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


This non-profit organization provides free medical foot examinations and shoes to the less fortunate men of the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on how Our Hearts to Your Soles was founded by two high school students on a mission to help others.


OnQ reports on a green energy community art center in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood that welcomes everyone to come and express their artistic creativity through art classes and community events.


This OnQ report shows how one local company is improving the health of its employees - and its bottom line.


They like to be called "the little people" or dwarfs. They know people make fun of them by calling them "midgets" or "shorty." Yet, through all the condescending stares and cruel jokes, the little people triumph by living normal lives just like everyone else.


Michael Bartley reports on what one agency, Project Star, is doing to encourage the adoption of more than 5,000 waiting children in Pennsylvania.


Mr. Morton is a World War II Veteran who looks back about being a flyboy, and what they experienced before each mission.


This urban stream in Frick Park, in Pittsburgh's East End, is one of the finest examples of aquatic ecosystem restoration in the United States.  In this extended interview, Brenda Smith, executive director of the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and hydraulic engineer Dave Derrick explain how and why the restoration project has been so successful.


This partnership between Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design and local family support centers is helping to prevent obesity while delivering healthy lifestyle messages, tools and services to children and families. OnQ's Chris Moore visits two FitWits Zones in the Pittsburgh region.


The OffQ gang wraps up their discussion on Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, covering his six game suspension and mental evaluation and the question of whether the Steelers will trade him.  The group also covers the Zappala dispute, County Council approving the minimum wage increase and issues being raised with mine safety.

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