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


There's lot of talk these days about developing alternative sources of energy. OnQ's Tonia Caruso finds out what's on the horizon and takes a closer look at Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's energy independence strategy.


33-year-old Independent mayoral candidate Kevin Acklin has knocked on almost every door in Pittsburgh, hoping he can use the personal touch to upset incumbent mayor Luke Ravenstahl. OnQ's Michael Bartley tours Acklin's boyhood neighborhood of South Oakland with Acklin as he lays out his vision of economic prosperity for Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.


The Frick Fine Arts Cloister at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland is home to some of the finest art reproductions of the Italian Renaissance period. OnQ's Michael Bartley tours the paintings of Russian artist Nicholas Lochoff.


OnQ profiles the steward of one of Pittsburgh's greatest treasures: the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus.


2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Motorcycle Unit. They are the only police force in the United States to have ridden Harley Davidson Motorcycles for 100 consecutive years. There have been generations of families who have served as Pittsburgh motorcycle officers, and they ride year-round no matter the weather. OnQ's Chris Moore reports.


This urban stream in Frick Park, in Pittsburgh's East End, is one of the finest examples of aquatic ecosystem restoration in the United States. OnQ reports on the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association initiatives that have been so successful.


Obesity won't go away without change. This OnQ report is the first in a special series on obesity, outlining the health risks and the scope of an issue that even has first lady Michelle Obama on a new mission. Tonia Caruso reports.


So many issues to cover, so little time!  The OffQ gang covers a variety of topics including the major oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana, recent weapon and drug possession becoming a huge problem in schools, the Massey Mine explosion and continuing investigation and the massive traffic nightmare expected in the city for the Pittsburgh Marathon and Pens Game on Sunday.


Many patients don't know it, but there are new, exciting technologies in dentistry. OnQ's Michael Bartley shows how some of these innovations can improve your oral health, brighten your smile, and make your trip to the dentist a lot easier.

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