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


He's on radio, television and in newspapers and magazines promoting the love of gardening in Western Pennsylvania. Now On Q contributor and Post Gazette Garden Columnist, Doug Oster, shares tips from his new book on creating a successful organic garden.


Pittsburgh has a lot to brag about when it comes to going green but some local leaders say not so fast - there's still a lot more work to be done. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at the latest plans and proposals designed to make our region even more environmentally friendly.


In the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Pittsburgh is reacting and responding. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on a local organanization mobilizing supplies, the impact on a Haitian hospital with Pittsburgh connections, and a local educator waiting to hear from Haitian family members.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso explores the orgins of health insurance, and shows how that history led to the benefits - and challenges of today.


Yes, it's back! OnQ features the Steel City Hoop Union, which wants everyone to spin, move those hips and build a Pittsburgh hooping community.


Lawrenceville resident Jeff Gordon has lived a foolish life - as one of the world's premiere clowns named "Gordoon." OnQ contributor Mike Lee sits down with Jeff and Gordoon as they retell their story about "Clown College," traveling the world, and teaching local kids the craft of comedy.


OnQ contributors Dave & Dave try their hand at a new hobby that involves sharp steel needles, and yes... yarn! Lots of yarn! It's Men's Knitting Night at Natural Stitches in East Liberty and we were there.


Luke Ravenstahl was once considered too young and inexperienced to hold the job of mayor when he stepped into the position after the death of Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor. But as the Democratic incumbent tells OnQ's Chris Moore, after three years in office and constant campaigning for special elections, Ravenstahl says he has grown into the job and is ready to serve a full term on his own merits.


An art museum in Brownsville, Fayette County, showcasing the Western Pennsylvania man who became one of the premiere artists of the coal and coke era.

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