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Before the Last Chapter: Conversations About the End of Life
A half hour live panel discussion focused on End of Life planning and the myriad of issues families, patients and healthcare providers face when confronted with the end of life.
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Behind Closed Doors
A Town Hall Meeting on Domestic Violence
During this one hour broadcast -- we'll hear from survivors ... law enforcement ... local women's shelters ... and mental health professionals working to help survivors and families put their lives back together.
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Drilling for Answers: The Marcellus Shale Debate
Western Pennsylvania is sitting on what seems like an endless source of natural gas. The drilling promises jobs to a struggling economy, but at what cost? Environmental groups fear the drilling is a disaster waiting to happen and some homeowners say the process has already contaminated their drinking water.
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From Pennsylvania's Dutch Kitchens
Tour through some of the festivals that celebrate German food traditions and life and get a look at how much of the heritage is preserved through recipes handed down through families.
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Gun Violence: Voices and Victims for Change
With support from The Pittsburgh Foundation, WQED presents this multiple platform project encompassing television, interactive, social media and civic engagement. We are telling the stories of people impacted by gun violence, as well as those who are working for positive change.
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Healthy Baby, Healthy Start
WQED is pleased to collaborate with Highmark in addressing the important topics of better maternal and infant health during pregnancy and baby's first year life. This four part series: Healthy Baby, Healthy Start will explore issues related to maternal nutrition, infant mortality, safe sleep for babies and high risk pregnancies.
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Healthy Communities
What makes a healthy community? WQED and Highmark partner to answer that question.
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Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis
Pennsylvania's hunger rate is at its highest level since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began collecting data in 1995. What are the challenges still facing Western Pennsylvania? Where are the success stories? Where can local families find additional support? Is everyone taking advantage of the help that is available? What's happening in urban areas? Does the problem exist in rural areas? What policy issues should be addressed? WQED is pleased to collaborate with Highmark in addressing the vital topics of hunger and food insecurity in this series of televised programs, social media interaction and community outreach.
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In Country: A Vietnam Story
Although it has been more than three decades since the end of one of the most divisive wars in human history, there is a group of Americans making regular pilgrimages to Vietnam with hopes of healing at least some of the old wounds. They call themselves the Friends of Danang. Link below to read producer Minette Seate's blog.
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Jim Crow Pennsylvania
This documentary explores "Jim Crow's" effect and legacy on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a state whose southern border is the Mason-Dixon Line that divided the free north from the slave states.
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Last Chapter, The
Everyone has a story - a life that can be broken down into chapters. For patients with a terminal illness the question becomes: who will write the last chapter?
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Live From Studio A: American Standards
What makes a song a classic? The Emmy-nominated "Live From Studio A" orchestra presents two volumes of American Standards featuring Pittsburgh's top entertainers performing classics.
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Live From Studio A: Holiday Jam
Since 2001 this annual Holiday music show features performers from the Pittsburgh region singing their favorite Holiday tunes.
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Long Road Home
Long Road Home focuses on the compelling stories of Pittsburgh area veterans coping and healing with the emotional wounds of war, after combat in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II. The documentary also explores current treatments and research into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among returning veterans.
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Managing Marcellus
It is a a billion dollar industry, producing billions of cubic feet of natural gas in Pennsylvania every day. A subject of much discussion, debate and deliberation -- concerned citizens, land owners, environmentalists, elected officials and the industry grapple with managing Marcellus Shale.
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Marcellus Shale Debate
A Town Hall Meeting
Western Pennsylvania is sitting on what seems like an endless source of natural gas. The drilling promises jobs to a struggling economy, but at what cost? Environmental groups fear the drilling is a disaster waiting to happen and some homeowners say the process has already contaminated their drinking water.
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Not In Our Town III
Light in the Darkness
WQED is a participant in the Not In Our Town initiative which highlights communities working together to stop hate. Our videos and broadcasts highlight and celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses. These stories have motivated many others to develop their own innovative initiatives which overpower the hateful actions and voices in their communities.
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Pittsburgh From the Air
(Part I)
WQED presents Pittsburgh From The Air in partnership with United States Steel Corporation. This WQED production takes viewers on an aerial sightseeing tour of some of the most visually stunning attractions in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Skyscrapers and rivers, universities, mountains, pastures and parkways are all shot using the latest aerial camera technology.
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Power of 32
32 counties, One vision, the Power of Regional Thinking. In this special, one hour town hall meeting, representatives of the Power of 32 lay out their goals and strategies for 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland. The goal is to create one vibrant region by 2025 by sharing resources and planning in six key areas, the environment, education, transportation and infrastructure, people and communities, governance, and the economy.
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Torchbearers
The Story of Pittsburgh's Freedom Fighters
Revisit Pittsburgh's struggles during the so-called golden era of civil rights, and many of the men and women who lit the way for the generations that followed. Hosted by Chris Moore - of WQED's "Black Horizons" and "OnQ" - and produced by Minette Seate, the special is a celebration of lives driven by a greater purpose.
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War That Made America, The
"The War That Made America" brings to life a vastly important - but often misunderstood - period of American history, a period that set in motion forces that would culminate in the American Revolution. The dramatic documentary tells the story of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), which began in the wilderness of the Pennsylvania frontier and spread throughout the colonies, into Canada, and ultimately around the world.
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