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 - Kathryn Barnard - Pittsburgh Girls Choir - Jul 25, 2019

Kathryn Barnard of the Pittsburgh Girls Choir tells us about the organization, the importance of RAD funding, and upcoming concerts for the Choir. 



RAD Interview - Kevin McMahon - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - Jul 24, 2019

Kevin McMahon, CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, tells you about the wide ranging activities of the Trust, the importance of RAD funding, sharing thoughts about the future of the arts in an internet crazed world, the issue of crime in downtown Pittsburgh, the history and unique nature of the Trust, whether we can get back to having an orchestra for the Nutcracker, and if Cincinnati is doing a better job with their opera, symphony and ballet.

RAD Interview - Mike Gable - Pittsburgh Department of Public Works - Jul 24, 2019

Mike Gable talks about everything the Department of Public Works does for the residents of the city of Pittsburgh, as well as for the visitors to Pittsburgh.

RAD Interview - Jason Riley - Tickets for Kids - Jul 17, 2019

Tickets for Kids provides free access for low-income and at-risk kids to attend the arts, cultural, educational, and athletic venues of their community.  Executive Director, Jason Riley, stopped by WQED-FM to tell us more about this community resource!



RAD Interview - South Hills Chorale - Jul 16, 2019

Rick Smith of the South Hills Chorale stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about the group - it's history, along with plans for their 2019-2020 season.



RAD Interview - Chamber Music Pittsburgh - Kristen Linfante - Jul 15, 2019

The Executive Director of Chamber Music Pittsburgh, Kristen Linfante, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about all things Chamber Music Pittsburgh - their summer series, the upcoming season, their outreach and education projects, and what pieces Kristin is working on at the moment!



RAD Interview - Heather McElwee - Pittsburgh Glass Center - Jul 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit, public-access education center; an art gallery; a state-of-the-art glass studio; a community builder; and a hub for innovation and creativity.  Executive Director Heather McElwee stopped by to talk about the Center, the many classes they offer, and much more.


RAD Interview - North Hills Art Center - Jul 11, 2019

Founded in 1959, the North Hills Art Center is a place where people throughout the North Hills and surrounding areas could come and learn, express themselves, and appreciate all forms of art.  Each year, the Center presents five Gallery Shows and one or two Artisan Markets.  The Center's Executive Director, Kim Freithaler, and Board President Diane Pontoriero stopped by to tell us all about the North Hills Art Center.  

RAD Interview - Carol James and Patricia Tanner - Calliope House - Jul 11, 2019

Founded in 1976, Calliope is a nonprofit educational and presenting organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.  Board Member Carol James and Executive Director Patricia Tanner stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization and their exciting plans for the upcoming season.



RAD Interview - Hayley Haldeman - Mattress Factory - Jul 11, 2019

Interim Executive Director of the Mattress Factory, Hayley Haldeman, spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the latest news from the Mattress Factory, the importance of art for Pittsburghers, and her love of classical music!