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


OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes viewers inside STAR - the Simulation, Teaching and Academic Research Center at West Penn Hospital.


Most small businesses have a tough start, some don't even get off the ground. But 14-year-old Lani Lazzari of Pittsburgh created her own face and body scrub business, Simple Sugars, which expects sales of $80,000 in 2008. Her recipe? One part passion, two parts hard work, and a whole lot of sugar!


As Principal Timpanist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Tim Adams can be regularly seen performing on the Heinz Hall stage. Tonight OnQ contributor and WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, has an up close look at this incredibly talented musician.


In November 2003, SPC James Fair was critically wounded by a bomb while serving in Iraq. His injuries included the loss of both hands and the loss of sight in both eyes. Now, with the help of Homes for Our Troops, Duquesne Light, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show and many others, Fair is moving into a Ross Township home built to accommodate his special needs.


QED Cooks host Chris Fennimore tries to find out what Pittsburgh eats by traveling to McKees Rocks for a look at three uniquely-Pittsburgh eateries. Pierogies Plus, Ricci Sausage, and Mancini Bread.


A local woman's handmade Christmas trees are showing up in homes all over the region. Each tree is one of a kind but there's something else that makes them unique. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces a local artist who proves you can be creative at any age.


Mr. Abraham is a World War II Veteran and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a Japanese POW in the Philippines.


Alicia Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh was only 13 when she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man she met on the internet. Now a young adult, Alicia educates young people and parents on the importance of internet safety. This is a short feature on her story. See also the 30 minute documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life.


Allegheny East Mental Health/Retardation Center has an unique program called "EveryOne An Artist." The gallery/studio in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood offers adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness oppportunities to be creative while participating in the local art community.

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