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
As people age, they must always be mindful of end of life decisions. Not only about your will, but also what happens if you cannot make medical decisions on your own? When are you eligible for hospice care? OnQ speaks with some local experts who advise on these decisions everyday, and follows up with a panel discussion on how to better plan your medical future.
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!
Technology is making it possible for visually impaired people to read email, navigate city streets and compete for jobs once thought to be unattainable. OnQ introduces local people whose lives have been enriched by Access Technology.
He bills himself as the world's strongest clown, entertaining young and old in the Pittsburgh region. OnQ contributor Susie Meister catches up with Buffo the Clown at a local gym.
If you love holiday performances, this is a group you don't want to miss. The Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh is made up of some of the best young performers in our region. You'll see them perform and learn how CFC is promoting the arts for all young people. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.
Don't trash your old kitchen or bathroom. Consider taking those sinks, tubs, medicine chests, lights and more to Construction Junction in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze neighborhood. It's a place that "promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials." You can shop there, too!
After losing her child to a brutal murder, Debra Germany chose not to drown in personal pain. Instead, she launched a Christian mission to help troubled youth.
This award-winning feature, rich with archival images and compelling interviews, chronicles the rise and fall of the landmark "insane asylum" near Pittsburgh. WQED producer David Solomon and photographer Paul Ruggieri got unprecedented access to the Dixmont property and its underground tunnels just prior to demolition.
Despite living with Down syndrome, David Bechtold works two jobs and enjoys living independently at his Squirrel Hill apartment. OnQ's Michael Bartley spends the day with David and his mom Cindy, who credits St. Anthony School Programs for providing David with life skills.