She's a leading orthopedic surgeon, member of the Steelers' medical staff, and head physician for the University of Pittsburgh's mens basketball team, CMU's football team and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds - and a mom. OnQ contributor Mike Lee reports on Dr. West's extraordinary life and career.
With Pittsburgh celebrating its 250th birthday, the Pittsburgh Public Theater commissioned the famed Second City comedy company to have some fun with the place we call home. The result was a show called "Three Rivers Runs Through It."
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.
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.