Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward
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.
Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward aired on Feb 26, 2015.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
We’ll find out what brought siblings together to compete on a high school rowing team then go into the kitchen with the chef behind Root 174 restaurant in Regent Square. We meet a local artist who finds inspiration in Panther Hollow before taking a glimpse at an exhibit centered around the history of the American flag.
Original airdate: Nov 17, 2011
Chris Fennimore tells the story of the handmade American flag his father stitched while serving during World War II. Then we’ll introduce you to a local veteran who survived the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge before taking you on a tour of the historic Mansions on Fifth Avenue in Shadyside.
Original airdate: Nov 10, 2011
In this episode we bring you a report on the Power of 32 initiative, a project aimed at increasing the financial, political and intellectual power in 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland.
Original airdate: Nov 03, 2011
In this episode, a behind the scenes look at the making of Pittsburgh from the Air. Also, Michael Bartley reports on the Power of 32's goals and strategies for improving education in our region, and Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to a senior softball league where all of the players are are least 65 years young.
Original airdate: Oct 27, 2011
In this episode, an in-depth look at the Power of 32 regional visioning initiative, which proposes using the Power of 32 counties in four states to create one vibrant region. Tonia Caruso shows viewers how the group's goals could help the region's economy and Michael Bartley focuses on the proposals for improving transportation and infrastructure. The episode also includes a one-on-one interview with Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa, an early proponent of the Power of 32.
Original airdate: Oct 20, 2011
In this new episode of Pittsburgh 360, learn about the latest Pittsburgh fashions, meet some volunteers who carefor rabbits and join the fun of an up and coming sport that combines bicycles and the traditional sport of polo.
Original airdate: May 26, 2011