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
The population of Catholic nuns in Western PA and across the United States is a quarter of what it was in the late 1960s. But even with their numbers dwindling and local convents shuttered, the revered Sisters aren't complaining or giving up, they're actually reinventing themselves. In this Emmy winning documentary, WQED’s Michael Bartley takes you to several local orders of religious women to show you where they're working and how they see the future of Sisters.
Original airdate: Jan 09, 2014
“Memories from the Table” celebrates our deep connections to food through family, friends and traditions. Featured segments include a yearly gathering to make pierogi for Christmas, a student's tribute to the culinary delights of her Italian and Hispanic grandmothers, a group of fraternity brothers who conduct an annual sausage making event, and more.
Original airdate: Dec 19, 2013
Children and teens are using social media to define and share their personal narratives. When there is no delete button on Facebook or other social platforms, what story does your child's online identity tell, now and into the future? What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Join us for an eye-opening discussion on how parents and children can have safe and positive experiences online.
Original airdate: Dec 12, 2013
WQED takes you into the kitchens of some of Pittsburgh's most popular restaurants. You'll meet the chefs and find out what goes on "behind the line" - a restaurant industry term for the section that customers don't usually see.
Original airdate: Nov 28, 2013
November's all-American feast gets the Sendall treatment with a turkey that's anything but traditional. Bob Sendall shows us how to "deconstruct" a turkey from wings to wishbone, creating a delicious main dish that's easier than it looks. But there's more to the holiday than talking turkey, so Bob gives us tips on delicious sides, special decorations and yummy desserts to make your gathering extra special.
Original airdate: Nov 21, 2013
The eighth installment in WQEDs Portrayal & Perception documentary series focuses on efforts to attract more African American men into the teaching community, including non-traditional teachers who use methods outside the classroom to produce better social behavior among African American males.
Original airdate: Nov 14, 2013
Elizabeth Black abandoned a promising Pittsburgh art career to join American Red Cross efforts during World War II. She proposed a unique project to sketch soldiers throughout Europe and send the treasured portraits to worried families back home. Seventy years later, Black’s son uncovered her fascinating memorabilia and shared it with WQED. The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Ms. Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families - portraits that never arrived.
Original airdate: Nov 07, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the fourth program in our Women & Cancer series with a story on two local women’s fight against breast cancer. Then we take you on a tour through beautiful botanical gardens and to Rodef Shalom for a game of bingo, with a twist. We finish up with a trip to Arsenal Park for Zombie Fest.
Original airdate: Oct 24, 2013