Podcasts

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.

RAD Interview - Marya Sea Kaminki - Pittsburgh Public Theater - Aug 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Public Theater has an exciting season coming up for their 2019-2020 season.  Marya Sea Kaminski stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about it, along with how RAD funding allows them to put on the shows at the O'Reilly Theater.  

 

 

RAD Interview - Jeffrey Carpenter - Bricolage Production Company - Aug 14, 2019

Bricolage envisions theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike.  Founder Jeffrey Carpenter spoke with WQED-FM's Omar Tolentino about the company, the importance of RAD funding for their organization, and some of their upcoming productions.  

RAD Interview - Dr. Barbara Baker - Pittsburgh Zoo - Aug 13, 2019

WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar sat down with Pittsburgh Zoo President and CEO Dr. Barbara Baker.  She talks about the rich history of the Zoo in Pittsburgh; it move from being run by the City to becoming a private organization; the importance of conservation to her and the Zoo; why people still visit the zoo even with the advent of the internet; and how RAD funding is vital to keeping the Pittsburgh Zoo a national treasure.  

RAD Interview - Janera Solomon - Kelly Strayhorn Theater - Aug 9, 2019

Janera Solomon stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Kelly Strayhorn Theater; it's unique "Pay What Makes You Happy" policy; upcoming events, and much more.  

RAD Interview - Ayisha Morgan Lee - Hill Dance Academy Theater - Aug 9, 2019

Hill Dance Academy Theatre sets out to develop and train students 3 to 18-year-olds, in Black Dance Traditions, expand knowledge of Black Dance Traditions and, develop emerging Dance Artists to sustain Black Dance as an Art form in Black communities.  Executive Director Ayisha Morgan Lee stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization.

RAD Interview - Madeline Gent - Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - Aug 9, 2019

Learn all about the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh from their Executive Director Madeline Gent.  She stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their mission, current exhibitions and much more.

 

 

RAD Interview - Tyian Battle - ACH Clear Pathways - Aug 7, 2019

Tyian Battle talks about ACH Clear Pathways - about their mission of nurturing creativity through the visual and performing arts to underserved youth and families; and how RAD money helps make their mission possible.

 

 

RAD Interview - Cheryl Tracy - National Aviary - Aug 7, 2019

National Aviary Executive Director Cheryl Tracy tells us about the Aviary, the importance of RAD funding, and the latest events happening at the Aviary.

RAD Interview - Nina Barbuto - Assemble - Aug 6, 2019

Nina Marie Barbuto, Executive Director, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about Assemble - A Community space for arts and technology.  

RAD Interview - Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Aug 6, 2019

Susan Medley, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, talks about the group; the importance of RAD funding to their organization; and previews their upcomig season.  

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