Jim Cunningham talks to regular folks, business leaders, artists, educators, and entertainers about why they love the quality of life and work in the Pittsburgh, PA region. Listeners call in and tell their own stories. Come find your dream job (and dream life) in Pittsburgh. Today's show features Karla Boos, actress, producer, director and found of Quantum Theater; Dave Nelson, internet entrepreneur, founder of TalkShoe website for podcasting; Noel Flores, General Manager of Richard Chen Restaurant in the Eastside Development of Pittsburgh featuring pan Asian fusion cuisine; Linda McKenna Box, President of the Allegheny Trail Alliance including the Great Allegheny Passage and the Big Savage Tunnel; and Andrew Masich President and CEO of the Senator H John Heinz Regional History Center.
Ted Sohier interviews Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck backstage during a live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony on May 9, 2008. Honeck assumes his full duties at a September 19th gala at Heinz Hall.
Archivist Jonathan Schmitz talks about the history of Chautauqua Institution, from famous visitors such as FDR, George Gerswin, and Thomas Edison, to Chautauqua's long-forgotten roller coaster.
Tom Becker, President of Chautauqua Institution talks about CSO Music Director Stefan Sanderling's inaugural season, facilities upgrades, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company's 25th anniversary celebration.
Marty Merkley, Vice President and Director of Programming of Chautauqua Institution tells Jim Cunningham about managing a season filled with more than 2,000 scheduled concerts, lectures, art shows, worship services, and more over nine weeks.
Artistic Director Kevin Noe describes "Just Out of Reach," the PNME's world premiere season finale for three actors and ensemble, inspired by Greek mythology.