Local Production - Societal Concerns & Public Affairs Content

A Critical Connection

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Teens, parents, and educators and the mental health disconnect that can have dire consequences.


Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania PBS

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WQED contributed feature stories to this collaborative project of all seven Pennsylvania PBS stations.

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Battling Opioids: Stories of Hope

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This 30-minute documentary focuses on opioids issues in Western Pennsylvania.

Campaign U

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Informational digital series on the 2020 campaign and election.

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Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls

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Examines why Black girls are treated more harshly than their White counterparts, resulting in lifelong inequity and a direct link to the school-to-prison pipeline.


Future Jobs

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WQED explores workforce development in the region in a major multiplatform initiative.

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A Matter of Trust

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Examines mistrust and reluctance related to the COVID-19 vaccine in Pittsburgh’s African American community.

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Starved: Our Food Insecurity Crisis

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The region’s food insecurity problem, its causes and efforts to bring nutritious food to those who need it.


The Air That We Breathe 

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Explores present-day pollution sources and those working for change in the Pittsburgh region.



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Digital series focused on racism, inequity and disparities in Pittsburgh, and those working for change.