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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Western Pennsylvania has a growing, thriving Indian population and OnQ set out to explore the reasons - by examining issues of Indian culture, business and faith in this region.
Original airdate: Apr 01, 2009
They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!
Original airdate: Mar 12, 2009
Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.
Original airdate: Mar 09, 2009
A healthy Pittsburgh is a healthy region.. and an important component of a healthy Pittsburgh is a thriving public school system. In this report, Michael Bartley talks with parents, researchers, and education advocates about the issues facing Pittsburgh public schools including; achievement gap, declining enrollment, and the future of the district.
Original airdate: Mar 04, 2009
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.
Original airdate: Feb 25, 2009
OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the North Allegheny High School Band---the only band from Pennsylvania selected to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade.
Original airdate: Jan 20, 2009