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First Ladies

Political Role and Public Image - Although they are not paid or elected, they are influential figures in U.S. politics. OnQ Contributor Carol Lee Espy takes you on a tour of a unique exhibit of America's First Ladies.

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Sweet Success!

Most small businesses have a tough start, some don't even get off the ground. But 14-year-old Lani Lazzari of Pittsburgh created her own face and body scrub business, Simple Sugars...

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World War II Women Veterans

They answered the call to join the military after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. OnQ's Chris Moore profiles several local women who served their country.

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WWII Veteran: Julie Parsons

Ms. Parsons is a World War II Veteran who was stationed in Washington, D.C. working on the highly “Top-Secret” efforts to decode the German U-Boat communications.

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WWII Veteran: Laurette Smith Cribbins

Ms. Cribbins is a World War II Veteran who was a “Rosie the Riveter" for the Dravo Corp.

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A Lifetime of Songs: Ann Walko

Ann Walko has sung the folks songs of her Carpatho-Rusyn heritage all of her life. At the age of 100, Ann is now working to preserve them. With the help...

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Rachel Carson's Legacy

Long before most people understood the crucial connection between our environment and our health, a woman from Springdale, Allegheny County raised a warning flag...

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Steelerettes

Many Pittsburghers may have forgotten, but the Steelers had the first cheerleading squad in the NFL. The Steelerettes revved up the home crowd from 1961 to 1970. OnQ's Tonia Caruso...

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A Beautiful Life

102 year old Mrs. Lillian Allen talks to Chris Moore about a life well lived. Through old photos and film Horizons chronicles Mrs. Allen's entrepreneurship during the heyday...

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