In an effort to raise awareness of a progressive lung disease called pulmonary hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant, Jessica Lazar, set out to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. OnQ's Chris Moore has the story of them reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
In this episode, OnQ will explore how health care providers are addressing issues of language barriers and disabilities. We will also preview the PBS documentary "Unnatural Causes" that explores America's racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. Our featured guest is Dr. Stephen Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its Emmy winners this fall, and 3 OnQ productions received statuettes. OnQ has highlights from the ceremony in Philadelphia.
OnQ's Tonia Caruso hosts a discussion on the strengths and challenges of filmmaking in Pittsburgh. Guests: Russ Streiner, Pittsburgh Film Office, Stefanie Pashman, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, George Jaber, I.A.T.S.E. and local filmmaker, Carl Kurlander.
On Mister Rogers' 80th birthday, plans were unveiled for the construction of the permanent Fred Rogers statue and "Tribute to Children" site on Pittsburgh's North Shore. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the unique design plans.
President Barack Obama has very specific reasons why he chose our city to host G20 leaders from around the world. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl who sums up the president's reasons as "the great Pittsburgh story." (From 9-21-09)
This special OnQ episode addresses challenges, advances and setbacks faced by the GLBT community in Pittsburgh. It includes a feature report on Persad's Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art annual auction, and a frank, informative panel discussion on gay life in the region.
Gwen Elliott, the first black woman to become a commander in the Pittsburgh Police department, has died after her battle with brain cancer. The former Pittsburgh Police commander will be remembered for her dedication to the community which included starting "Gwen's Girls" a group home that aims to give at-risk girls the education, training and services to support themselves and their children.
There is more help available than most people realize. Featured guest Ray Ort is the Director of Consumer Services with the Pittsburgh Office of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Mr. Ort has information to help consumers choose wisely and learn about available health insurance options.