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2005 PAST EPISODES



December 30 and January 1
Find out how some local young ladies part of the Girls as Grantmakers Foundation changed the mind of a retail giant. Plus, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will hold their annual concert to benefit Wilkinsburg Elementary School band program. Learn more about the program and concert.

December 23
Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds Valerie McDonald Roberts talks about her desire to be the next Lt. Governor. And a preview about the War that Made America with two local experts.

December 16 and 18
A police commander, a community activist and a man who wore the No Snitch T-shirt to court have an honest discussion about the t-shirt and the message it sends in the African-American community.

December 2
If you're interested in purchasing gadgets as a gift or just for yourself. You don't want to miss this show with Dr. Frank Viggiano, Mr. Gadget himself.

November 25
Meet Thomas Doswell, a local man wrongful imprisoned and freed with the help of The Innocence Institute hear what he has to say and how a musical great is holding a concert to help raise funds for the organization. Plus, a national play is making local waves.

November 18 and 20
Some local women made the trip to say goodbye to Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks, hear what they have to say about their experience. And the Afro-American Music Institute is celebrating 23 years find out how.

November 4 and 6
The director of The Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti provides an update on the progress the organization is making and how additional help can help. And learn more about a Hip Hop Film Festival that will soon take place in Pittsburgh.

November 11 and 13
Listen in on a discussion on African-Americans serving during war time, the impact of war on the community and the perception African-Americans have about the war. Plus, meet a local curator who is working to build an exhibit on African-Americans in Vietnam.

October 28 and 30
ACHIEVEMENT - Violence is destroying a segment of our community with the latest victim being the son of a local councilman. One local reverend believes he has a part of a solution. Plus, meet the first African-American associate Dean of Duquesne Law School.

October 7 and 9
The 10th anniversary of the Million Man March takes place on October 15th. Find out how it's being commemorated. And a local organization is helping residents without transportation get to work and find better paying jobs.

October 14 and 16
The producer of a documentary about the death of an African-American male allegedly by police speaks about why he made it. Plus, meet a local doctor we consider a Role Model On The Horizon.

October 21 and 23
WILSON'S HONOR - Black Horizons salute Pittsburgh native and award winning playwright August Wilson who died of liver cancer at the age of 60. Take a look at him in 1988 and hear how three of his close friends remember him.

August 5 (originally aired June 3)
A police commander answers questions about students safety in one local neighborhood. And meet the winners and creator of Miss Black Teenage.

July 29 and July 31 (originally aired May 13 and 15)
Learn more about a camp that helps urban and low-income children enjoy nature and improve their reading and math skills. And Dr. Upperman from Children's Hospital talks about a local organization working to bring more minorities into the medical field. Plus, hear what Jerome Bettis has to say about asthma.

July 22 and July 24 (originally aired April 8 and 10)
Learn more about the Governor Rendell's advisory commission on African-American Affairs. And meet three local artists that are working to establish themselves locally.

July 15 (originally aired March 25 and 27)
Local law firms are working to create more diversity in their field find out how. Many African-Americans are dying from health related issues due to lack of information. One group is working to make that change.

July 8 and July 10 ( originally aired May 20)
Hear from two Somalia young women about their experience in Pittsburgh since leaving a refugee camp and meet the woman helping them learn to adjust. Plus, find out how a program at Duquesne University is placing kids onto their career path.

July 1 and 3 (originally aired April 22)
Hear how the county government and local hospitals hope to resolve the vicious cycle of violence in the community. Plus, Three Rivers Youth celebrates 125 years of helping children and families in need.

June 24
Meet two people who work with Champion Enterprises to help disadvantaged youths and some of the winners of the National City Black History Essay Contest. (Will repeat Sunday June 26th)

June 17
Learn more about a summer journalism program for local youths and a soul cafe that helps raise scholarship money. Plus, a gadget expert tells you what to get for Fathers Day. (Will repeat Sunday June 19th)

June 3
A police commander answers questions about students safety in one local neighborhood. And meet the winners and creator of Miss Black Teenage.

