The Fence at CMU

There's a fence on the Carnegie Mellon University campus that is painted over by students nearly every day of the semester. OnQ explores how the tradition began, and talks with students who explain why the fence has been a place for them to advertise and express themselves for nearly nine decades.

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They're one of Pittsburgh's longest running improv comedy troupes. OnQ contributor Susie Meister watches a performance and finds out just how much training it takes to master the art of improvisation.

It may be cold outside but it's a balmy 80 plus degrees in the Wetlands of the Americas room at the National Aviary. OnQ correspondent Tonia Caruso introduces us to the newest birds to call the Aviary home -- three baby flamingos.

The Black Sheep Puppet Festival now in its tenth year, it is the longest running annual avant garde puppet festival in the country and world.

For nearly 50-years, this Pittsburgh based charitable foundation has been providing developing countries with badly needed medical supplies, textbooks and food. On Q's Chris Moore talks to volunteers and the head of the organization about humanitarian efforts in more than 120-nations round the world. 

OnQ profiles artist David Deffner, who is literally leaving his mark throughout Pittsburgh. David not only does fascinating work in chalk, but many other mediums as well.

Guest Wilford Payne, Executive Director of Primary Care Health Services, joins host Chris Moore to discuss the importance of medical safety nets in the Pittsburgh region.