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 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.
Ali Hoefnagel of Dreams of Hope talks about their organization and the importance of RAD funding to their operation.
Greg Langel of the Frick Art and Historical Center stopped by to talk about their current exhibition about Katherine Hepburn; the history of the Frick Estate and much more.
Learn all about the The Allegheny Brass Band - their history; the importance of Allegheny Regional Asset District funds; and upcoming events.