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, 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


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


Michael Bartley introduces us to a local group that is helping teen moms beat the odds, Michael also takes you behind the scenes of an exciting new talk show shot right here at WQED, and Tonia Caruso introduces us to a father and son who've opened the first local distillery since the end of Prohibition.

Original airdate: Feb 16, 2012


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, contributor Mike Lee shows us the science behind reclaiming ground zero after the attacks on 9/11, Michael Bartley introduces us to a woman who is inspiring others by showing them "The Sunny Side of Cancer", and we get a clue about a local acting troupe serving up mystery with a meal.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 2012


Tonia Caruso introduces us to a young boy who is getting a big boost in school from a small robot, Michael Bartley shows us how some local students are overcoming obstacles and letting their talents shine through F.A.M.E, and Chris Moore takes us on a tour of some ancient artifacts from the land of the bible.

Original airdate: Jan 12, 2012


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