OnQ's special series continues with a look at Single Payer Health Care. What is it? How would it work? And why do some feel so strongly that it's needed?Guests: Molly Rush and Dr. Scott Tyson of PUSH (Pennsylvanians United for Single-Payer Healthcare) and Healthcare For All Pennsylvania. Dr.Tyson is also a member of Physicians for a National Health Care Program. You can join the conversation by phone or submit a question by e-mail in advance by submitting your questions here.
Larry Klukaszewski is an elementary school teacher in New Kensington who has found a second career painting sports figures on NFL footballs and other memorabilia. His "Klu Sports Art" is scoring big with professional athletes and fans.
Local breast cancer survivors are working to help other newly-diagnosed patients adjust to life after surgery. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how the Strength & Courage Excerise DVD they created is making a big impact on so many women's lives.
The Meadows Lanes has been an oasis for black bowlers in Homewood since 1974. It's history in Pittsburgh, which goes back through duck pins and the 1940's, of putting some of the first integrated teams on the pro women's tour is remarkable. Despite recent hard times "This House" continues to train young African American bowlers for the future.
The announcement has stunned this declining urban community. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on the hospital closure, the concern about lost safety nets, as well as reporting on the safety nets that will remain in place for those who need them.
OnQ begins the What's In The Water? series with an overview on the importance of preserving our regions's waterways. Michael Bartley hosts a discussion forum with topics that include water sustainability, water solutions, accountability, and the economic impact on communities with or without good water systems.
With 1.8 million Pennsylvanians living with a disability, there are significant reasons to help them lead independent, healthy lives. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the scope of the issue including challenges as well as efforts to promote inclusion, especially in the workforce.
Three unique programs that help seniors live independent and healthy lives in very different ways. We start with the PALS program that trains senior volunteers to help other seniors with everyday living needs, such as grocery shopping, household chores, etc.; then a McKeesport based non-profit that is using Smart Technology to help seniors improve their quality of life; and how pet therapy is being used in nursing homes and palliative care units to not only provide companionship but to help contribute to a longer, healthier life.
Ann Walko has sung the folks songs of her Carpatho-Rusyn heritage all of her life. At the age of 100, Ann is now working to preserve them. With the help of musicologist Jerry Jumba, Ann sings and Jerry writes down the music and words. OnQ goes to one of their preservation sessions.
Chris Moore takes a loving look at the cultural importance of barbershops in the African American community, focusing on barbers of color from Pittsburgh to Philly, and many places in between.