Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis
WQED, in partnership with Highmark, brings you a series that examines the topic of hunger and food insecurity in Southwestern PA.
In this episode, Tonia Caruso gives us a breakdown on the statistics on hunger in our region and find out what local organizations are doing to help those in need. Chris Moore finds out how hunger is affecting the youngest of us and Michael Bartley learns how some are combating the issue through the practice of gleaning.
Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis aired on Oct 11, 2012.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
We celebrate 45 years of dance and history with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and travel back to the 50’s to do some duck pin bowling. We’ll also join the Bricolage Production Company for their 10th installment of Bricolage Urban Scrawl before meeting a young African American man who is looking to make his mark in the world of dance by starting his own dance company.
Original airdate: Apr 21, 2015
The animal kingdom is the focus of this episode. We’ll introduce you to a doctor at the National Aviary who is using human medical techniques to develop treatments for birds, a veterinarian who’s made a safe haven for big cats and a group of volunteers who have made looking after the regions feral cat population their mission.
Original airdate: Apr 02, 2015
In this episode we bring you stories of organ donors and the people whose lives they saved. First, the story of a young man whose tragic passing saved the life of five others. Then a story on the need for African American bone marrow donors, followed by the efforts by a group of Transplant Guardian Angels at UPMC who help ease the anxiety of transplant patients and their families.
Original airdate: Mar 19, 2015
We focus on the contributions of African Americans to our history and our future. Find out what people in the region are doing to celebrate the work of playwright August Wilson, then learn more about those who marched for their right to vote. We’ll meet a man who crossed racial lines in sports in 1950 and how he’s making a difference in Pittsburgh today before getting a look at an exhibit at the City-County Building aimed at honoring those who are paving the way for future generations.
Original airdate: Feb 26, 2015
In this episode, we focus on artists. First, we’ll meet a man who is using his passion for art to pay tribute to his hometown of Braddock. Then we’ll hear the soulful sound of local singer and songwriter Bridgette Perdue before getting a lesson in improvisational dance from Gia Cacalano. We'll introduce you to this gifted dancer who now heads not one but two local dance companies.
Original airdate: Feb 19, 2015
This episode of Pittsburgh 360 is all about education and the inventive ways in which educators are using technology to change the way students are learning. We begin at Elizabeth Forward Middle School where students are using tools like laser engravers and 3D printers in the classroom. Then we’ll go to a school in Butler County where students are advancing their skills in math, science and more through gaming. Finally, we get the look at the learning trend of digital badging.
Original airdate: Jan 29, 2015