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
OnQ reports on A+ Schools, an independent, community alliance for public education that's improving student achievement and test scores in the Pittsburgh Public School District. The lessons learned can benefit teachers, students, and board members in all of our region's school districts.
Dave & Dave visit Pittsburgh's Greater International Airport for a look behind, inside and even under the curtain to explain the mystery of just exactly what happens to your suitcase when it disappears behind the ticket counter and magically ends up aboard your plane. And if that weren't enough the foremost expert on airport baggage tells us the one type of bag you should NEVER use!
OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes to the fields of Washington County, Pennsylvania, to hunt for arrow heads. He finds some - dating back to 3000 B.C.
Foreign correspondent Betsy Hiel and photographer Justin Merriman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently spent several weeks in Pakistan. They talk with OnQ's Tonia Caruso about the region, their experiences and the latest developments in the war on terror.
Bodies: The Exhibition, on display at the Carnegie Science Center, is startling, educational and controversial. In this special OnQ special edition, panelists and guests discuss sensitivity, ethics, religion, education and other issues involving the exhibit.
That's California - as in PA. WQED's Rick Sebak and crew discovered a 1938 movie featuring the Washington County town along the Monongahela River. Rick produced this story just for OnQ viewers, highlighting the old film and the folks from the California Area Historical Society who hope to preserve the movie for years to come.
The new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville is a $625 million new facility that promises comfort, technical advancements, boosts one of the largest family resource centers of any pediatric hospital in the world, and most of all is kid-friendly. OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes us inside for a look inside the new facility while OnQ’s Tonia Caruso takes us for one last nogalstic look down the hallways of Children’s Hospital’s Oakland campus which has served millions of area families over the years.
The trend toward "gourmet cupcakes" started in New York City, and it's now showing up here in Pittsburgh. OnQ visits two of Pittsburgh's specialty bakeries, Dozen Cupcakes and CoCo's Cupcake Cafe.
Chances are you've seen the TV commercials. A big change is coming in the way we watch television. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the digital conversion and what it means if your television still relies on rabbit ears and rooftop antennas.