Most small businesses have a tough start, some don't even get off the ground. But 14-year-old Lani Lazzari of Pittsburgh created her own face and body scrub business, Simple Sugars, which expects sales of $80,000 in 2008. Her recipe? One part passion, two parts hard work, and a whole lot of sugar!
As Principal Timpanist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Tim Adams can be regularly seen performing on the Heinz Hall stage. Tonight OnQ contributor and WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, has an up close look at this incredibly talented musician.
In November 2003, SPC James Fair was critically wounded by a bomb while serving in Iraq. His injuries included the loss of both hands and the loss of sight in both eyes. Now, with the help of Homes for Our Troops, Duquesne Light, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show and many others, Fair is moving into a Ross Township home built to accommodate his special needs.
QED Cooks host Chris Fennimore tries to find out what Pittsburgh eats by traveling to McKees Rocks for a look at three uniquely-Pittsburgh eateries. Pierogies Plus, Ricci Sausage, and Mancini Bread.
A local woman's handmade Christmas trees are showing up in homes all over the region. Each tree is one of a kind but there's something else that makes them unique. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces a local artist who proves you can be creative at any age.
Alicia Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh was only 13 when she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man she met on the internet. Now a young adult, Alicia educates young people and parents on the importance of internet safety. This is a short feature on her story. See also the 30 minute documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life.
Dr. Marcela Bohm-Velez is a local radiologist who not only helps patients in Pittsburgh, but educates doctors and patients throughout South America. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the doctor's life-saving work in countries where cancer detection and survival rates are low.
Everyday people take on the role of cops at the Pennsylvania State Police Citizen's Police Academy. OnQ reports on the experience of learning to think and act like law enforcement.
Many Pittsburgh area voters experienced long lines this past presidential election day. Can that be prevented by "early voting" for Pennsylvania? Other states have it, why not PA? Michael Bartley reports on the movement to bring early voting to the Keystone State.
This 30-minute special profiles the PSO's new conductor and music director, Manfred Honeck. The Austrian-born Honeck takes OnQ's Michael Bartley on a tour of his beloved Vienna, and in return we showed the new maestro the best of the 'burgh!