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 3-10-2023


Topic: The transformation and preservation of America's first Carnegie Library

Guest: Vicki Vargo, executive director of the Braddock Carnegie Library

How Topic Discussed: Why did Andrew Carnegie decide to put his first free public library in Braddock? What features did the library offer 135 years, besides books? How did the fortunes of the library decline along with those of the Mon Valley? What saved the library from destruction? What communities does it currently serve? How has the library's mission evolved beyond lending books and music? Why is there currently a major renovation project underway, and when will it be complete? What changes are being made to the library's physical plant?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.21MB - Duration: 29:44 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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