Stay Home with WQED

As we navigate these unprecedented times together, our team has created this ongoing series of short videos for our viewers, members - and those who might be exploring WQED for the first time!

Stay Home with WQED: FYI

Helpful information as we ride out the COVID-19 crisis.

Explaining Coronavirus to Kids

A new free book by Pittsburgh pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Deborah Rotenstein explores the coronavirus from a child's perspective.

Pets Deal with COVID, Too

A visit with Humane Animal Rescue's top veterinarian offers some tips on keeping pets safe and healthy now, and when we return to normal.

Fighting Stress

A Pittsburgh psychologist and family therapist offers techniques and suggestions to keep mentally and physically healthy during these times.

Unsung Heroes

Workers everywhere are putting their own health at risk to keep life going as normally as possible. The staff at Murray Avenue Kosher in is just one example of millions of unsung heroes worldwide.

Stop Smoking

A Pittsburgh area non-profit is reaching out with virtual support for both former and current smokers.

PITT COVID-19 Research

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are joining scientists around the globe, searching for a key that can unlock the lockdown.

Workplace Screenings

States are beginning to relax stay-at-home orders, and that means many employees may be returning to a workplace that looks and feels different.

WQED Nature Breaks

Explore the region’s great outdoors - from home.

Casselman River

This stunning waterway is among the memorable sights along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Sandbridge, VA

Many may be missing their annual trip to the shore. Take a virutal walk on the beach for those who haven’t been able to get away.

Montour Trail Wildflowers

As the Pittsburgh region tilts toward summer and the sun, colorful wild flowers are beginning to bloom along the Montour Trail.

McConnells Mill State Park

This National Natural Landmark features scenic overlooks, waterfalls, and a covered bridge built in 1874.

Frank's Backyard

Outdoor beauty is just beyond WQED's Frank Caloiero's kitchen window, in this montage of flora and fowl.

C&O Canal

Enjoy these scenes along 184.5 miles of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath.

GAP Trail

From Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, the GAP is 150 miles of unforgettable scenery.


This 19,000 acre state park in Fayette County, PA features beautiful hiking trails and 14 miles of the spectacular Youghiogheny River Gorge.

Neighborhood Sunrise

A Pittsburgh neighborhood comes to life as dawn breaks over homes, lawns, gardens, and some furry friends.

North Park

Bald eagles, a 65-acre lake and woodsy hiking trails span the 3,075 acres that make up expansive North Park.

Frick Park

Birds chirping, babbling brooks and fairy magic can all be found along the paths in Pittsburgh's Frick Park.

Stay Home with WQED's Staff

Advice, observations, and a little fun from our neighborhood to yours.


Take out that container filled with a jumbled, mismatched collection of Lego blocks. It’s a great way for kids to pass the time!

Piano Practice

WQED producer Beth Dolinar was inspired to sit back down at the piano, to see what she can still play.

Hoping for a Vaccine

Rick Sebak on the area's vaccine research from polio to a 2008 visit to the University of Pittsburgh.

Remembering The O

"Mustard, onions, pickles, and relish." Rick Sebak takes a look back on "The O."

Record Player

Minette Seate brings us a piece of vintage technology that’s so old it’s new.

Signs of the Times

These images gathered from around Pittsburgh have a common message.

No-Sew Face Mask

Show off your style with a cloth face mask made from a repurposed t-shirt.

A Pretty Tree

Rick Sebak shows off a beautiful pear tree, blooming in his backyard.

Story Time

Producer Annette Banks shares a great idea for babysitters missing their young charges.


Reach out the old-fashioned way while so many are stuck inside.


Beth Dolinar makes the most of indoor time by picking up her mandolin - untouched for the past eight years.

The Home Office

Producer Gina Catanzarite has some 'pro tips' on making the most of getting the job done... remotely.

Stay Home with WQED: Pets Edition

Comfort and laughs with our animal friends.

FYI - Pets Deal With COVID, Too

Humane Animal Rescue's top veterinarian offers tips on keeping pets safe and healthy.

Thelma & Louisa

Molly Held’s friends Thelma and Louisa don’t need a convertible to make every day an adventure.


You don’t need a passport to see Cairo, a lovable schnauzer who’s a real champ!

Smoothie and Waylon

Producer Beth Dolinar has a couple of dogs who strongly object to a certain morning routine.


Faster than a speeding sled dog, able to leap tall couches in a single bound, it’s Zero!


Jessie never met a stick she didn’t like, and the bigger the better.

Glenshaw Bunnies

Meet two of Rick Sebak’s friends who raise rabbits as pets.


DeLynda loves her cat, Stormy, who in turn loves DeLynda’s paperwork.

Producer Picks

Our content creators reflect on favorites you might enjoy, too.

All the Marbles

Producer Beth Dolinar offers one of her favorite WQED programs; it includes sunny days, the beach, and adorable kids.

Watch All the Marbles  


Gina Catanzarite reflects on the fun and challenges as she and her team worked on this environmental documentary.

Watch Downstream  

In Country: A Vietnam Story

One of Producer Minette Seate’s favorite projects documents three veterans and their emotional return to Vietnam for the first time since the war.

Watch In Country  

WQED Sessions

Our digital music series - from artists' homes and studios.

Melinda & The Night Sky

Two members of the bluesy-rock band Melinda & The Night Sky perform a stripped down version of "Say It's So."

Family Style

WQED Education is your classroom at home, even in the kitchen!

Ice Cream

Sam and Sofia teach you how to make a fun, simple - and most importantly - TASTY homemade ice cream dish!


Our favorite kitchen due is back, and up early, to make two delicious breakfast snacks with you!


Sam and Sofia show you how to make two of their favorite quick and tasty treats!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Some foods are just good for the soul. And with that in mind, Sam & Sofia are back with their spin on a comfort food classic!

Pasta Fagioli

Our favorite kitchen duo, Sam and Sofia, are back! And this time, Sofia is preparing Pasta Fagioli!

No-Knead Bread

We know you'll absoutely love this no-fuss, no-knead bread recipe! Download Recipe