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Shattered Glass Podcast hosts Marita Garrett & Monica Small Hershberger narrated the PSO's Thursday and Friday "Fierce and Female" concerts. (Image provided by the PSO)

On Thursday and Friday, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed a pair of hour-long concerts of music composed entirely by female composers for roughly 4,000 local sixth-graders.


Most classical music programs are dominated by male composers and orchestras around the country are under scrutiny for a lack of diversity in programming.


PSO associate conductor Andres Franco led the orchestra, and Shattered Glass podcast hosts Marita Garrett and Monica Hershberger narrated the event. Shattered Glass tells the stories of extraordinary women shattering the glass ceiling...

100 Days of Appalachia

February 01, 2017

Shattered Glass” is a podcast supported by The Sprout Fund, created with Monica Hershberger, 27, Marita Garrett, 30, and Jessica Kaminsky, 30,  of Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg. Hear their first podcast.


Hershberger: We are recording the ‘Shattered Glass’ podcast. It’s a podcast of extraordinary women shattering the glass ceiling. So, we’ll be talking to lot of women in leadership and seeing how they got there and what barriers they faced. Onward and upward straight through the glass!

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March 20, 2018

Kay Oyegun

Shortly after celebrating their one-year anniversary, Shattered Glass, (, a podcast sharing stories of extraordinary women shattering the glass ceiling, is releasing their interview with Kay Oyegun, lead story writer of the critically acclaimed NBC TV show, “This Is Us” and OWN original series, “Queen Sugar”.


February 21, 2018

Shattered Glass Turns ONE!

Shattered Glass, (, a podcast sharing stories of extraordinary women shattering the glass ceiling, is celebrating their first birthday with a live interview with Meredith Meyer Grelli, owner of Wigle Whiskey and 2018 James Beard Semi Finalist at Wigle Whiskey’s distillery in the Strip District.  

“Over the past year, we have shared stories of a James Beard Award Winning chef (Jamilka Borges), Allegheny County Controller (Chelsa Wagner), and an advocate for refugees and immigrants (Betty Cruz). Their stories just begin to scratch the surface of the varied, impressive stories of powerful women in leadership” said Monica Hershberger, co-host.

Podcast co-host and Mayor of Wilkinsburg Marita Garrett said, "As a woman in leadership, I’m happy to change our narrative. We deserve more women in leadership. We’re going to take our seats at the table and make room for more women in future generations.”


February 07, 2017


An awardee of the 100 Days of US campaign run by the Sprout Fund, Shattered Glass is a podcast focusing on interviewing women in leadership in the Pittsburgh region and beyond...

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