Pittsburgh Mayoral Race: Luke Ravenstahl
Luke Ravenstahl was once considered too young and inexperienced to hold the job of mayor when he stepped into the position after the death of Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor. But as the Democratic incumbent tells OnQ's Chris Moore, after three years in office and constant campaigning for special elections, Ravenstahl says he has grown into the job and is ready to serve a full term on his own merits.
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This week the gang discusses the attempted airline attack and the subsequent airport security measures, Mayor Ravenstahl's new plan for Pittsburgh, the new City Council President and members, and the Rendell's approval of table games.
The panel discusses the shooting at Fort Hood, the 2009 Elections, local school closings, the county's plan to collect from non-profits, and a local tea party protest. Special guest: Mark DeSantis.
Guest Dr. Robert Weyant talks about the disparities that are associated in rural areas and people without dental insurance; the need for more programs to address the problem; and the current programs that are in place to help those in need.
A photographer from the North Side who's lived with HIV for 23 years, and a painter from North Oakland who has tested negative - also for 23 years. They are just two of many artists donating work to a cause that helps countless people. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley tells the story of a group called Persad and its art auction that takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
OnQ visits the Pittsburgh Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill, an internationally-renowned center for the treatment of children with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Reverend Robert Graetz - Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A boycott that was supported by very few white people. In tonight's cover story you'll meet Reverend Robert Graetz who will share his expereinces during the Civil Rights Era and his new book "A White Preacher's Message on Race and Reconciliation."