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 - Mark Southers - Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company - Nov 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company was founded by Mark Clayton Southers in 2003. The Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. They also seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities.   Mark stopped by to talk more about the company.

 

 

RAD Interview - Alan Stanford - PICT Theatre - Nov 6, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sat down with PICT's Alan Stanford, who talks about their upcoming season, kicking off with "The Woman in Black" November 7-23 at the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED.  He talks about the rest of the season, as well as the importance of RAD funding to their group.

 

 

RAD Interview - Milo Berezin - Union Project - Oct 29, 2019

Milo Berezin, Arts Education Coordinator, stopped by to talk about Union Project.  They are using the arts to help bridge gaps in communities.  Milo talks about the space they use as their home; the ceramic classes they offer, and some of their upcoming events.  

 

 

RAD Interview - Bruce Smith - Front Porch Theatricals - Oct 24, 2019

Front Porch Theatricals provides our region with professional, high-quality musical theater productions featuring Pittsburgh's diverse actor, artistic and technical talent base. Emphasis is placed on mentoring young talent in leadership positions as well as youth through our internship/apprentice program, and in hiring creative up and coming and established local talent in music, directing, choreography, scenic, lighting, sound and costume design to create a high level professional vehicle for the acting and artistic team members to realize the vision of their project.  Bruce Smith stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their company, it's history, and it's upcoming season.

 

RAD Interview - Tina Cerny - Prime Stage Theatre - Oct 22, 2019

Prime Stage entertains, inspires and enriches lives through professional theatre by bringing literature to life.  Tina Cerny, Assistant Operations Director, tells our Jim Cunningham all about the the Theatre and its upcoming season at the New Hazlett Theater.

 

 

RAD Interview - Arthur Demeo - Western PA Conservancy - Oct 21, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Arthur Demeo.   

RAD Interview - Jill Jeffrey - Gemini Children's Theater - Oct 21, 2019

Gemini Children’s Theater conducts interactive, musical performances for children and their families, acting classes, summer camps, outreach performances to daycare, pre-schools as well as elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  Jill Jeffrey spok with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the company.

 

 

RAD Interview - Harris Ferris - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Oct 17, 2019

It's the 50th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the company has big plans to celebrate.  Executive Director Harris Ferris stopped by to tell what they have planned, as well as to talk about their upcoming season.   

RAD Interview - Edgewood Symphony Orchestra - Oct 14, 2019

WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Edgewood Symphony Orchestra Music Director Walter Morales about the history of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, as well as their upcoming season.  Their season opening concert begins October 19th, with featured soloist Kathy Soroka, who also joins in on the conversation.

 

 

RAD Interview - Melia Tourangeau - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Oct 11, 2019

Melia Tourangeau, the President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, sat down with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham to discuss all things PSO!  She talks about the current season; the upcoming European tour; their annual RADical Days concert; and much more.  

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