The local art scene, job prospects and affordability were some of the reasons why Pittsburgh has received national honors for being one of the “most livable” cities in the country. But what we want to know is why the folks who call our fair city home live here. What’s brought them here and, perhaps more importantly, what keeps them around year after year. Why live here is the question and Rick Sebak seeks out the answer from the people in this “most livable” city.
Original airdate: Mar 28, 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
In June 2012, the North Side Leadership Conference held a special North Side Sandwich Week competition at the Penn Brewery. Cameraman Bob Lubomski and producer Rick Sebak went to sample some of the sandwiches (like the Roethlisburgers in the photo -- they were cut into smaller pieces!), and now we've put together this report celebrating ten great spots to get outstanding North Side sandwiches.
Original airdate: Mar 14, 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
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’ll take a look back at a tragic event in Lawrenceville history, give you a preview of an upcoming series, and, like a moth to the flame, we’ll draw you in with some true stories.
Original airdate: Feb 07, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360,we look back to the early days of WQED, flash forward to its present, and focus on our future. We celebrate 40 years of WQED FM, see how children with disabilities are learning to play, and we'll give you a peak at the Best of WQED!
Original airdate: Jan 31, 2013
It's the most viewed non-commercial site with over a million hits a week. Every Sunday, people send in their secrets on a creative postcard and have them posted on the called PostSecret. What has made the website even more popular are the videos that are posted, videos that are created in Pittsburgh. We take you on the road to meet the creator of PostSecret as well as some local people who have made PostSecret so popular.
Original airdate: Jan 28, 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