Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - the push continues to foster STEM education in America's schools. OnQ continues its Making the Grade series with thoughtful discussion on the importance of STEM for students, teachers and administrators - and how that would ultimately serve the nation.Guests: Art Baldwin, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Sam Franklin, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy; Joan Schanck, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.
This report focuses on teen suicide seminars launched in conjunction with the OnQ documentary Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival & Hope. Coordinated by WQED's education Program, the seminars were open to school counselors, teachers, coaches and others who work with adolescents and teens. Seminar leader Dr. Paula McCommons, of the STAR Outreach Center, identifies risk factors, signs of depression and other ways to help teens and their families.
The countdown is on for the digital television conversion. If you've recently bought a new TV, are you wondering what to do with the old one? OnQ's Tonia Caruso explains how you can safely recycle your old television.
From bent flutes, to cellos backed over by the family car - the instrument repair specialists at Volkwein's Music have seen it all - but still manage to bring new life to old, damaged instruments. OnQ's Beth Dolinar reports on this local music institution.
In this expanded interview, Allegheny Land Trust Executive Director Roy Kraynyk discusses the restoration of Wingfield Pines and successful efforts to control acid mine drainage in Chartiers Creek.
One of many businesses that opted to stay as others moved out. OnQ introduces the owner and showcases her beautiful collection of Ethiopian art and crafts.
Groundbreaking work continues at this University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute facility. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on how researchers are learning more about the connections between the environment and cancer.
OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to Hosea Holder, a Pittsburgh area swim coach whose strong philosophy of dedication, commitment and hard work has created successful competitive swimmers for more than forty years. You can reach Coach Holder by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-521-4503.
There's an international appeal to re-enacting medieval times. The Society for Creative Anachronism has hundreds of thousands of members. OnQ visits the Pittsburgh chapter, which is one of the nation's most popular.
Through the Center for Minority Health, minister Rev. Vaughn teaches African dance classes for the CMH's Healthy Black Family Project at the Kingsley Center's newly-renovated exercise studios. Class participants talk with OnQ's Chris Moore about getting a handle on health, as well as spiritual issues.