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YES: To Kill A Mockingbird

November 12, 2016 – 11:15 am
NEA_logo_small-01 From 11/12/2016: In collaboration with Prime Stage Theatre Company and in support of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read initiative, Pittsburgh Youth Media reporters Matthew Miramontes (12th grade, Cornell), Zoe Vongtau (11th grade, Baldwin) and Sienna Rodriguez (12th grade, PA Cyber) with reflections on To Kill A Mockingbird. Also joining us are Oscar-nominated actress Mary Badham (who played Scout in the 1962 film) and Grace Vensel (6th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) who plays Scout in the Prime Stage production of this classic, 11/11 to 11/13, New Hazlett Theater.

Interview: STEMisphere, Alana Kulesa

October 22, 2016 – 9:00 am
img_2346 From 10/22/2016: Alana Kulesa of Carnegie Science Center with details on STEMisphere, a community resource for parents, educators, students and organizations.

YES: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Jekyll & Hyde

October 15, 2016 – 10:45 am
img_2084 From 10/15/2016: Performers Brecken Farrel (15, Knoch), Addison Albert (18, Knoch), Elena Doyno (17, Allderdice), Mia Schmidtetter (17, Fox Chapel), Sabina May (17, Moon), and Nick Cortazzo (17, Baldwin) preview Pittsburgh Musical Theater's production of Jekyll and Hyde, 10/20 through 10/23, Byham Theater.

YES: 2016 WQED WriteOn!

September 24, 2016 – 10:05 am
dsc_0001 From 09/24/2016: WQED WriteOn! competition honorees Raya Merritt (7, Hampton Central Elementary), Elly Strittmatter (10, South Fayette), Isabella Nickola (7, St. Louise de Marillac), Colby Zimmer (8, Bower Hill Elementary), Sarah White (11, Hampton MS), Caraline Sommer (10, Gill Hall Elementary), and Charlize Donaldson (9, Abraham Lincoln Elementary) talk about their writing in advance of Passages & Prose: A Gathering of Authors & Their Books 10/01 (10am - 4pm), Cooper-Siegel Community Library, Fox Chapel.

YES: Real Teens, Steeltown Entertainment

September 3, 2016 – 11:00 am
From 09/03/2016: Steeltown Entertainment Project teens Alex Hunter (17, Allderdice), Gaige Grzelka (15, Baldwin), Josh Bullock (17, Allderdice) and teaching artist, Haji Muya, talk about their TV show, The Real Teens.

YES: Ralph Munn Creative Writing Honorees

August 27, 2016 – 11:05 am
IMG_1955 From 08/27/2016: Mahima Reddy (17, Upper St. Claire) and Megan Williams (17, Ben Avon) read prose from their award-winning entries in the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Live Music: John & Wendy Mackin and Nathan Zoob

August 6, 2016 – 12:00 pm
IMG_1887 From 08/06/2016: The John & Wendy Mackin Band and Nathan Zoob preview the Eden Hall Bluegrass Festival presented as part of the Chatham University Eden Hall Summer Series in collaboration with Calliope, 8/13 ( 3 to 10 pm), Eden Hall Campus, Gibsonia.

3rd Annual Youth Garden Summit

August 2, 2016 – 1:19 pm
grow-pittsburgh2 On August 2, 2016, youth affiliated with Grow Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Braddock Youth Project and Wilkinsburg Youth Project came together to celebrate and share their experiences working in gardens around the city over the summer.

Live Music: Daphne Alderson

July 9, 2016 – 9:00 am
IMG_1481 From 07/09/2016: Daphne Alderson in advance of her performance honoring Edith Piaf's 1956 recital at Carnegie Hall as part of the Opera Theater Summerfest, 7/14, 7:30pm, Falk Auditorium at Winchester Thurston.

Propel Northside: City of Asylum’s Exiled Writers

June 10, 2016 – 1:32 pm
p1030466 SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Northside and City of Asylum, convened a group of students to create oral histories with exiled writers from City of Asylum's Writer Residency program.