Adventurer, mountaineer, survivalist andÂ Carnegie Mellon honors graduate Aron Ralston talks about his entrapment while canyoneering in Utah. After six days in the desert with an 800 pound boulder on his arm, Ralston's unthinkably bold escape gave him the courage to continue his outdoor pursuits and the desire to help others overcome their obstacles.
Pianist Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's "From the Top" and son of former QED 89.3 station manager Ceci Sommers, talks with Jim Cunningham about his current concerts, recordings and radio shows.
Pianist David Allen Wehr, Artistic Director of Duquesne University's "Brahms on the Bluff" series, talks about the "other" version of Brahms's "Haydn Variations," and America's "go-to" hornist for the Horn Trio, launching the series's "Final Four" season on Sunday, 9/23/2007 at 3:00 pm at PNC Recital Hall.
Theater historian Lynne Conner, author of "Pittsburgh in Stages: 200 Years of Theater" (University of Pittsburgh Press) talks about people, performances and places, from British officers' Shakespeare at Fort Pitt to the opening of the O'Reilly Theater.
Diana Jannetta reviews "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition" at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which showcases almost 400 significant examples of fraktur, salt-glazed stoneware, tanware, textiles and painted furniture.
Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck talks with Jim Cunningham before making a cameo appearance with the orchestra at a special season preview concert on September 7th.