The Green Compass Season 1
“Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh – Where we are and where we are going.”
21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2009 internship program focused on environmental issues, students developed radio features covering a range of environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the documentaries presented here were entirely conceived and created by the students.
Emily Tant and Kaila Elliott speak with Penny Lodge (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh) and artist Tim Kaulen.
Jillian Andrews and Paula Simon speak with rising juniors at Duquesne University (Natalie) and Carnegie Mellon (Micah).
Sarah Gilmer and Mark Dissen speak with Thomas Baxter (Friends of the Riverfront) and John Schombert (Three Rivers Wet Weather).
Charmaine Clarke and Danté Haywood speak with Dr. Craig Smith (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Scott Faber (The Children’s Institute)
Fifa Clervil, Andrew Nelson and Darcie Mather speak with Caitlin Lenahan (Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest).
Caitlin Duffy speaks with Dana Rizzo (Penn State Cooperative Extension, Westmoreland County).
Will Morrill and Alfreda Adams speak with Jake Milofsky (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy) and Caren Glotfelty (The Heinz Endowments).
Felecia Brown, Liz Moody and Ben Rubino speak with Dr. Nancy Gift (Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham University), Ned Brockmeyer and Nida Lapsys (Student Conservation Association) and North Side teens working to clean up the environment.
Brian Brown and Liz Clark speak with Curt Gettman (The Sprout Fund) and people walking along Penn Avenue in East Liberty.
Brian Gaudio and Medina Bey speak with adults at the North Side Senior Center and children at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Fifa Clervil, Andrew Nelson and Darcie Mather speak with Christine Astorino about the therapeutic effects of urban gardens.
Rising college freshmen from The Heinz Endowments Summer Internship Program discuss the eleven radio documentaries they produced in July at the SLB studios. Originally aired on SLB Aug 08, 2009.
This series was produced at the studios of The Saturday Light Brigade and was created and made possible by The Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Program.
Special thanks to Kara Drabick, Erin Drischler, Kaitlyn Kirby, Abby Robinson, Zeke Rediker, Michael Surh, Laura Cranville and Alexandra Zabierek (senior summer interns), Wayne Jones and Marge Petruska (The Heinz Endowments) and all summer intern host locations (United Way of Allegheny County, Sarah Heinz House, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Sustainable Pittsburgh).