Pittsburgh 360: Youth Addiction, Screen Saver & Fitness Mission

We’ll look at the epidemic of drug addiction among young people and see how Gateway Rehabilitation Center is working to reverse the numbers. Also, we find out just how important early detection is when it comes to lung cancer and see what it takes to get in shape with the fitness craze Crossfit.

Pittsburgh 360: Youth Addiction, Screen Saver & Fitness Mission aired on Jan 08, 2015.


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On this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we delve into the arts! First, we find out how Gateway to the Arts is using the arts to help students learn STEM. Then we’ll show you just how the Braddock Carnegie Library is giving its patrons access to paintings, sculptures, photographs and more. You’ll get a preview of the program Chautauqua: Charting A Life In The Arts. And finally we’ll introduce you to Cello Fury, a trio of classically trained cellists and a drummer who are combining the classical world with rock music.

Original airdate: Apr 03, 2014


This episode of Pittsburgh 360 celebrates Women's History Month with a focus on three women. Dr. Zipora "Tsipy" Gur, is Founder and Executive Director of Classrooms Without Borders. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, she's dedicated her life to helping others understand Holocaust by leading study seminars in Poland, Germany and Israel. Florence Shutsy Reyolds made history as one of the first women pilots to fly in World War II as a Women Air Force Service Pilot or WASP.

Original airdate: Mar 27, 2014


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’ll find out the story of a Donnybrook taking place in Pittsburgh to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Then, we take you to the state-of -the-art YMCA building named after civil rights activist Thelma Lovette. We go to the Obama Academy of International Studies and find out how students are learning to cook up nutritious snacks. Finally, we’ll bring you back to WQED where our Write On! Contest is underway.

Original airdate: Feb 13, 2014


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.

Original airdate: Jan 30, 2014


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso reports from the East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty which is getting more attention for good work in its brand new building. Also featured: volunteers with Gay For Good who unite and improve Pittsburgh communities; SibShop, a local organization helping young people with special needs siblings; "Cat Cuddlers" whose small acts of kindness make a difference at the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center.

Original airdate: Jan 23, 2014


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we show you art in its many forms. We take you on a tour of an art exhibit which began in the 1800s and continues today. Then we’ll take you to Wendell August Forge which was destroyed by fire in 2010 but has risen from the flames. The third annual Mini Maker Faire at the Carnegie Children’s Museum displays everything from DIY crafts to high-tech gadgets in our third segment and then we’ll shine a light on 22 creative folks sharing one space and helping to transform Pittsburgh’s art community.

Original airdate: Jan 16, 2014


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