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iQ: smartparent "Aiding Autism"

April 24, 2014, 8 and 10 pm, WQED-TV

iQ: smartparent will broadcast its episode on “Aiding Autism” on April 24 at 8 and 10 pm. We explored how digital devices and new technology can be helpful to children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs with guests Carla Mazefsky, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Brett Spitale, Executive Director, Greater Pennsylvania Autism Speaks; and Aubrey Shick, Founder and CEO, Origami Robotics and her friend Romibo.

Live taping of iQ: smartparent “iDad”

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6-7 pm

This episode of iQ: smartparent celebrates fatherhood by featuring media-savvy Dads and their innovative projects for kids. Featuring host Angela Santomero, creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Guests include Ken Denmead, editor and publisher of the GeekDad.com blog (which got its start at Wired magazine), and author of the New York Times bestselling GeekDad book series; and Bob, Jillian, and Adelaide McLaughlin, creators of the highly successful babyteeth4 YouTube channel and blog. Audience members will receive a free copy of Ken Denmead’s latest book, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. Be part of the live studio audience!

"Learn The Address" with WQED and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Through May 31, 2014

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns, along with WQED and Soldiers & Sailors, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. (Watch Rita Moreno!)  The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

Community Cinema: "The New Black"

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm

Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and around kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue. 

The screening will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Earth Theater in conjunction with the exhibition "RACE: Are We So Different?" The film and panel discussion are free, but admission to the film requires preregistration--and admission tickets will be collected. Register now. At the screening, the first 50 registrants will get a complimentary pass to visit the museum.

Presented in partnership with the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

smart.squared summer camp with Winchester Thurston

June 10 to August 2, 2014

Spend the summer with your favorite PBS characters!

WQED and Winchester Thurston School are partnering to provide cool new summer camps for students in grades Pre-K - 8, based on your favorite PBS KIDS shows! There is something for everyone: programs focus on numerous topics including art, science, paleontology, cooking and nutrition, engineering, Spanish language and culture, reading and writing, animal behavior, and even superhero journalism! All camps are held at Winchester Thurston's North Hills campus.


Super WHY at the Y

June 16 through August 8, 2014

Reading is power, and Super WHY at the Y helps kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive story book adventures! Join us at Super WHY Summer Camps in Westmoreland County YMCAs to increase your 4- to 7-year-old's reading potential. 25% discount for YMCA members or WQED members.

June 16-20 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619)
June 23-27 at Valley Points Family YMCA, New Kensington Branch (724.335.9191)
July 14-18 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619)
July 21-25 at Greensburg YMCA (724.834.0150)
July 28-Aug. 1 at Valley Points Family YMCA, Kiski Valley Branch (724.845.1968) 
August 4-8 at Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands (724.547.9622)

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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