OffQ: Feb. 26, 2009
And then there were two... John McIntire and Bill Green couldn't make it tonight because of the snow but Valerie and Heather refuse to dissappoint. The ladies discuss Pittsburgh School District's snow days, the recent shooting over a parking spot, the city's ever widening pothole problem, and the Health Care Summit.
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This new exhibit at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is unlike any other in the country. OnQ explores the Tropical Forest - which took years of careful planning and visits to Thailand.
OnQ's Michael Bartley hosts a discussion on the much-debated proposed City of Pittsburgh tuition tax. Council members Ricky Burgess, Theresa Kail-Smith, and Bill Peduto join Chatham University President Esther Barazzone and Pitt graduate student Daniel Jimenez, as council prepares to vote on whether to tax local university students to satisfy the city's pension deficit.
He started making watches when he was 19. Today, at age 29, Michael Kobold's watches sell for thousands of dollars. OnQ's Chris Moore has more on the Pittsburgh watchmaker and his latest challenge: climbing Mount Everest!
These 80 acres in Upper St. Clair and South Fayette have seen their share of human use and abuse. But Wingfield Pines is now home to abundant wildlife, trails, and most importantly a natural filtering system that is helping restore Chartiers Creek. OnQ shows how this Allegheny Land Trust project is transforming ugly orange mine discharge into pristine water, giving new life to a local water shed.