Take a drive through Greene County, PAand you'll see lots of countryside, coal mines and something else:general stores. No, they're not a thing of the past. In fact, Greene County has so many general stores -- more than a dozen of them -- that it offers a self-guided driving tour. WQED's Tonia Caruso visits just a few, showinghow the stores blend a unique mix of history andmodern day amenities.

Original airdate: Jan 30, 2012


As part of a special series of programs under the banner "Managing Marcellus" -- WQED will be presenting a LIVE forum on Energy & Economic Impact. WQED hosts Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso will convene a panel of economic and Marcellus Shale experts.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 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


WQED contributing reporter Dave Crawley documents Western Pennsylvania's contributions to World War II, including the Bantam Jeep designed in Butler, LST production on Neville Island, steel production in Homestead and the Westinghouse artist who created the Rosie The Riveter image.

Original airdate: Jan 02, 2012


In this episode, Chris Fennimore visits a Forest Hills bakery, whose custom cakes are works of art. Michael Bartley goes behind the scenes at the Lawrenceville cookie tour, and Pittsburgh 360 takes you to an out of the way restaurant with just one chef, and a reservation list four weeks long!

Original airdate: Dec 22, 2011


On December 19, 1907, a tremendous explosion shook the Youghiogheny River Valley at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, Westmoreland County, killing 239 men and boys. It remains the worst mining disaster in Pennsylvania history and led to important changes in the mining industry. Yet very few people know the story. With compelling interviews and rich archival images, the story focuses on a small, dedicated group of people - led by elderly Ann Toth of Bobtown, Pennsylvania - all determined to preserve the Darr's place in history.

Original airdate: Dec 19, 2011


We’ll meet a local minister who uses the arts to keep teens away from trouble then go for a tour of a Faberge art exhibit. A local inventor shows how to easily synchronize holiday lights to music and we’ll highlight an exhibit of pictures of Pittsburgh, shot by photographers who know the city best.

Original airdate: Dec 15, 2011


The legacy of a young leukemia victim is profiled then we take you on a tour of the Sarah Heinz House which has been an outlet for Pittsburgh’s young people for more than a century. And we’ll go behind the scenes of a local singing competition where the winner will get the chance to perform with the Pittsburgh Opera.

Original airdate: Dec 08, 2011


It's a goofy celebration of some programs produced and narrated by Rick Sebak at WQED. It's also a pledge program with rank amateurs doing pledge breaks! It's a revelation! And you can get all 33 Sebak DVDs as a thank-you if you pledge $400. That's a bargain!

Original airdate: Dec 08, 2011


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