WQED celebrates the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s 25th Anniversary by bringing listeners interviews with the civic, cultural and recreational treasures that are funded by RAD and that we as a community value so much.

RAD Interview - Attack Theater - Jul 30, 2019

Peter Kope and Rebecca Himberger of Attack Theater stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about the company, the importance of RAD funding to their operation, and their upcoming season.


RAD Interview - Squonk Opera - Jackie Dempsey - Jul 30, 2019

Squonk Opera's Jackie Dempsey stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about the organization, their new show "Hand to Hand," and what other shows they have coming up!



RAD Interview - Mary Frances Cooper - Carnegie Libraries - Jul 25, 2019

The President and Director of the Carngegie Library of Pittsburgh stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the state of the libraries in Pittsburgh, their involvement in the community, and why libraries are still important in the 'digital age.'  



RAD Interview - Kathryn Barnard - Pittsburgh Girls Choir - Jul 25, 2019

Kathryn Barnard of the Pittsburgh Girls Choir tells us about the organization, the importance of RAD funding, and upcoming concerts for the Choir. 



RAD Interview - Kevin McMahon - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - Jul 24, 2019

Kevin McMahon, CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, tells you about the wide ranging activities of the Trust, the importance of RAD funding, sharing thoughts about the future of the arts in an internet crazed world, the issue of crime in downtown Pittsburgh, the history and unique nature of the Trust, whether we can get back to having an orchestra for the Nutcracker, and if Cincinnati is doing a better job with their opera, symphony and ballet.

RAD Interview - Mike Gable - Pittsburgh Department of Public Works - Jul 24, 2019

Mike Gable talks about everything the Department of Public Works does for the residents of the city of Pittsburgh, as well as for the visitors to Pittsburgh.

RAD Interview - Jason Riley - Tickets for Kids - Jul 17, 2019

Tickets for Kids provides free access for low-income and at-risk kids to attend the arts, cultural, educational, and athletic venues of their community.  Executive Director, Jason Riley, stopped by WQED-FM to tell us more about this community resource!



RAD Interview - South Hills Chorale - Jul 16, 2019

Rick Smith of the South Hills Chorale stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about the group - it's history, along with plans for their 2019-2020 season.



RAD Interview - Chamber Music Pittsburgh - Kristen Linfante - Jul 15, 2019

The Executive Director of Chamber Music Pittsburgh, Kristen Linfante, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about all things Chamber Music Pittsburgh - their summer series, the upcoming season, their outreach and education projects, and what pieces Kristin is working on at the moment!



RAD Interview - North Hills Art Center - Jul 11, 2019

Founded in 1959, the North Hills Art Center is a place where people throughout the North Hills and surrounding areas could come and learn, express themselves, and appreciate all forms of art.  Each year, the Center presents five Gallery Shows and one or two Artisan Markets.  The Center's Executive Director, Kim Freithaler, and Board President Diane Pontoriero stopped by to tell us all about the North Hills Art Center.