OffQ: Jan. 29, 2010
This week the gang discusses President Obama's State of the Union address, the controversy surrounding the alleged beating of Jordan Miles by Pittsburgh Police, the closing of UPMC Braddock, and the State's move to ban cell phones. Special Guest: David DeAngelo.
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Larry Klukaszewski is an elementary school teacher in New Kensington who has found a second career painting sports figures on NFL footballs and other memorabilia. His "Klu Sports Art" is scoring big with professional athletes and fans.
Local breast cancer survivors are working to help other newly-diagnosed patients adjust to life after surgery. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how the Strength & Courage Excerise DVD they created is making a big impact on so many women's lives.
The Meadows Lanes has been an oasis for black bowlers in Homewood since 1974. It's history in Pittsburgh, which goes back through duck pins and the 1940's, of putting some of the first integrated teams on the pro women's tour is remarkable. Despite recent hard times "This House" continues to train young African American bowlers for the future.
The announcement has stunned this declining urban community. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on the hospital closure, the concern about lost safety nets, as well as reporting on the safety nets that will remain in place for those who need them.