The old foundry on the west bank of the Monongahela River once hummed with activity as turn-of-the-century machines cranked out parts for coal mines and riverboats. But when W. A. Young & Sons Foundry & Machine Shop closed its doors in 1969, it preserved an industrial heritage that exists to this day. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley steps through those doors, into the past, in a river town called Rices Landing.
Thousands of journalists will be in the city to cover the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. OnQ reports on the challenges of covering such an international event. (From 9-24-09)
OnQ has the story of a Pittsburgh woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and her friend who stepped up to help. Tonia Caruso goes inside the operating room as she reports on the importance of living donors.
On Q gardening and outdoors contributor Doug Oster shows how this greenhouse/horticultural program in Zelienople is helping troubled children.
U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle weighs in on the health care reform debate, in a 30-minute OnQ discussion.
Twenty-five years after the discovery of the HIV virus, progress has been made in basic research, clinical treatment, and public health prevention. OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes a look into the early days of this worldwide epidemic, and at a new therapeutic vaccine that is showing signs as being a potential cure.
Hospital acquired infections kill more than 100,000 patients every year, and cost our country's healthcare system billions of dollars. OnQ takes a look at how Allegheny General Hospital has practically eliminated hospital infections, and how its procedures are now being taught in hospitals throughout the United States.
Pittsburgh TV stations join forces to get the word out about "The Pittsburgh Promise" - an ambitious scholarship program that helps students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare & pay for college. Join Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso, Stacy Smith, Ken Rice, David Johnson, Darieth Chisolm, Wendy Bell and Andrew Stockey as they report on how The Pittsburgh Promise hopes to transform the future of our children, our city and our region.
Ballet and the Holocaust combine for this compelling production at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. OnQ previews the ballet and introduces a Pittsburgh Holocaust survivor who helped prepare the dancers for this melding of art and history.
When a man went on a shooting rampage in 1994, FBI agent Martha Dixon was killed trying to protect others in a Washington, DC. building. Seven years later, Tonia Caruso updates the heroic story as the FBI dedicates its new building in Dixon's hometown of Pittsburgh.