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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We’ll revisit the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, which honors the victims and tells the story of one of the biggest single disasters of the 19th century. Then we go on a "Segway" tour of the Clarion River Valley before going inside Bonnie's Bus, which provides life-saving mammograms to women in rural West Virginia.

Original airdate: Feb 23, 2012


Michael Bartley introduces us to a local group that is helping teen moms beat the odds, Michael also takes you behind the scenes of an exciting new talk show shot right here at WQED, and Tonia Caruso introduces us to a father and son who've opened the first local distillery since the end of Prohibition.

Original airdate: Feb 16, 2012


In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, contributor Mike Lee shows us the science behind reclaiming ground zero after the attacks on 9/11, Michael Bartley introduces us to a woman who is inspiring others by showing them "The Sunny Side of Cancer", and we get a clue about a local acting troupe serving up mystery with a meal.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 2012


Tonia Caruso introduces us to a young boy who is getting a big boost in school from a small robot, Michael Bartley shows us how some local students are overcoming obstacles and letting their talents shine through F.A.M.E, and Chris Moore takes us on a tour of some ancient artifacts from the land of the bible.

Original airdate: Jan 12, 2012


In this episode, Chris Fennimore visits a Forest Hills bakery, whose custom cakes are works of art. Michael Bartley goes behind the scenes at the Lawrenceville cookie tour, and Pittsburgh 360 takes you to an out of the way restaurant with just one chef, and a reservation list four weeks long!

Original airdate: Dec 22, 2011


We’ll meet a local minister who uses the arts to keep teens away from trouble then go for a tour of a Faberge art exhibit. A local inventor shows how to easily synchronize holiday lights to music and we’ll highlight an exhibit of pictures of Pittsburgh, shot by photographers who know the city best.

Original airdate: Dec 15, 2011


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