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Robert Sutherland Lord Program - Oct 22, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham hosts a one hour tribute program to organist Robert Sutherland Lord. The program features some of Lord's radio programs made in the mid-70's, and heard on WQED-FM.

Remembering Robert Sutherland Lord - Oct 21, 2014

Organist Robert Sutherland Lord recently passed away. He was a teacher at the University of Pittsburgh and was the organist at Heinz Chapel. He also hosted a program on WQED-FM in the 1970s. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Robert Sutherland Lord's two daughters, Holly and Wendy, as well as a former student, Steven Anisko, to get some memories of this musical treasure.

Chuck Connelly Interview - Oct 17, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to artist Chuck Connelly. A former Pittsburgher, Chuck Connelly's work is being shown at the Andy Warhol in the exhibition "Chuck Connelly: My America." He will be joining Andy Warhol Museum Assistant Curator of Art Jessica Beck on Saturday October 18th at 2pm for a discussion about the exhibit.

Trio Pittsburgh - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Principal Harp Gretchen van Hoesen, and Principal cello Anne Martindale Williams about their new CD release

Craig Cannon - Belle Voci - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Craig Cannon, conductor of the Belle Voice singing group, as well as Director of Choral Activities at Fox Chapel Area High School. Craig talks about the Belle Voci "Ain't Misbehavin'" Gala concert on Friday October 24th at the Priory Grand Hall.

Alex Ross - The New Yorker Music Critic - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Alex Ross, Music Critic of The New Yorker, about a variety of musical topics.

Barry Douglas - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to pianist and conductor Barry Douglas, who was in town to conduct the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.

Cyrus Forough - Oct 3, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews CMU Professor of Violin Cyrus Forough about his rich musical background.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble ArtDOG Salon - Sep 30, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to folks from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble about their upcoming "ArtDOG Salon" event on Thursday October 2nd, 8pm at Alumni Concert Hall on the campus of CMU.

Cello Fury - PBS Arts Fall Festival - Sep 24, 2014

WQED-FM 89.3's Jim Cunningham talked to Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings of Cello Fury. They will perform in Market Square on Thursday September 24, 2014 as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival concert taking place in Market Square.