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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A field of dreams has become a reality for thousands of families in Western Pennsylvania at a brand new sports complex in Cranberry Township that includes a baseball stadium designed for children with special needs. There are nearly 100,000 children in the Pittsburgh region identified as having special needs. This sparkling new baseball field will allow these children to play America's favorite pastime without boundaries. OnQ contributor Mike Clark attended the emotional opening day festivities, as many children stepped up to the plate for the first time.
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe is back for an open house at WQED. OnQ takes viewers behind the scenes as the set was rebuilt for a public showing.
This week the gang discusses the sexual assault allegations against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the dismissal of charges against student Jordan Miles, and more health care.
In January, OnQ entered its tenth season as WQED's flagship news magazine broadcast. Throughout 2009, you'll see special reports that show how OnQ evolved into a multiple Emmy-winning program, spawning documentaries, town hall meetings, special series, and music specials. This episode spotlights the impressive stable of contributors who've brought their talent to OnQ viewers.
The newly released book The Paris of Appalachia - Pittsburgh in the Twenty-first Century is getting lots of local attention. OnQ's Michael Bartley sits down with author Brian O'Neill who is also a popular columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
For jukebox and pinball lovers, Music Distributing in Millvale, PA is one of the few remaining keepers of mid-century pop culture. OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes a look at this unique wonderland, slated to fall for Route 28 expansion.