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.
Original airdate: Feb 26, 2015
In this episode, we focus on artists. First, we’ll meet a man who is using his passion for art to pay tribute to his hometown of Braddock. Then we’ll hear the soulful sound of local singer and songwriter Bridgette Perdue before getting a lesson in improvisational dance from Gia Cacalano.
We'll introduce you to this gifted dancer who now heads not one but two local dance companies.
Original airdate: Feb 19, 2015
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 is all about education and the inventive ways in which educators are using technology to change the way students are learning. We begin at Elizabeth Forward Middle School where students are using tools like laser engravers and 3D printers in the classroom. Then we’ll go to a school in Butler County where students are advancing their skills in math, science and more through gaming. Finally, we get the look at the learning trend of digital badging.
Original airdate: Jan 29, 2015
This episode of iQ: smartparent discusses healthy media habits for children and families.
Original airdate: Jan 15, 2015
We’ll look at the epidemic of drug addiction among young people and see how Gateway Rehabilitation Center is working to reverse the numbers. Also, we find out just how important early detection is when it comes to lung cancer and see what it takes to get in shape with the fitness craze Crossfit.
Original airdate: Jan 08, 2015
We’ll find out what the residents of a local retirement community are doing to help bring comfort to the homeless. Then we learn how trash from Haiti and Honduras is being turned into something good before we tell you how you can decorate and dine on tableware products that truly give back.
Original airdate: Dec 18, 2014
In the tradition of the Horizons series on diversity, musicians representing the region’s varied musical traditions perform songs that celebrate the holiday season. Groups include CoroLatino Americano, the Afro American Music Institute Boys Choir, Gabrielle and Mr. DeVilla, (Filipino folk music), The Bastard Bearded Irishmen, an Irish rock band and the Asian-influenced jazz ensemble Silk Sound.
Original airdate: Dec 18, 2014
Discover how a dog helps add cheer to a Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter and learn about a new competition at the University of Pittsburgh which aims for solutions to health issues. Then, we’ll explore a McMurray man’s mining memorabilia before going into the studio with the minds behind The Saturday Light Brigade.
Original airdate: Dec 11, 2014
WQED’s Portrayal & Perception documentary series focuses on African American men and boys in positive roles. Young African American men score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. Yet sometimes it is the success story that inspires other young people, and encourages community leaders to work for change. The tenth documentary in the series focuses on teenagers excelling in school, volunteering as mentors and working hard to make a difference among their peers.
Original airdate: Nov 20, 2014