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.
Keith Kaiser of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden stopped by to talk about the Garden, which is reclaiming land from Pittsburgh’s gritty, industrial past and transforming it into an outdoor experience. You can wander their 60-acre Woodlands and enjoy an award-winning Lotus Pond, but they are doing lots of expansion, thanks to the support of RAD.
Pittsburgh has a rich history of photograpy and great photographers. David Oresick of the Silver Eye Center for Photography is continuing this tradition. He talks about the Center; it's recent move to Penn Avenue, their upcoming exhibition beginning September 5th titled "Continuum," and much more.
The Afro-American Music Institute was founded by Dr. James Johnson in 1982 and it's still continuing with it's mission today. Dr. Johnson stopped by WQED-FM to tell us all about the Institutes rich history and plans for the future.
The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center preserves, presents and promotes the cultural values and rich traditions of the Bulgarian and Macedonian people; offers a comprehensive source of Bulgarian and Macedonian historic and educational information; and contributes to the cultural landscape by presenting unique artistic events and performances. Founded in 1930, we are the the oldest, largest, and most active Bulgarian-Macedonian organization in the U.S. Board President Edward Markoff stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.