At a time when the electorate is clearly divided, even angry, WQED's Michael Bartley brings you the story of a Pittsburgh political giant who spent 40 years working both sides of the political aisle. Michael brings viewers a candid interview with Elsie Hillman, and takes viewers to an exclusive University of Pittsburgh gala, where political leaders and celebrities lauded her voice of reason, compromise, and friendship.

Original airdate: Nov 05, 2012


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Michael Bartley takes us on a ride in a food truck, we take a bite out of some good pasta that's also good for you, and we'll race to the end of the show with Dave Palone.

Original airdate: Nov 01, 2012


The Mommy Blogosphere was abuzz when Time magazine asked "Are you Mom Enough?" That question was accompanied by a provocative cover photo of a mother breast feeding her three year old toddler.

Original airdate: Oct 29, 2012


The fourth episode in the Portrayal & Perception: African American Men and Boys series of specials explores three local efforts to instill leadership in African American boys in the Pittsburgh area: a program for young entrepreneurs; the commitment ofAfrican American educators at Pittsburgh's Manchester K-8 school; and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh's Black Male Leadership Development Institute at Robert Morris University.

Original airdate: Oct 25, 2012


The multiple-part series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images.

Original airdate: Oct 25, 2012


Squirrel Hill is not only Pittsburgh's largest city neighborhood but also one of the most complex. In a time of declining city population, Squirrel Hill has grown. It has become the Pittsburgh's own Ellis Island, a mecca for varied ethnic groups moving to Pittsburgh, and home to the most unusual restaurants and stores in town. It's also becoming a model for city living. There's so much to see - in only 30 minutes, but you'll enjoy Squirrel Hill in a nutshell.

Original airdate: Oct 22, 2012


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso takes us on one man's very animated attempt at a world record, we give you a preview of the 2012 One Young World summit, and we find a garden thriving in a most unusual location.

Original airdate: Oct 18, 2012


They design furniture, craft sculpture and create fine collectibles. We’ll take you inside the studios and showrooms of Ron Layport, Tadao Arimoto and Thad Mosley to see how their special talent of bending art and nature results in some of the most fascination woodwork around the region and the world.

Original airdate: Oct 15, 2012


What are the challenges still facing Western Pennsylvania on the vital topic of hunger and food insecurity? Where are the success stories? Where can local families find additional support? Is everyone taking advantage of the help that is available? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during WQED's broadcast, which features a panel of specialists on various topics dealing with hunger, as well as a participatory audience in the studio, and social media interaction from viewers at home.

Original airdate: Oct 11, 2012


WQED, in partnership with Highmark, brings you a series that examines the topic of hunger and food insecurity in Southwestern PA.
In this episode, Tonia Caruso gives us a breakdown on the statistics on hunger in our region and find out what local organizations are doing to help those in need. Chris Moore finds out how hunger is affecting the youngest of us and Michael Bartley learns how some are combating the issue through the practice of gleaning.

Original airdate: Oct 11, 2012

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