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Neighborhood Planning
What makes a healthy community? There are lots of answers to this question. In a 3 segment special, WQED's Pittsburgh 360 takes a look at how at how neighborhood planning can impact the health of those who live there. In our first segment, Tonia Caruso reports that you might be surprised at why more than just doctors are helping to make healthy places to live. Watch >>
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CMU Remaking Cities Institute
Designing Healthy Communities

Safe Neighborhoods
Healthy Communities must be safe, where children aren't anxious about constant violence around them. In fact, Pittsburgh medical researchers call violence a public health concern. WQED's Michael Bartley goes to Children's Hospital to talk with an expert on how our children are victimized, and he takes us to a local community center making sure vulnerable kids don't suffer lingering affects from neighborhood or domestic violence. Watch >>
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Manchester Youth Development Center

Playground
The power of play is the focus of this segment of KaBOOM! playgrounds in the Pittsburgh area. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to create play spaces within walking distance of every child in America. Chris Moore visits KaBOOM! playgrounds in McKees Rocks and Braddock to show how they're not only providing children with places to have fun but are also helping to transform neighborhoods. Watch >>
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Volunteers create KaBOOM! playground in McKees Rocks

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    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
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