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.
In 2006, OnQ profiled Pittsburgh's Ben Sota, founder of Zany Umbrella Circus, prior to his trip to teach at a circus school for children in Afghanistan. Sota is now back in the U.S., along with freelance photographer Renee Rosensteel, who documented the trip to a country devastated by war. OnQ has a follow-up report.
OnQ profiles artist David Deffner, who is literally leaving his mark throughout Pittsburgh. David not only does fascinating work in chalk, but many other mediums as well.
OnQ contributor Dave Crawley visits a small town in Venango County, Pennsylvania where collectors are big! Featured collections: The Tyred Wheels Museum, home of antique cars and 5,000 miniature vehicles; The Earring Lady, with her record-setting collection of 39,000 earrings; The Nifty Fifties Diner, which houses 1950s artifacts including 60,000 45 RPM records.
OnQ takes you to the set of the movie "Adventureland". Filmed in Pittsburgh, the movie features Kennywood Park as its main backdrop.
Scholarship programs at West Virginia University are putting qualified dentists in the communities that need them. OnQ reports on a young dental student who's making the most of the program, and is determined to set up practice in her rural hometown.
In Uniontown, Fayette County, a Byzantine Nun inscribes goose eggs with images and symbols sacred to Christianity. On Q Photographer, Paul Ruggieri, takes you to Mount Saint Macrina for a look at these inspiring works of art.For More Information:Call 724-438-8644Sisters of St. Basil