2009 PAST EPISODES
Radio & School Changes
Friday, November 20 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, November 22 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
November 22-November 28 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
On the next episode of Black Horizons, host Chris Moore meets with the Pittsburgh Public School Board's Mark Brentley, Sr., on the recent report suggesting more school closings. Next, Chris continues the conversation on the state of Black radio in Pittsburgh. This week's guests: the Rev. Loran Mann, pastor of the Pentecostal Temple and President of WGBN-AM Radio, a gospel station. Also joining the discussion is Ron Atkins, founder of The Blaze 101 and Radio Magic Pittsburgh, two on-line sites broadcasting R&B and hip-hop. As well as our community calendar "On the Horizon," and the place to go for health and human services, "At Your Service."
Friday, January 23 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, January 25 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
Host Chris Moore welcomes former Tuskegee Airman and attorney Wendell Freeland and League of Young Voters President Khari Mosley to the program to discuss the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Both men attended the Washington event and, accompanied by film clips and photos, recount their experiences.
Friday, January 30 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, February 1, at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
Host Chris Moore speaks to Rita Canton and Gwendolyn Young of Holy Rosary Elementary school in Homewood on the school's challenges and triumphs. Also, Kathy Fine and Annette Werner from P.U.R.E. Reform discuss their groups plans to counteract the Pittsburgh School Districts campus restructuring plans. Also, a video profile of midget football team "The Garfield Gators."
BLACK HORIZONS 40th ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, February 4 at 8pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
This "best of" program highlights the past 40 years of Black Horizons, WQED's weekly minority affairs program. Hosted by Chris Moore – who's helmed the program for the past 28 years – and series producer Minette Seate, the special features clips from 1968 to the present. Other clips focus on music, the arts, social causes, politics and more. Also included are portions of some of the many documentaries produced under the Black Horizons umbrella including Wylie Avenue Days, In Country, Flyboys and more.
Since its premiere immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Black Horizons has served as an on-air voice for Pittsburgh's African American community. In its early days, there were no black producers at the station to actually make the program, so WQED instituted a training program that ultimately resulted in turning out a number of successful African American journalists, producers, executives and academics.
During its forty year history, Black Horizons has played host to national civil rights leaders, local politicians, African dancers, the 1997 NAACP National Convention, cooking demonstrations, athletes, outraged activists, pageant contestants, jazz pianists, tap dancers, gospel groups, performance poets and former sitcom stars. The program continues to air weekly on WQED Multimedia.
Urban League 90
Friday, February 13 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
February 15-21 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Urban League President & CEO Esther Bush joins Chris Moore to talk about the Urban League of Gr. Pittsburgh’s 90 birthday activities. Also, a rebroadcast of the ONQ profile on Thomas Douglas, director of the Bach Choir. And the 17th Annual PNC African American History contest with PNC’s Ken Spruill, Russell Bynums of Bynums Communications and the 2008 winner Nathaniel Barbour.
Friday, February 20 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, February 22, at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
February 22-28 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Chris Moore talks to guests about the 6th Annual Community Engagement concert sponsored and performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; a rebroadcast of the 2000 OnQ interview with the late Eartha Kitt; and, an interview with Neil Barclay and Shay Wafer on the August Wilson Center and its upcoming opening.
Golfer & Quiz
Friday, February 27 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
March 1-7 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore meets the folks from Northside Urban Pathway Charter School's African American Quiz contest; in salute to the NAACP's 100th anniversary, a clip from the 1997 special on the NAACP's national convention held in Pittsburgh; and a visit from two of the original Dandy Duffers, African American men who helped break the color line at area golf courses and clubs.
Excel and Dance
Friday, April 3 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, April 5 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
April 5-11 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore welcomes the new executive director of East Liberty's Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Janera Solomon. The first half of OnQ's "Mystery Manor (National Negro Opera Company)" is shown and Alaine M. Allen and Andrew Freeman of the University of Pittsburgh's Engineering program discuss their program for minority students.
Organs & Empowerment
Friday, April 10 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, April 12 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
April 12-18 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore talks to Susan A. Stuart, CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery and Education along with Shanah and Lori Bridgett --a pediatric organ recipient and her mother -- about the need for increased Af-Am organ donations. The conclusion of OnQ's "Mystery Manor (National Negro Opera Company)" piece is shown and community activist T. Rashad Byrdsong discusses his Community Empowerment Association's ongoing battle against local violence.
