Broken: Women - Families - Opioids

Opioid addiction is destructive across all demographics. But compared to men, women’s addiction can have more devastating implications. Some children are born addicted, while others face uncertain futures because of addicted mothers. Many children are placed in foster care, but an increasing number are being raised by extended family – further disrupting lives. WQED continues its Emmy© Award winning “Hope after Heroin” project with a compelling new documentary exploring how opioid addiction among women is breaking the family bond and changing the fabric of society.

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Broken: Women - Families - Opioids aired on Nov 29, 2017.

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was eight years old when his mother was murdered, the result of domestic violence. WQED's Michael Bartley brings you this compelling documentary that explores Will's troubled childhood, and shows how embracing survivors and speaking out against domestic violence brought him happiness and inner peace.

Original airdate: Oct 30, 2014

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 70% of students, and an equal number of school staff, have seen bullying occur in educational environments. The number increases significantly when including social media and other forms of electronic communication. This discussion program is focused on The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation’s “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” campaign. It reaches Pittsburgh region children with solutions that prepare them to confront this troubling behavior.

Original airdate: Oct 23, 2014

This documentary explores the new role of patients and healthcare providers in a world where information is more readily available than ever before. With patients doing more of their own research and connecting with other patients on-line,  healthcare providers are often interacting with more engaged, informed and empowered patients. Are doctors and nurses ready to embrace this change? Are medical students prepared to encounter more educated patients? Is a more informed patient a "better" patient?

Original airdate: Jun 19, 2014

Today’s dad grew up playing video games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching sci-fi films like Star Wars and Superman. On this episode of iQ:smartparent we’ll explore how digital-age dads are sharing their love of science, tech and media with their kids.

Original airdate: Jun 12, 2014

In this after-the-show bonus content for "iDad," join host Angela Santomero and guests as they answer audience questions and share their advice on ways to share their love of science and technology with their children.

Original airdate: Jun 12, 2014

In this after-the-show bonus content for iDad, join host Angela Santomero and the creators of the You Tube channel babyteeth4.  Guest Bob McLaughlin and his daughters Jillian and Adelaide share their experiences creating videos that have garnered over 60 million views.

Original airdate: Jun 12, 2014