This episode of Pittsburgh 360 celebrates Women's History Month with a focus on three women. Dr. Zipora "Tsipy" Gur, is Founder and Executive Director of Classrooms Without Borders. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, she's dedicated her life to helping others understand Holocaust by leading study seminars in Poland, Germany and Israel. Florence Shutsy Reyolds made history as one of the first women pilots to fly in World War II as a Women Air Force Service Pilot or WASP.
Original airdate: Mar 27, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’ll find out the story of a Donnybrook taking place in Pittsburgh to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Then, we take you to the state-of -the-art YMCA building named after civil rights activist Thelma Lovette. We go to the Obama Academy of International Studies and find out how students are learning to cook up nutritious snacks. Finally, we’ll bring you back to WQED where our Write On! Contest is underway.
Original airdate: Feb 13, 2014
On this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’re bringing you an episode celebrating winter! First up, Michael Bartley introduces us to a young athlete who has been chosen to play on the Paralympic Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia. Then Tonia Caruso takes us to the ice rink at PPG Place where we’ll find out how the ice is made and cared for all season long. Then we’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of some fascinating winter birds with contributor Doug Oster before we meet the man who created the elaborate ice labyrinth seen at Pittsburgh’s “First Night” celebration.
Original airdate: Jan 30, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso reports from the East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty which is getting more attention for good work in its brand new building. Also featured: volunteers with Gay For Good who unite and improve Pittsburgh communities; SibShop, a local organization helping young people with special needs siblings; "Cat Cuddlers" whose small acts of kindness make a difference at the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center.
Original airdate: Jan 23, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we show you art in its many forms. We take you on a tour of an art exhibit which began in the 1800s and continues today. Then we’ll take you to Wendell August Forge which was destroyed by fire in 2010 but has risen from the flames. The third annual Mini Maker Faire at the Carnegie Children’s Museum displays everything from DIY crafts to high-tech gadgets in our third segment and then we’ll shine a light on 22 creative folks sharing one space and helping to transform Pittsburgh’s art community.
Original airdate: Jan 16, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’re exploring the topic of veteran’s health. First, Chris Moore takes a tour of a facility where innovative technologies are being developed to help veterans with disabilities become more independent. Next, we’ll see how wood carving is aiding in the physical and emotional recovery of veterans. Then we take a look at a program called Project Healing Waters which uses fly fishing to help recovery. Finally, we’ll give you a look at WQED’s new outreach project which is reuniting the families of World War II veterans with portraits of their loved ones.
Original airdate: Jan 09, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the fourth program in our Women & Cancer series with a story on two local women’s fight against breast cancer. Then we take you on a tour through beautiful botanical gardens and to Rodef Shalom for a game of bingo, with a twist. We finish up with a trip to Arsenal Park for Zombie Fest.
Original airdate: Oct 24, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you a report on what has become the leading cause of cancer death among women, lung cancer. Then we’ll head over to a very unlikely space for art, a pre-World War II blast furnace. Contributor Dave Crawley takes us inside the world of competitive marble shooting and you’ll get a preview of the special, Stories from the Stands.
Original airdate: Oct 17, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the second story in our series on women and cancer with a look at ovarian cancer. We’ll also give you a preview of the documentary Concussions: A New Way of Thinking and introduce you to a young entrepreneur who has made balloon art her business.
Original airdate: Oct 10, 2013
In this first episode of the fourth season of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the first story in our series on women and cancer. Contributor Beth Dolinar takes a ride with a charity that gives children the ability to experience the joy of riding a bike and we take you through centuries of Saudi Arabian history with a tour through the Roads of Arabia exhibit.
Original airdate: Oct 03, 2013