Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward
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.
Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward aired on Feb 26, 2015.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
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Original airdate: Mar 03, 2011
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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
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Original airdate: Dec 16, 2010
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Original airdate: Dec 09, 2010