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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He's live in the OnQ studio to discuss the state of the Allegheny County - and to take your phone calls. It's your chance to ask about issues that are important to you.

Medical information is complicated enough, but some patients must also deal with language barriers or disabilities. OnQ explores how hospitals, providers and other organizations are addressing this health care disparities problem.

Think your house is cold and drafty? Tonight, OnQ offers some help. Local professionals explain how to best winterize your home and lower your heating bills. You might be surprised by some of the things you'll learn.

In 2005, OnQ followed researchers fishing local rivers to determine if cancer-causing contaminants are seeping into the rivers and into our tap water. In this 2007 follow-up report, Michael Bartley has the startling results of the major study.

Newly discovered records from the 18th-&-19th centuries document the sale, imprisonment and freedom rights of slaves and indentured servants in Western Pennsylvania. OnQ's Chris Moore explores a fascinating exhibit at the Heinz History Center on slavery in our region.

This half-hour episode focuses on the ongoing transformation of Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood with the help of community leaders, businesses and neighbors who care.