May 27 and 29
Find out how a free genealogical workshop will help you trace your family tree. Plus, meet the son of a local jazz great who's working to keep the ability to study music alive for young people.

May 20
Hear from two Somalia young women about their experience in Pittsburgh since leaving a refugee camp and meet the woman helping them learn to adjust. Plus, find out how a program at Duquesne University is placing kids onto their career path.

May 13 and May 15
Learn more about a camp that helps urban and low-income children enjoy nature and improve their reading and math skills. And Dr. Upperman from Children's Hospital talks about a local organization working to bring more minorities into the medical field. Plus, hear what Jerome Bettis has to say about asthma.

April 29 and May 1
Learn more about a book fair aimed to increase the appreciation for reading among the young. A health clinic plans to offer more services to the community, find out how. And meet the national author, who makes a stop in our area for a good cause.

April 22 and 24
Hear how the county government and local hospitals hope to resolve the vicious cycle of violence in the community. Plus, Three Rivers Youth celebrates 125 years of helping children and families in need.

April 15 and 17
A local organization is working to create an exhibits to honor African American men and women who serve in the Vietnam War. And B-PEP tells you why it's necessary to register to vote.

April 8 and 10
Learn more about the Governor Rendell's advisory commission on African-American Affairs. And meet three local artists that are working to establish themselves locally.

April 6 and 8
Many men who served in the Tuskegee Airmen were from this area. Tuned in and find out where and what a local organization is doing to honor these men. Plus, a local author believes he has the answer to curb the violence in our streets.

April 1
The United Nation of Islam, not Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam, will hold a public meeting in Pittsburgh. Find out why. Plus, learn more about a girls program that is building self-esteem and pride.

March 25 and 27
A local law firm that is also international known has created a program to attract and retain African-Americans in the field of law. April is National Minority Health Month and a local organization is kicking off a new awareness campaign. Plus, a local female author talks about her book on women.

March 4
Meet a program officer from the Urban Redevelopment Authority who will talk about the different programs that make home ownership possible for African-Americans. Plus, two women will discuss what they are doing to erase the stigma of mental illness in the community.

February 27 at 3pm
Soldiers Without Swords special (repeat).

February 24 at 8pm
Barbershop special (repeat).

February 18 and 20
Tune in to get some information about a town hall meeting which will address the issues African-American males are facing and what needs to be done. Former police commander Gwen Elliot is back to discuss the program she created to help keep African-American girls out of trouble. And resident movie critic Minette Seate talks about Oscar and this year's African-American nominees.

February 17
Westinghouse special (repeat).

February 11
Learn more about the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, in its 35th year, that will take place February 16th through the 19th in downtown Pittsburgh. Find out where you can see an original play by a local artist. And meet this year's Duquesne Light Africa-American Leadership Awardees. estinghouse special (repeat).

February 6
Wylie Avenue Days special (repeat).

February 4 and 6
Meet the interim chief of Children's Hospital and leading pediatric surgeon who happens to be an African-American. Also, tune in to learn more about the first black quarterback in the NFL modern era who happens to be a local man.

January 28 and 30
A local beauty pageant in existence for more than 30 years is expanding its program to assist younger African-American girls. Kuntu Repertory Theater is putting on another great play with the help of a local woman who became a Broadway star. And the NHL isn't playing right now, but a group of kids are showing their is interest in the sport.

January 21 and 23
The director of a local reading program talks about the need to get parents reading to their kids as soon as possible. A new rule will allow gas company's to shut off heat mid-winter for the first time in years. Here how LIHEAP can help you. And meet a local African-American t-shirt company that join with a local Steeler to battle autism.

January 14 and 16
Three local African-American's search their personal stories and memories of Martin Luther King in time for his birthday.

January 7 and 9
Learn what is happening with the Nia Community Church in Wilkinsburg from Reverend Karen Battle and how she plans to keep moving forward. Plus, meet two local African-American authors, one of whom is also a publisher.

January 2
Me too Junior (repeat).


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