PBS is funded by station members like you. Who helps decide where your money goes? PBS Chief Operating Officer Michael Jones worked for financial regulators and two US senators before joining the PBS in 2009.
Dr. Connie Ruzich recounts David McCullough's talk about the importance of reading, history, the arts, and understanding the people that helped make us who we are. Ruzich repeats an extensive list of books by or recommended by McCullough.
Choreographer Septime Webre speaks about his Cinderella, and PBT's redesigned production. PBT Artistic Director Terrence Orr describes Webre's style, and retiring dancers look ahead and reflect on their dance careers.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian traces his own history and schooling in Pittsburgh. McCullough previews his next book, titled "Americans in Paris," and mentions favorite past subjects, such as the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Guest Conductor talks about Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3, Vocalise and Symphonic Dances, as well as his blog, family connections in Hollywood, and TV projects in Detroit.
Handel's early and little-known oratorio passion will be performed at Calvary Episcopal Church, where Alan Lewis first conducted it three years ago. Predating Bach's passions, this interesting work uses a popular text by Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Alan Lewis explains.