Podcasts

Arts Festival Update - Jun 4, 2012

Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, talks about the River City Brass Band's involvement, the expanded artists' market, and public sculptures placed throughout the festival.

Arts Festival Update - Jun 1, 2012

An overview of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 1-10, 2012 in downtown Pittsburgh. Festival Director talks about the opening weekend jazz and expanded visual arts offerings.

Ruzich Recaps Brokaw - Apr 27, 2012

Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University summarizes remarks and Q&A after Tom Brokaw closes the Pittsburgh Speakers Series for 2011-2012 at Heinz Hall.

Tom Brokaw - Apr 5, 2012

Television journalist and author Tom Brokaw is best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News.

Ruzich recaps McChrystal - Mar 29, 2012

Robert Morris University's Dr. Connie Ruzich summarizes comments by retired General Stanley McChrystal, who commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until his retirement in 2010. Known for his candor and innovative leadership, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations.

Aaron Copland Roundtable (1990) - Mar 23, 2012

As Opera Theater of Pittsburgh staged Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land" in 1990, Jim Cunningham held a panel discussion about Copland's music with Ethan Stang, former Pittsburgh Symphony Princpal Piccolo; Mildred Miller Posvar, Opera Theater founder and former Met Opera star; Murray Sidlin, conductor; and Vivian Perlis, Copland biographer. Recorded Nov. 15, 1990 at WQED.

Stanley McChrystal - Mar 22, 2012

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal, the retired four-star general & former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, "one of America's greatest warriors." Known for his candor and innovative leadership, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until his retirement in 2010.

Ruzich Recaps Nafisi - Mar 1, 2012

Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University summarizes Azar Nafisi's remarks at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on Feb. 29, 2012. Nafisi is the author of the bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehran," which paints a vivid portrait of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and its effect on Nafisi as a secular woman and university professor, and its effect on her students.

Azar Nafisi - Feb 22, 2012

An avid believer in the "republic of the imagination," her best known book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, spent 117 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List, and has been translated into 32 languages. It paints a vivid portrait of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and its effect on Nafisi as a secular woman and university professor, and its effect on her students.

Ruzich Recaps Pollan - Jan 19, 2012

Robert Morris University's Dr. Connie Ruzich recaps remarks by food activist Michael Pollan, who has distilled the essence of his earlier books into the handy guidebook "Food Rules." His amusing rules and observations cut through the varying claims of nutrition scientists and food marketers to provide a common-sense guide to eating.

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