Careers & Workways
Friday, May 15 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
May 17-23 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore talks to Gwen Porter, loan officer of Ways to Work, a program that provides low cost loans to help people buy cars to get to work. Also, from OnQ, a profile of the East Liberty Health program that provides low cost dental care and an interview with Dr. Alex Johnson, president of Community College of Allegheny College, on their new curriculum program for displaced workers.
Media Youth & Muslim Cool
Friday, May 22 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, May 24 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
May 24-30 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore talks to Glenn Smith and Dante Clarke, two Westinghouse High students who took a survey of youth portrayal in media and a preview/interview of the upcoming film "New Muslim Cool" and its subject, Hamza Perez. Includes clips from the film which will be airing on P.O.V. and screened at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
WAMO & Council Seat
Friday, June 12 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, June 14 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
June 14-20 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore interviews Sheriden Broadcasting Executive Ron Davenport Jr. on the recent sale of WAMO and Robert Daniel Lavelle on his recent primary election win for the City Council District 6.
Umoja & Mission
Friday, June 19 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, June 21 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
June 21-27 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore interviews Darcel Madkins and Cynthia James from Umoja African Arts. Also, teen author Hassaz Howze, and program coordinator Neil Simpson from the Mission Discovery/Hill House.
Union & Dwelling House
Friday, October 2 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, October 4 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
Host Chris Moore interviews Calvin Clinton, President of the African American Workers Union on recent setbacks and allegations that the Union says has slowed their progress. And Robert R. Lavelle, former president of Dwelling House S&L (and founder of Lavelle Real Estate) talks about the loss of the historic bank.
Friday, October 9 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, October 11 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
October 11-17 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Host Chris Moore interviews YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Maggie Jensen on many topics including the impact of the state budget. Also, a video profile of the Jobs March that preceded the Sept. 24 & 25th G20. And, an interview with Rev. Thomas Smith of Monumental Baptist Church and Pete Shell, of the Thomas Merton Center, on the goals and aftermath of the summit.
Dee & the NPC
Friday, October 23 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, October 25 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
October 25-November 1 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Black Horizons premieres a new segment called "Above the Fold," featuring journalists from the New Pittsburgh Courier. On today's show, Courier editor/publicist Rod Doss talks about the history of black radio on Pittsburgh. And veteran newsman Dee Thompson has retired, but not before he talks to Chris Moore about his storied career. Also included are clips featuring an interview with Roberto Clemente and the start of the Johnny Gammage affair.
Parental & Edwards
Friday, October 30 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, November 1 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
November 1-7 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
Chris Moore speaks to Dr. Debra Vereen on the Parental Accountability Project and entrepreneur Eddie Edwards talks about the new radio station he's purchased to serve the city's urban audience. Also, a new feature: At Your Service, listing help and health care assistance available to residents.
The '09 Wrap Up
Friday, December 25 at 10pm on WQED: The Create Channel (13.2)
Sunday, December 27 at 2pm on WQED-TV (13.1)
December 25-December 27 on the Neighborhood Channel (13.3)
In the last new episode of the season, host Chris Moore is joined by the editor of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Rod Doss, look back at 2009. Topics include the inaguration of President Obama, the homicide rate in the region, the loss of WAMO and more.
2008 PAST EPISODES
Meet an uncelebrated local jazz great and hear how to get fit outdoors in Pittsburgh.
Local organizations discuss different ways of getting young people to learn and installing pride and self-esteem.
A local professor discusses a symposium which examines how society exposes children to sexual images and behavior.
Listen in on a discussion with a former convict and an established businessman who became friends to find out how they plan to keep young men off the streets and out of jail.
Learn more about three programs at Clarion University helping African-Americans trying to further their education. And a program by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra helping local youngsters fulfil their dreams of playing a musical instrument.
Get a look at a completed documentary on the death of a motorist by police and listen in on a discussion with members of the citizen police review board. Plus, a local doctor talks about new technology in fighting cancer.
February 23rd and March 25th
Host Chris Moore meets with members of the Hill Faith & Justice Coalition in the second part of our conversations on the new arena and its impact on the Hill District. And, world champion whistler Shawn Lomax joins us for an amazing performance.
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