Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black sketched hundreds of soldiers during World War II. This sequel to the documentary "Portraits for the Home Front" chronicles WQED's efforts to find homes for 100 of those sketches. Through detective work and the help of volunteer researchers producer David Solomon tracks down soldiers or their survivors from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
Original airdate: Mar 26, 2015
In this episode we bring you stories of organ donors and the people whose lives they saved. First, the story of a young man whose tragic passing saved the life of five others. Then a story on the need for African American bone marrow donors, followed by the efforts by a group of Transplant Guardian Angels at UPMC who help ease the anxiety of transplant patients and their families.
Original airdate: Mar 19, 2015
It may be cold outside but it's a balmy 80 plus degrees in the Wetlands of the Americas room at the National Aviary. OnQ correspondent Tonia Caruso introduces us to the newest birds to call the Aviary home -- three baby flamingos.
Original airdate: Mar 06, 2015
We focus on the contributions of African Americans to our history and our future. Find out what people in the region are doing to celebrate the work of playwright August Wilson, then learn more about those who marched for their right to vote. We’ll meet a man who crossed racial lines in sports in 1950 and how he’s making a difference in Pittsburgh today before getting a look at an exhibit at the City-County Building aimed at honoring those who are paving the way for future generations.
Original airdate: Feb 26, 2015
In this episode, we focus on artists. First, we’ll meet a man who is using his passion for art to pay tribute to his hometown of Braddock. Then we’ll hear the soulful sound of local singer and songwriter Bridgette Perdue before getting a lesson in improvisational dance from Gia Cacalano. We'll introduce you to this gifted dancer who now heads not one but two local dance companies.
Original airdate: Feb 19, 2015
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 is all about education and the inventive ways in which educators are using technology to change the way students are learning. We begin at Elizabeth Forward Middle School where students are using tools like laser engravers and 3D printers in the classroom. Then we’ll go to a school in Butler County where students are advancing their skills in math, science and more through gaming. Finally, we get the look at the learning trend of digital badging.
Original airdate: Jan 29, 2015
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 celebrates winter in Pittsburgh. First, we stop by a hockey game but we're not watching the ice. Join us on a trip behind the scenes to see the team controlling the screen. We then get beer lessons at a local brewery before heading to the Pittsburgh Zoo where the penguins intermingle outside of their exhibit.
Original airdate: Jan 27, 2015
This episode of iQ: smartparent discusses healthy media habits for children and families.
Original airdate: Jan 15, 2015
We’ll look at the epidemic of drug addiction among young people and see how Gateway Rehabilitation Center is working to reverse the numbers. Also, we find out just how important early detection is when it comes to lung cancer and see what it takes to get in shape with the fitness craze Crossfit.
Original airdate: Jan 08, 2015
We’ll find out what the residents of a local retirement community are doing to help bring comfort to the homeless. Then we learn how trash from Haiti and Honduras is being turned into something good before we tell you how you can decorate and dine on tableware products that truly give back.
Original airdate: Dec 18, 2014