OffQ: Dec. 11, 2009
Tonight the gang discusses Mayor Ravenstahl's deadline for the tuition tax, Obama's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and the loss of another Pittsburgh police officer.
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This report focuses on teen suicide seminars launched in conjunction with the OnQ documentary Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival & Hope. Coordinated by WQED's education Program, the seminars were open to school counselors, teachers, coaches and others who work with adolescents and teens. Seminar leader Dr. Paula McCommons, of the STAR Outreach Center, identifies risk factors, signs of depression and other ways to help teens and their families.
The countdown is on for the digital television conversion. If you've recently bought a new TV, are you wondering what to do with the old one? OnQ's Tonia Caruso explains how you can safely recycle your old television.
From bent flutes, to cellos backed over by the family car - the instrument repair specialists at Volkwein's Music have seen it all - but still manage to bring new life to old, damaged instruments. OnQ's Beth Dolinar reports on this local music institution.
In this expanded interview, Allegheny Land Trust Executive Director Roy Kraynyk discusses the restoration of Wingfield Pines and successful efforts to control acid mine drainage in Chartiers Creek.