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 Sept 17 2021


Originally aired: 2-23-2018 Topic: McKeesport's first African-American female police officer

Guest: Brenda Sawyer

How Discussed: Brenda Sawyer grew up in McKeesport in the 1970s and '80s and planned to become a journalist. Instead, she wound up as the city's first African American police officer and now serves as regional director for the state Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control. What attracted her to a law enforcement career? Did she face hurdles along the way? How would she encourage women and people of color to pursue a law enforcement career? Sawyer also serves as president of the McKeesport unit of the NAACP.



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.33MB - Duration: 29:51 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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