For many Western Pennsylvanians, a day of cookie baking is as celebratory as the holidays. Families gather in kitchens throughout the region to mix dough, whip frostings and scatter sprinkles. It’s a time to embrace ethnic traditions and embrace loved ones who handed down now creased and crumbling recipes. This holiday documentary features a pizzelle-making family gathering, gingerbread house artists, one of the area’s busiest cookie bakeries, and a woman who donates her cookies as a goodwill gesture.  

Original airdate: Dec 08, 2016


Chris Moore hosts the ninth and final episode in a series of Election 2016 discussion programs. In this episode, the panel explores the major issues of this election year, and the impact they have on Western Pennsylvania. The panel will also discuss the big contests in November, including the races for President, U.S. Senate, and Attorney General.

Original airdate: Oct 27, 2016


Episode 402 of iQ: smartparent features Dr. John Carosso, Psy.D., Patrick Waters, Kristen Tachoir, Michelle Lubetsky, and Jan Abernathy.

Original airdate: Oct 20, 2016


The melting pot of the early 1900s helped build Pittsburgh.  But today, city leaders struggle to attract and retain a working class immigrant population. Beyond the immigrants, how does the region integrate the growing number of refugees? Studies show that cities thrive economically, socially and culturally with active programs that welcome and retain new arrivals. Who are the people and organizations working on this mission – and how are the immigrants and refugees faring in Pittsburgh so far?

Original airdate: Oct 13, 2016


In this episode, we’ll examine some of the concerns people have about the environment as well as find out what is being done to maintain and improve the condition of our water, air and land.

Original airdate: Jul 13, 2016


This live community forum features panel discussions and opinion maker segments to examine the “State of Black Pittsburgh” and what recent changes in community, advances in tech based industries and emerging leadership means to Pittsburgh’s African American community and to the city at large.

Original airdate: Jun 01, 2016


Award-winning mini documentaries from the WQED archives are compiled into this half-hour program. This episode spotlights two of the Pittsburgh region’s most infamous landmarks, Dixmont State Hospital and Allegheny Arsenal.

Original airdate: May 18, 2016


This discussion program features experts who explore the future of the Remake Learning movement. As the network of educators, innovators and organizations expands, how does it continue to evolve? The panel will discuss how the 21st century skills that students are learning translate into the real world. The program will also highlight the important connection between the Remake Learning movement and entrepreneurship.

Original airdate: May 12, 2016


The Remake Learning movement is a network of educators, artists, entrepreneurs, mentors, and community leaders. They’re working to re-imagine andre-envision the way education works. Thousands of people are part of this network, which is celebrating its 10th year of shaping the future of teaching and learning in the Pittsburgh region and across the nation.

Original airdate: May 12, 2016


In this episode, we examine the topics of terrorism, treatment of terror suspects, refugees and the debate over security versus privacy.

Original airdate: Apr 20, 2016

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