Pittsburgh 360: Power of 32: Economy, Transportation and Infrastructure & Interview with Jay Costa

In this episode, an in-depth look at the Power of 32 regional visioning initiative, which proposes using the Power of 32 counties in four states to create one vibrant region. Tonia Caruso shows viewers how the group's goals could help the region's economy and Michael Bartley focuses on the proposals for improving transportation and infrastructure. The episode also includes a one-on-one interview with Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa, an early proponent of the Power of 32.

Pittsburgh 360: Power of 32: Economy, Transportation and Infrastructure & Interview with Jay Costa aired on Oct 20, 2011.


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In this episode, Michael Bartley sits down with Dr. Linda Lane, the new superintendent of Pittsburgh Public schools to learn her priorities and visions for the district. Also, viewers meet local jazz musician Lou Schreiber. Blind since birth, this 63 year old Bellevue musical genius has played with some of the greatest musicians who've ever lived. Also, in another installment of his "Behind the Line" series, Chris Fennimore profiles Kevin Sousa, owner of the newly opened and critically acclaimed Salt of the Earth restaurant in Garfield.

Original airdate: Feb 03, 2011


In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits 5 Generations Bakers which has revived the Jenny Lee label known so well in Western Pennsylvania for decades. Also, contributor Beth Dolinar visits the Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley, PA to learn about their work with children across Western Pennsylvania. Finally, contributor Doug Oster takes viewers to a local school district where the students get a first hand lesson in composting at the school's cafeteria.

Original airdate: Jan 27, 2011


In this episode, Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a local teen who turned to weight loss surgery to shed 140 pounds and change his life. Also, viewers will meet a local metalsmith who is making jewelry inspired by the local dialect known as "Pittsburghese." Plus, the story of two Carnegie Mellon alumni who started Bossa Nova Robotics where they combine their love of music and science to produce amazing robotic toys.

Original airdate: Jan 13, 2011


This premiere episode of Pittsburgh360 features the Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's support of school music programs in the Pittsburgh region.

Original airdate: Dec 23, 2010


In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits Drunken Angels, the newly opened clothing, jewelry and art storeof a local woman who spent part of the 1990's sleeping under a bridge. Also, in a new series "Behind the Line," Chris Fennimore profiles another one of Pittsburgh's great chefs, Andrew Hebson at the Sonoma Grille. And Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a Fox Chapel woman who creates holiday wreaths from Christmas tree ornaments.

Original airdate: Dec 16, 2010


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso reports on the popularplay and film,"The Chief." Also,Michael Bartley previews a movie about Italian immigrants living in Pittsburgh. Viewers will also travel to the Stockdale Fire Hall to see why its the location of a reunion in the name of pop music.

Original airdate: Dec 09, 2010


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