New Episodes Every Other Thursday

Short Takes is a new documentary web series produced by Via Studios Global. Featuring topics ranging from dramatic and edgy to cute, quirky, thrilling and more, VSG’s “Short Takes” aims to provide an entertaining look at the people and places that make Pennsylvania (and beyond) so unique. This bi-weekly web series is created by VSG’s award-winning team of producer/directors, offering fresh insights and engaging content in a cinematic indie-documentary style. 


A View from Apollo 11 Mission Control

Posted by Kris Hendrickson on

NASA flight director and Old Forge Native Glynn Lunney shares firsthand experiences

Read More

Dianne Modestini: Exhuming History With Every Brushstroke

Last Updated by Kris Hendrickson on

Discover the craft, work ethic and philosophy that drives the art conservator responsible for restoring the world’s most expensive painting.

Read More

DJs Helping Students Make the Right Choices

Last Updated by Kris Hendrickson on

DJ Choices spread the message of hope, fighting the Opioid epidemic with A/V flair.

Read More

For This Motorcycle Collector, The Ride Never Ends

Posted by Jim Donnelly on

It started as a simple storage facility for collectible motorcycle parts. Now it’s a town.

Read More

Take To The Sky

Last Updated by Drew Morgan on

Fly along with pilot Austin Shartle, one of the youngest airline captains in the world

Read More

American Icon: Mack Trucks Historical Museum

Last Updated by John Mikulak on

Commemorating the legendary brand that literally helped build our nation

Read More

Jim Cara: Guitar Builder to the Stars

Last Updated by Jim Donnelly on

Jim Cara is a custom guitar builder starting the Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars.

Read More

A League of Her Own: Salty Sands Ferguson

Last Updated by Jim Donnelly on

The story of Salty Sands, member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Read More

The Man Who Became Uncle Ted

Last Updated by Jim Donnelly on

Beyond his popular TV show... there's another side of Uncle Ted most people do not know

Read More

Roller Derby: Past, Present and Future

Last Updated by Jim Donnelly on

Explore Roller Derby from its humble beginnings to its rise as a leading street sport

Read More

Photo Gallery

PBS Kids
VIA Passport


NPR Headlines

How A 10-Year-Old-Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth

Greg Force was just a boy when his father, the director of a NASA tracking station in Guam, called home with an...

Do You Need That Surgery? How To Decide, And How To Pick A Surgeon If You Do

When you have a serious health problem that calls for surgery, the last thing you need is the stress of navigating...

Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical

Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was...

VIDEO: Man Scales Down At Least 14 Stories Of High-Rise After Fire Reported

It's not clear why the Philadelphia man left the building this way. It is clear that he's a very skilled climber...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero's Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are...


ArtScene Calendar