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.
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 aired on Jan 30, 2014.
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The legacy of a young leukemia victim is profiled then we take you on a tour of the Sarah Heinz House which has been an outlet for Pittsburgh’s young people for more than a century. And we’ll go behind the scenes of a local singing competition where the winner will get the chance to perform with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Original airdate: Dec 08, 2011
We’ll find out what brought siblings together to compete on a high school rowing team then go into the kitchen with the chef behind Root 174 restaurant in Regent Square. We meet a local artist who finds inspiration in Panther Hollow before taking a glimpse at an exhibit centered around the history of the American flag.
Original airdate: Nov 17, 2011
Chris Fennimore tells the story of the handmade American flag his father stitched while serving during World War II. Then we’ll introduce you to a local veteran who survived the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge before taking you on a tour of the historic Mansions on Fifth Avenue in Shadyside.
Original airdate: Nov 10, 2011
In this episode we bring you a report on the Power of 32 initiative, a project aimed at increasing the financial, political and intellectual power in 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland.
Original airdate: Nov 03, 2011
In this episode, a behind the scenes look at the making of Pittsburgh from the Air. Also, Michael Bartley reports on the Power of 32's goals and strategies for improving education in our region, and Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to a senior softball league where all of the players are are least 65 years young.
Original airdate: Oct 27, 2011
In this episode, an in-depth look at the Power of 32 regional visioning initiative, which proposes using the Power of 32 counties in four states to create one vibrant region. Tonia Carusoshows viewers how the group's goals could help the region's economy and Michael Bartleyfocuses on theproposals for improving transportation and infrastructure. The episode also includes a one-on-oneinterview with Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa, an early proponent of the Power of 32.
Original airdate: Oct 20, 2011