During the Civil Rights era, Sister Patricia McCann, a Sisters of Mercy nun, took Pittsburgh-area college students to Montgomery, Alabama to join the fight for African Americans seeking the right to vote. Sister McCann shares her experiences with OnQ.
People love to make lists, and in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, OnQ has asked well known Pittsburgh sports writer Abby Mendelson to give his take on the Top 10 Pittsburgh sports heroes. Some of the athletes are household names, others will be a surprise. Watch and see if you agree with his choices.
Why do some kids stutter? Can it be elimated? And why is Pittsburgh one of the best places in the world to get treatment? OnQ's Michael Bartley shares two inspiring stories, followed by a live interview with Dr. Scott Yaruss, co-director of the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania.
He's conducted and performed in more than 150-musical theater and opera productions. He's also the first African American artistic director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, profiles Douglas as part of OnQ's Pittsburgh People Changing Lives series.
Pittsburgh is all abuzz about urban beekeeping. OnQ profiles Burgh Bees, a group of urban beekeepers with innovative ideas to further environmental sustainability.
In this expanded interview, OnQ's Tonia Caruso talks with the Director of Operations at ALCOSAN about how the sewage treatment plant works, and how it hopes to prevent thousands of gallons of untreated sewage from getting into our rivers every time it rains.
The August Wilson Center is the latest addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Named for celebrated playwright August Wilson, the center features a 486-seat theater and exhibit gallery for the performing and visual arts. Join OnQ's Chris Moore for a tour.
As people age, they must always be mindful of end of life decisions. Not only about your will, but also what happens if you cannot make medical decisions on your own? When are you eligible for hospice care? OnQ speaks with some local experts who advise on these decisions everyday, and follows up with a panel discussion on how to better plan your medical future.
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.
They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!