Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.
Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009
Within a ten mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities recently opened a free health center to provide immediate relief to people from all backgrounds.
For boys, scouting has a long track record of building character and bolstering self-esteem. In this report, prominent Pittsburgh men reflect on their achievement of earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. OnQ contributor Andy Masich reports.
Local and state agencies increase awareness among private citizens, public officials and business leaders about poverty. Through a roleplay simulation, participants experience what poverty actually feels like.
The land where the Clarion River meets the Allegheny is rich with history and natural beauty. And now the little town that's perched there is enjoying a tourism boom, thanks in part to a strange but snazzy way to tool around. OnQ contributor Beth Dolinar has the story of Foxburg and its Segway Tours.
When 19 of the largest economies and the European Union get together making decisions affecting the whole world, activists and protest groups follow. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on some of these activists and the roles they play. (From 9-23-09)
This Pittsburgh organization provides a supportive environment for disadvantaged girls, boosting their self-esteem, and providing hope for a successful life. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.
Four children coping with the loss of their father get help from Highmark's Caring Place. OnQ contributor Lynn Sawyer reports.
Featured guests include Jonathan Weinkle, M.D., an internist and pediatrician with the Squirrel Hill Health Center.
This non-profit organization provides free medical foot examinations and shoes to the less fortunate men of the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on how Our Hearts to Your Soles was founded by two high school students on a mission to help others.