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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: The Melting Pot
Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America’s cuisine. | more stories like this

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00pm
Makers: Women in War
Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Nature: A Murder of Crows
Crows do not have the best reputation. They are generally dismissed as spooky — Hitchcock used them quite successfully to frighten moviegoers — or as a general nuisance; scarecrows were, after all, invented to scare crows away from crops. But their image is about to take a turn. more info | more stories like this

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
Bullying: The Cruelty Crisis
Almost every day there are news reports of bullying - boys beating other boys or girls sending nasty text messages and there are even reports of bullying in the workplace. Often victims suffer emotionally and physically - sometimes becoming so depressed over bullying, they take their own life. In this episode listen to the stories of bullying victims and learn about some of the programs that are helping put Pennsylvania on the forefront of bullying prevention in schools. more info | | more stories like this

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:30pm
Know What's Right. Do What's Right: A Forum on Bullying
WQED has long been a leader in anti-bullying coverage - and now adds another program to its catalogue. In association with the Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation, this live discussion will focus on the challenges, as well as successful anti-bullying methods that are making a difference in the lives of children. more info | | more stories like this

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Will's Story: A Steeler's Stand Against Domestic Violence
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was eight years old when his mother was murdered, the result of domestic violence. WQED's Michael Bartley brings you this compelling documentary that explores Will's troubled childhood, and shows how embracing survivors and speaking out against domestic violence brought him happiness and inner peace. more info | | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Ben Franklin's Balloons
The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today’s hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. To explore this burst of innovation, NOVA re-creates key flights, including the world’s first manned voyage on November 21, 1783. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00pm
How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson: Glass
Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. | more stories like this

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Tweedy
Wilco spin-off Tweedy performs. Songwriter Jeff Tweedy is joined by his son Spencer and members of the band Lucius for songs from Sukierae. more info | more stories like this

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  • 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.

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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