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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WQED, in partnership with Highmark, brings you a series that examines the topic of hunger and food insecurity in Southwestern PA.
In this episode, Tonia Caruso gives us a breakdown on the statistics on hunger in our region and find out what local organizations are doing to help those in need. Chris Moore finds out how hunger is affecting the youngest of us and Michael Bartley learns how some are combating the issue through the practice of gleaning.

Original airdate: Oct 11, 2012


In this episode of PIttsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso takes a look at the positive effects of neighborhood planning, Michael Bartley examines how violence effects the health of a community, and we find out how one organization is transforming neighborhoods one playground at a time.

Original airdate: May 03, 2012


In this episode, viewers see an amazing collection of bicycles stored in a museum on Pittsburgh's North Side. Chris Fennimore goes back to school to meet students from the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. And viewers get to experience Pittsburgh's newest sport, called Parkour.

Original airdate: Apr 19, 2012


We’ll look at the impact Marcellus Shale drilling in our region. We find out how one group is addressing the health concerns of drilling in Southwest Pennsylvania then take a look at how a community in Washington County is benefitting from the shale drilling and we show land owners what to do when the land man comes.
For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.

Original airdate: Mar 29, 2012


You’ll meet a former F.B.I. employee whose experience at the Flight 93 crash site prompted her to write a book. We visit Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital to learn why doctors there are treating children and adults. And we’ll find out about a program that helps children to learn by designing their own video games.

Original airdate: Mar 01, 2012


We’ll revisit the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, which honors the victims and tells the story of one of the biggest single disasters of the 19th century. Then we go on a "Segway" tour of the Clarion River Valley before going inside Bonnie's Bus, which provides life-saving mammograms to women in rural West Virginia.

Original airdate: Feb 23, 2012


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