Tonia Caruso examines the complexities of the gun control debate. Gun experts, community groups, representatives from the mental health community and more weigh in on the issues and obstacles in the search for common ground. And as the arguing continues in Washington, Debra Germany of Pittsburgh isn't waiting for politicians. After her son was shot and killed, she's determined to make a difference by stopping gun violence in her community.
Original airdate: May 30, 2013
After the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, the torch has been passed to a new generation of leadership in the African American community in Pittsburgh. You could call them "The New Trailblazers." Reporter Harold Hayes explores the careers of attorney Blaine Jones and PA Rep. Ed Gainey. The program shows how they are making their mark in law and politics, while offering perspective from those who once walked in their shoes.
Original airdate: May 13, 2013
WQED's Chris Moore hosts this forum during which Democratic candidates discuss how they'd work to improve Pittsburgh's future.
Original airdate: May 02, 2013
How are girls portrayed in the media? How does this impact their decisions, behaviors, and sense of self? Join us as we explore these topics and offer some iQ: smartparent advice on how to talk with your children about gender inequity in the media.
Original airdate: Apr 25, 2013
WQED's Chris Moore and The Pittsburgh Foundation's Grant Oliphant host a forum for the democratic candidates in the Pittsburgh mayoral race. The topic is "Race and Poverty."
Original airdate: Apr 25, 2013
This episode continues a series that reports on African American men and boys in positive and mentoring roles. "Journey to Medicine" follows middle school students, medical school students and seasonedprofessional physicians as they pursue careers in medicine.
Original airdate: Mar 18, 2013
This documentary profiles Pittsburgh native Lou Astorino, the only American in history to design a building at the Vatican. Astorino's "Chapel of the Holy Spirit" is where cardinals pray before choosing a new pope. WQED's production team is granted unprecedented access to the chapel, which is closed to the public. Production team: reporter Michael Bartley, producer/writer David Solomon, camera/editing Paul Ruggieri, camera Frank Caloiero.
Original airdate: Mar 12, 2013
This episode continues a series that reports on African American men and boys in positive and mentoring roles. “Media Men” focuses on communications careers. Featured profiles include Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman, WQED/PCNC/KDKA Radio host Chris Moore, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Sidney Davis, and social media networker Alex Simmons.
Original airdate: Feb 25, 2013
Join WQED-FM radio personalities Jim Cunningham, Anna Singer and Ted Sohier as they commemorate 40 years of classical music and the arts in Pittsburgh. In this celebratory program, local arts leaders reminisce about WQED-FM and there will be performances from nearly 30 local musicians, singers and dancers.
Original airdate: Jan 26, 2013