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 4-8-2022


Topic: Studying the Mon Valley's efforts to reinvent itself

Guest: Rick Stafford, distinguished service professor, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

How Topic Discussed: Rick Stafford teaches students who are earning their master's degrees in public administration and frequently uses the Mon Valley area as a real-life laboratory for them to put theory into practice. What do his students learn from studying the Mon Valley? How has their work benefited Mon Valley residents? How does the story of de-industrialization in the Mon Valley mirror communities across the United States? How is the socio-economic situation in the Mon Valley evolving? What lessons can the Mon Valley learn from other communities who are facing similar struggles?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.13MB - Duration: 29:38 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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