WQED celebrates the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s 25th Anniversary by bringing listeners interviews with the civic, cultural and recreational treasures that are funded by RAD and that we as a community value so much.
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic's Music Director Daniel Curtis talks about the Zoom sessions he is doing with the orchestra to stay connected and to prepare for their 2021-22 season. Next season, the Philharmonic is also launching a multi-year initiative to feature the music of Black American composers.
Jim Bonner, Executive Director of the Audubon Society of Western PA, describes trends in the Audubon Society's bird counts over recent years. In addition to updating WQED-FM on how the bald eagles are doing, he explains which bird species is currently the most under threat and how we can help to ensure that all local bird species continue to live in a healthy ecosystem. Funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) has helped the Audubon Society with a number of projects, such as maintenance on Beechwood Farms and conservation of large, old oak trees.
The Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media's Executive Director Kyle Houser gives WQED-FM a glimpse at the dozens of classes and workshops they currently offer. He also describes the variety of ways that funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) supports the organization's programming and operations.
The Pittsburgh Youth Chorus' Executive Director Lee Saville-Iksic talks about the chorus' programs and upcoming activities, including a collaborative project with the Hill Dance Academy Theatre called Crossings. He emphasized the importance of grant funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), especially as the organization rolls out significant changes to their business model. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Saville-Iksic has a strong background in choral music education and conducting, and he became Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus in 2019.
Melissa Hiller, Director of the American Jewish Museum of the JCC, talks about the importance of grant funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) for the museum's operations. Her favorite past exhibits include a retrospective of Jane Haskell's artwork and a display of artwork depicting Fred Rogers. Ms. Hiller also talks about the professional path that led her to her current position.
Learn all about the Tuesday Musical Club from Joan Murdoch and Terri Denmon. They talk to WQED-FM's Joanna Li about the history of the club, their upcoming performances and the importance of RAD funding to their organization.
Film Pittsburgh Executive Director, Kathryn Spitz Cohan, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their organization, their mission and the importance of RAD funding.
Lauren Bairnsfather talks about the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh; it's mission; the imporatance of RAD to it's operation; and much more.
South Park Theatre Inc. was founded in 1995 and currently has eight main stage and five children’s theatre productions.The theatre is located right in South Park, in Allegheny County at the corner of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive. Our Main Stage (adult) Theatre sits nestled in the park’s pine trees and our Children’s Theatre stage is a unique, outdoor venue that is the perfect setting for children to enjoy quality, family-friendly theatre. South Park Theatre's Lorraine Mszanski chats with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the mission of the Theatre.
Wendy Burnter of Steeltown Entertainment stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization and their mission to help young filmmakers in the Pittsburgh Region.