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


The new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville is a $625 million new facility that promises comfort, technical advancements, boosts one of the largest family resource centers of any pediatric hospital in the world, and most of all is kid-friendly.  OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes us inside for a look inside the new facility while OnQ’s Tonia Caruso takes us for one last nogalstic look down the hallways of Children’s Hospital’s Oakland campus which has served millions of area families over the years.


The trend toward "gourmet cupcakes" started in New York City, and it's now showing up here in Pittsburgh. OnQ visits two of Pittsburgh's specialty bakeries, Dozen Cupcakes and CoCo's Cupcake Cafe.


Chances are you've seen the TV commercials. A big change is coming in the way we watch television. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the digital conversion and what it means if your television still relies on rabbit ears and rooftop antennas.


OnQ visits the Drake Well Museum, where in 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the oil well that launched the modern petroleum industry. Viewers get a tour of this fascinating exhibition.


It's an organization started by a local mother to help children dealing with some serious health problems. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on a condition known as 22q deletion and what local parents want you to know about it.


The old foundry on the west bank of the Monongahela River once hummed with activity as turn-of-the-century machines cranked out parts for coal mines and riverboats. But when W. A. Young & Sons Foundry & Machine Shop closed its doors in 1969, it preserved an industrial heritage that exists to this day. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley steps through those doors, into the past, in a river town called Rices Landing.


Thousands of journalists will be in the city to cover the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. OnQ reports on the challenges of covering such an international event. (From 9-24-09)


OnQ has the story of a Pittsburgh woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and her friend who stepped up to help. Tonia Caruso goes inside the operating room as she reports on the importance of living donors.


On Q gardening and outdoors contributor Doug Oster shows how this greenhouse/horticultural program in Zelienople is helping troubled children.

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