Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


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.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look at what homeowners can do to prevent mold from growing in their homes.


At a time when Pittsburgh is facing big financial challenges, they're the two newest members to be elected to City Council. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces Natalia Rudiak and R. Daniel Lavelle. You'll hear about their plans for Pittsburgh.


OnQ introduces you to a woman who once was a bariatric surgery candidate who became pro-active in her weight loss and achieve a more than 100 pound weight loss after working with a nutrition counselor.


Everyone is talking about healthcare reform, including the panelists of OffQ!  There is controversy surrounding the bill being passed into law and the gang discusses the drama that is unfolding. 


Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities has opened a free health center - with most of the incoming patients needing dental care. OnQ contributor Mike Clark tours the facility and talks with a volunteer dentist and patients who have few other options.


The condition is debilitating, but Parkinson's patients in Western Pennsylvania have banded together to fight the illness and the despair that often accompanies it. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley visits a special retreat for Parkinson's patients and their families, and learns how they are determined to triumph over adversity.

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