We focus on the contributions of African Americans to our history and our future. Find out what people in the region are doing to celebrate the work of playwright August Wilson, then learn more about those who marched for their right to vote. We’ll meet a man who crossed racial lines in sports in 1950 and how he’s making a difference in Pittsburgh today before getting a look at an exhibit at the City-County Building aimed at honoring those who are paving the way for future generations.
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 aired on Feb 26, 2015.
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It's lights, camera, action in this episode of Pittsburgh 360, as we look at the new face of movie-making in Pittsburgh in a tour the bustling 31st Street Studios in the Strip District. We also follow the fascinating story of Hollywood star Carole Lombard, her fairytale life and tragic death as told by Pittsburgh author Robert Matzen. Plus we meet Pittsburgh's inaugural Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Rich Engler.
Original airdate: Apr 10, 2014
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.
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