12MB - Duration: 29:37 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


Support for this broadcast comes in part from Striffler's Family Funeral Homes.

Since 1866, Striffler's has provided compassionate, professional memorial services for families in White Oak, McKeesport, Dravosburg and Port Vue. Striffler's offers comprehensive pre-planning services and after-care.

Through its affiliated company, Design Monuments, Striffler's also provides permanent markers and memorials crafted in stone, bronze and other high-quality materials. Learn more at strifflers.com or call (412) 678-6191.


The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation)
  • Family Status
  • Disability

That includes renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.

For more information about Fair Housing Act protections in the city of McKeesport, call 412-675-5020, ext. 635. (6/16/2023-6/16/2024)

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