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Live Music: Vince Burns & Carla Dundes

September 16, 2023 – 11:05 am | 23 views
Vince-Burns_Carla-Dundes_banner From 09/16/2023: Traditional Irish fiddler, Vincent Burns, joined by whistle player Carla Dundes.

Youth Express: EcoLeader Academy, Sam & Leah

September 16, 2023 – 10:35 am | 39 views
EcoLeaders-Leah-Sam From 09/16/2023: Sam Petrovich (freshman, West Virginia University) and Leah Keen (12th, Mount Lebanon High School) on their experiences during the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens EcoLeader Academy.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Eleanor Edwards

September 16, 2023 – 10:05 am | 19 views
Pittsburgh-Concert-Society-Eleanor From 09/16/2023: Selections on violin with Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award honoree Eleanor Edwards (12th grade, homeschooled).

Interview: TELL Pittsburgh 2023, Kathy Maron-Wood

September 16, 2023 – 8:20 am | 14 views
From 09/16/2023: Kathy Maron-Wood previews TELL Pittsburgh‘s 2023 Virtual Season, beginning at 7 pm on 9/21 with Mike Perry, then Karl Smith on 10/19, Jennifer Munro on 11/16, and the Winter Olio on 12/14.

Interview: Afterschool Welding Lab, Maura Bainbridge

September 16, 2023 – 7:50 am | 12 views
Industrial-Arts-Workshop From 09/16/2023: Maura Bainbridge talking about Industrial Arts Workshop's After School Welding Lab, an opportunity for students ages 14 - 18 to learn technical welding and creative metal sculpture.

Interview: Wings, Water, and Wildlife Festival, Sarah Koenig

September 16, 2023 – 7:20 am | 25 views
Wings-Water-Wildlife From 09/16/2023: Sarah Koenig with information on the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania's Wings, Water, and Wildlife Festival at the Buffalo Creek Nature Park on 9/23, 10 am (Sarver, PA).

Interview: National Day of Play, Adam Zahren

September 16, 2023 – 6:50 am | 11 views
Playful-Pittsburgh_Loose-Parts From 09/16/2023: Adam Zahren from Playful Pittsburgh sharing information about two events at Lytle Land Park in Hazelwood: The National Day of Play on 9/16 at 10 am and The Hazelwood Tree Appreciation Day on 9/22 at 4 pm.

Live Music: Liz Berlin and Friends

September 9, 2023 – 11:05 am | 22 views
Liz-Berlin_banner From 09/09/2023: Music and conversation with Pittsburgh musician Liz Berlin previewing her show at Millvale Days, 9/15, 8 pm, Mr. Smalls Café outdoor stage

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Youth Leadership

September 9, 2023 – 10:35 am | 60 views
Pgh-Youth-Leadership1 From 09/09/2023: Shayne Roth (10th grade, Pittsburgh Obama), John Harris (9th grade, Homeschooled), Adam Bullock (11th, Neighborhood Academy), and Da'Juan Green (9th, Pittsburgh Brashear) from Pittsburgh Youth Leadership sharing their experiences taking biking adventures across America. 

Youth Express: Natalie Augustine, Writer

September 9, 2023 – 10:05 am | 29 views
Natalie-Augustine From 09/09/2023: Natalie Augustine (11th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) reading prose from her award-winning entry in the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.