The Green Compass Season 6
Where we are and where we are going…
In July 2014, thirty-two recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.
Diamond, Demetrius, Josh and Kevin interview Jamin Bogi (Group Against Smog and Pollution), Phil Johnson (The Heinz Endowments) and Neil Donahue (Carnegie Mellon University) about the impact of wood burning on air quality.
Diamen, Rosa and Javon interview Nate Brown (Family Resources) and Jason Harris, Taymar Fields, Tramell Perry and Aaqila Youngblood (public housing residents) about misconceptions surrounding life in public housing communities.
Jack, Bani, Juliana and Benjamin interview Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, Mitch Swain (Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council), Pennsylvania State House Representative Ed Gainey and Heather Harr (Pennsylvania League of Women Voters) about the importance and effectiveness of bringing issues to the attention of elected officials.
DeVaughn, Sarah and Courtney interview Olga George (KDKA), Sabrina Saunders (Strong Women, Strong Girls) and Denise Johnson (Drumbeat Communications) about often-overlooked career challenges faced by African-American women.
Jordan, Deion, Jabari and Willie interview Ty Miller (American Urban Radio Network), Regis Ryan (PennLive.com) and Marcus Robinson (Pittsburgh Bullets) about whether Pittsburgh could sustain an NBA franchise.
Davis, Matthew and Breanna interview Donald Woytowitz, MD (University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Cancer Center) and Lars Perner, Ph. D. (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California) about the ethics of healthcare advertising.
Symphony, Donshae and Malik interview Tiffany Crumby (substitute teacher), Liana Maneese (A+ Schools), Peter Jenkins (City Charter High School) and students from five Pittsburgh Public high schools about differing approaches and resources for preparing high school seniors for life after graduation.
Monye and William interview Pennsylvania State House Representative Ed Gainey, Kevin Mickens (East Liberty Development Corporation) and Justin Strong (AVA Lounge) about past and current East Liberty redevelopment efforts.
Allie, Nicholas and Elizabeth interview Sonya Besagar (University of Pittsburgh South Asian Student Association), Gita Maharaja (Duquesne University) and Melissa Reinert (University of Pittsburgh) about difficulties international students often face on Pittsburgh college campuses.
Sarah interviews Kayla Bowyer (Amachi Pittsburgh), Rev. Dr. Jermaine McKinley (Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Homewood), Sabrina Saunders (Strong Women, Strong Girls) and Bridgett Creach (parent) about expectations African-American women face with respect to hairstyles.
Madeline, Sabrina and Ken interview Maryann Frazier (Penn State University), Steve Repasky (Burgh Bees) and Courtney Perkins, Heather Tarter and Garrett Graff (amateur beekeepers) about honey bees and beekeeping.