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


Who do you call when you want to play for the birds? Syrinx Ensemble of course! See what happens when this group plays at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Carol Lee Espy reports on this "eggcellent" concert.


Jim McDowell, of Johnstown, makes ugly face jugs. OnQ explores the history behind them.


Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.


Groundbreaking work continues at this University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute facility. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on how researchers are learning more about the connections between the environment and cancer.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to Hosea Holder, a Pittsburgh area swim coach whose strong philosophy of dedication, commitment and hard work has created successful competitive swimmers for more than forty years. You can reach Coach Holder by e-mail at ndownes123@earthlink.net or by phone at 412-521-4503.


Some of the greatest American inventions are coming out of a Pittsburgh company called Davison Inventegration. OnQ contributors Dave & Dave explore one of its coolest creations: InventionLand!


OnQ kicks off our week-long series focusing on disparities in health care and medical access for various groups based on their race, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, among other categories.


Michael Bartley takes a closer look at air quality in Western Pennsylvania, reporting on why some health experts believe this region's air is making us sick.


In this expanded interview, OnQ's Michael Bartley goes back to the river with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Dan Volz to get the latest results of the so-called "Fish Study."  Are male fish being feminized by what ends up in the river?  And how is it affecting humans?  Dr. Volz also discusses other serious contaminants affecting river quality and potentially our drinking water.

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