Pittsburgh 360: Mining For History, Saturday Light Brigade, The Pinch & Homeless Man's Best Friend
Discover how a dog helps add cheer to a Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter and learn about a new competition at the University of Pittsburgh which aims for solutions to health issues. Then, we’ll explore a McMurray man’s mining memorabilia before going into the studio with the minds behind The Saturday Light Brigade.
Pittsburgh 360: Mining For History, Saturday Light Brigade, The Pinch & Homeless Man's Best Friend aired on Dec 11, 2014.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
In this episode, Michael Bartley sits down with Dr. Linda Lane, the new superintendent of Pittsburgh Public schools to learn her priorities and visions for the district. Also, viewers meet local jazz musician Lou Schreiber. Blind since birth, this 63 year old Bellevue musical genius has played with some of the greatest musicians who've ever lived. Also, in another installment of his "Behind the Line" series, Chris Fennimore profiles Kevin Sousa, owner of the newly opened and critically acclaimed Salt of the Earth restaurant in Garfield.
Original airdate: Feb 03, 2011
In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits 5 Generations Bakers which has revived the Jenny Lee label known so well in Western Pennsylvania for decades. Also, contributor Beth Dolinar visits the Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley, PA to learn about their work with children across Western Pennsylvania. Finally, contributor Doug Oster takes viewers to a local school district where the students get a first hand lesson in composting at the school's cafeteria.
Original airdate: Jan 27, 2011
In this episode, Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a local teen who turned to weight loss surgery to shed 140 pounds and change his life. Also, viewers will meet a local metalsmith who is making jewelry inspired by the local dialect known as "Pittsburghese." Plus, the story of two Carnegie Mellon alumni who started Bossa Nova Robotics where they combine their love of music and science to produce amazing robotic toys.
Original airdate: Jan 13, 2011
This premiere episode of Pittsburgh360 features the Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's support of school music programs in the Pittsburgh region.
Original airdate: Dec 23, 2010
In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits Drunken Angels, the newly opened clothing, jewelry and art storeof a local woman who spent part of the 1990's sleeping under a bridge. Also, in a new series "Behind the Line," Chris Fennimore profiles another one of Pittsburgh's great chefs, Andrew Hebson at the Sonoma Grille. And Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a Fox Chapel woman who creates holiday wreaths from Christmas tree ornaments.
Original airdate: Dec 16, 2010
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso reports on the popularplay and film,"The Chief." Also,Michael Bartley previews a movie about Italian immigrants living in Pittsburgh. Viewers will also travel to the Stockdale Fire Hall to see why its the location of a reunion in the name of pop music.
Original airdate: Dec 09, 2010