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


President Barack Obama has very specific reasons why he chose our city to host G20 leaders from around the world. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl who sums up the president's reasons as "the great Pittsburgh story." (From 9-21-09)


This special OnQ episode addresses challenges, advances and setbacks faced by the GLBT community in Pittsburgh. It includes a feature report on Persad's Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art annual auction, and a frank, informative panel discussion on gay life in the region.


Gwen Elliott, the first black woman to become a commander in the Pittsburgh Police department, has died after her battle with brain cancer. The former Pittsburgh Police commander will be remembered for her dedication to the community which included starting "Gwen's Girls" a group home that aims to give at-risk girls the education, training and services to support themselves and their children.


There is more help available than most people realize. Featured guest Ray Ort is the Director of Consumer Services with the Pittsburgh Office of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Mr. Ort has information to help consumers choose wisely and learn about available health insurance options.


This home in O'Hara Township reflects the artistry of its owner.


Dave & Dave travel to Butler County to check out an amazingly detailed miniature circus created by a World War II veteran.


The Kiski School for boys in Saltsburg, Indiana County is now home to a unique collection of art worth thousands of dollars, donated by alumnus actor David Conrad.


This WQED documentary follows the emotional story of a Pittsburgh-area mother who lost her 16-year-old son to suicide. Kathy O'Hern Fowler would emerge as one of the region's best-known advocates for "Survivors of Suicide." The program also focuses on Pittsburgh research into suicide risk factors. Producer: David Solomon; Camera & Editing: Paul Ruggieri


What's being done to curb patient errors and hospital acquired infections? OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the nationally respected efforts here in western Pennsylvania.

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