Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director Andrew Swensen talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about several projects in October: the Global Lens series, Pittsburgh Narratives, Pittsburgh Reframed, and a series highlighting the cigarette in cinema.
Steve Forbes, the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine and former Presidential candidate, talks about the US financial crisis, presidential politics, McCain's election prospects, flat taxes, his involvement in Radio Free Europe, the Forbes 400, collecting, publishing, and cigars.
Jim Cunningham talks to regular folks, business leaders, artists, educators, and entertainers about why they love the quality of life and work in the Pittsburgh, PA region. Listeners call in and tell their own stories. Come find your dream job (and dream life) in Pittsburgh. Today's show features Karla Boos, actress, producer, director and found of Quantum Theater; Dave Nelson, internet entrepreneur, founder of TalkShoe website for podcasting; Noel Flores, General Manager of Richard Chen Restaurant in the Eastside Development of Pittsburgh featuring pan Asian fusion cuisine; Linda McKenna Box, President of the Allegheny Trail Alliance including the Great Allegheny Passage and the Big Savage Tunnel; and Andrew Masich President and CEO of the Senator H John Heinz Regional History Center.
Ted Sohier interviews Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck backstage during a live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony on May 9, 2008. Honeck assumes his full duties at a September 19th gala at Heinz Hall.
Archivist Jonathan Schmitz talks about the history of Chautauqua Institution, from famous visitors such as FDR, George Gerswin, and Thomas Edison, to Chautauqua's long-forgotten roller coaster.
Tom Becker, President of Chautauqua Institution talks about CSO Music Director Stefan Sanderling's inaugural season, facilities upgrades, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company's 25th anniversary celebration.