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Fireside chat. Coffee shop meetup. Stuck in an elevator together. What would you ask if you had 1:1 time with some of the biggest thinkers in the region?

 

Watch the videos below to get the download from these speakers, exclusively from the TEDxPittsburgh stage. 

Emmai Alaquiva "How the Arts Saved My Life"

From experiencing homelessness to becoming an Emmy Award Winner. Filmmaker Emmai Alaquiva sits down for an interview conducted by acclaimed author Damon Young to discuss how art saved his life and has also been a positive force for his family. Alaquiva and Young get into specifics about cinematic influences and how that affects how he approaches every shoot. 

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Joanne Rogers "Make Goodness Attractive"

Acclaimed concert pianist and child advocate Joanne Rogers, shares her perspective on the legacy of kindness that she and her late husband, Fred Rogers espoused. She shares stories on her musical performance career and thoughts on one of Mister Rogers' most famous quotes leading to her ideas on kindness and reconciliation.
Interview conducted by Bridget Daley. 

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Aradhna Oliphant "What Cities Can Learn From Leadership Theory"

Urban centers are increasingly the home to the majority of the Earth's population. Leadership expert, and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, Aradhna Oliphant reveals how and why cities can apply lessons to create a more livable, inclusive, and productive space. 
Interview conducted by Bridget Daley. 

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Sandra Gould Ford "When We Teach Writing,
We Teach Empathy"

Sandra Gould Ford is an artist and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. One of her many achievements was starting a creative writing program at the Allegheny County Jail. In this interview she reviews her experience in this work and uncovers what else students learn along the way. A former student, Eric Boyd, also takes the stage to read a short piece of his work. Interview conducted by Michelle King

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You can see our next in depth interview on the TEDxPittsburgh stage on June 15 at the Byham Theater. Get tickets now.