Pittsburgh 360: thread, Plates with a Purpose & Helping the Homeless

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.

Pittsburgh 360: thread, Plates with a Purpose & Helping the Homeless aired on Dec 18, 2014.


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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


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the fourth in our “Healthy Baby, Healthy Start” series with a program on high risk pregnancies. Then we’ll join some innovators in the world of technology, entertainment and design as they share some of their big ideas, take you to McCandless Township where a team of iconographers from Greece are painting walls and ceilings in preparation for the opening of a newly constructed church, and rendezvous for the 100th anniversary of the Kaufmann's Clock.

Original airdate: May 02, 2013


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