As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, moderator Chris Moore sits down with a group of local voters who talk openly about who they voted for in the presidential election and why. Voters explain the campaign messages that appealed to them, and discuss whether they feel post-election healing is a possibility.
My Vote aired on Jan 19, 2017.
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Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.
Original airdate: Nov 13, 2014
The best medicine could be a drug - or a dog. For years, doctors have known the value of therapy dogs - but until recently the reports have been largely anecdotal. Now, with new research, funding and clinical trials, animal assisted therapy is on the rise. This documentary shows how man's best friend is being utilized in Western Pennsylvania to help hospital patients, teenagers traumatized by a school tragedy, and even stressed-out college students cramming for finals.
Original airdate: Nov 06, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was eight years old when his mother was murdered, the result of domestic violence. WQED's Michael Bartley brings you this compelling documentary that explores Will's troubled childhood, and shows how embracing survivors and speaking out against domestic violence brought him happiness and inner peace.
Original airdate: Oct 30, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 70% of students, and an equal number of school staff, have seen bullying occur in educational environments. The number increases significantly when including social media and other forms of electronic communication. This discussion program is focused on The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation’s “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” campaign. It reaches Pittsburgh region children with solutions that prepare them to confront this troubling behavior.
Original airdate: Oct 23, 2014
This documentary explores the new role of patients and healthcare providers in a world where information is more readily available than ever before. With patients doing more of their own research and connecting with other patients on-line, healthcare providers are often interacting with more engaged, informed and empowered patients. Are doctors and nurses ready to embrace this change? Are medical students prepared to encounter more educated patients? Is a more informed patient a "better" patient?
Original airdate: Jun 19, 2014
Today’s dad grew up playing video games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching sci-fi films like Star Wars and Superman. On this episode of iQ:smartparent we’ll explore how digital-age dads are sharing their love of science, tech and media with their kids.
Original airdate: Jun 12, 2014