As part of the Allegheny County Library Association's 10th anniversary celebration of "One Book, One Community," Dan Gediman will be making public appearances today and Wednesday.
Mr. Gediman is editor of "This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women." He is executive director of This I Believe Inc, a nonprofit in Louisville, Ky., that produces the public radio series of the same name.
He will be at Essential Public Radio's studios in Bedford Square on the South Side from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today. On Wednesday, he will be at Duquesne University's Gumberg Library on Forbes Avenue from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The latter will be a brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided.
Registration is suggested at onebookonecommunity.org or by calling 412-921-1123, ext. 305.
"This I Believe" was this year's selection for the ACLA's "One Book, One Community" program. The book was edited by Jay Allison and has been a New York Times best-seller.
It features 80 essayists -- 60 from the NPR series and 20 from the 1950s series -- sharing their deeply held beliefs.
The local public launch of the program began in early March and invited libraries to host events to inspire conversation, encompassing book discussions, conversation groups and writing groups. The "One Book" concept was developed in 1996. In Allegheny County, the first book was Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," in 2003.
Former KDKA-AM programming director Marshall Adams was recently named to a similar post at 106.7 WYAY-FM in Atlanta. The former music station -- "Atlanta's Greatest Hits" -- will go all-news within the month. Station owner Cumulus Media has yet to rename the new station.
WQED-FM 89.3 is adding a little glee to the week, beginning today.
Seven days of fundraising will be "Glee"-themed, with singing groups from local schools and organizations participating as on-air special guests. Glee clubs and choirs scheduled to get their tunes on include Colfax Elementary in Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel Area High School Concert Choir, Upper St. Clair High School, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Bach Choir, Mendelssohn Choir, Shadyside Presbyterian Church choir, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 and Winchester Thurston School.
Go to wqed.org/fm for more information.tvradio
Maria Sciullo: email@example.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG. First Published May 1, 2012 12:45 AM