This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the accessibility of broadband and mobile technology to different socioeconomic groups, and whether the digital divide also impacts access to educational content for children in the U.S. and globally.

Original airdate: Feb 20, 2014


In this extra half-hour of "Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide," join host Angela Santomero and guests Michael Levine, Derek Lomas, and Nicolas Jaramillo as they answer audience questions and share their thoughts on technology and education.

Original airdate: Feb 20, 2014


Fifty years ago, a quarter of a million people gathered in our nation's capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. At that iconic civil rights demonstration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his most-quoted speech, "I Have A Dream." Pittsburgh area men and women were there; they share their thoughts of that day -- and the events leading up to that time and the ensuing years -- in "Memories of the March."

Original airdate: Feb 13, 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


This documentary follows the emotional story of a Pittsburgh-area mother who lost her 16-year-old son to suicide. Kathy O'Hern Fowler would emerge as one of the region's best-known advocates for "Survivors of Suicide." The program also focuses on fascinating Pittsburgh research that is testing the brains of teenagers with thoughts of suicide. This Emmy winning documentary is from writer/producer David Solomon with camera/editing by Paul Ruggieri.

Original airdate: Feb 10, 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


Human trafficking is modern-day slavery with people used for labor or forced to sell sex. See how Pittsburgh is fighting human trafficking in our area and helping survivors. If you suspect human trafficking, report it at: Pittsburgh FBI Trafficking Hotline 412-432-4122 National Human Trafficking Resource Center -- Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733

Original airdate: Jan 23, 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 Forger 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


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’re exploring the topic of veteran’s health. First, Chris Moore takes a tour of a facility where innovative technologies are being developed to help veterans with disabilities become more independent. Next, we’ll see how wood carving is aiding in the physical and emotional recovery of veterans. Then we take a look at a program called Project Healing Waters which uses fly fishing to help recovery. Finally, we’ll give you a look at WQED’s new outreach project which is reuniting the families of World War II veterans with portraits of their loved ones.

Original airdate: Jan 09, 2014

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