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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Guests: Robert Adamson and Harold Hartger of Mercy Behavioral Health continue the discussion on the importance of mental health safety nets in the Pittsburgh region.Mercy Behavioral Health 24/7 Toll Free Hotline1-877-637-29241-877-MERCYBH

Original airdate: Oct 08, 2009


OnQ's Michael Bartley takes a closer look at local services for people suffering from mental illness. Featured in the report: a man from McKeesport who is bipolar and often attempted suicide before getting life-saving help and ongoing assistance at Mon-Yough Community Services.

Original airdate: Oct 08, 2009


Pediatrics is the focus in this report. Funding has greatly improved the care provided at the North Side Christian Health Center, as you will hear from the professionals who work there, and the families who bring their children for treatment.

Original airdate: Oct 07, 2009


Birdwatching is considered by many to be a hobby for white, middle class, middle aged Americans. But John C. Robinson is working to change that by teaching minority children and young adults about the joy and importance of birdwatching. Robinson wrote Birding For Everyone as part of his "birding" mission.

Original airdate: Oct 05, 2009


That's California - as in PA. WQED's Rick Sebak and crew discovered a 1938 movie featuring the Washington County town along the Monongahela River. Rick produced this story just for OnQ viewers, highlighting the old film and the folks from the California Area Historical Society who hope to preserve the movie for years to come.

Original airdate: Oct 01, 2009


Guests Bob Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal; James O'Toole, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discuss the upcoming Pittsburgh G20 Summit.

Original airdate: Sep 25, 2009


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