Afghan Circus for Children

In 2006, OnQ profiled Pittsburgh's Ben Sota, founder of Zany Umbrella Circus, prior to his trip to teach at a circus school for children in Afghanistan. Sota is now back in the U.S., along with freelance photographer Renee Rosensteel, who documented the trip to a country devastated by war. OnQ has a follow-up report.

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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 profiles Artists Image Resource, a Pittsburgh company that provides printing tools and imaging resources to professional artists and educators for the creation and production of fine art printwork.


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OnQ will get a sneak peek at the new WQED documentary, “Bedford Springs: Opening History’s Door" - which explores the history of the 200-year-old resort and its complete restoration.


OnQ had the opportunity to sit down with Senator Bob Casey for an one-on-one interview.


The "Vixens of the Valley" are 12 senior citizens from Monongahela, PA who made news all over the world after posing for a racy calendar to raise money for their hometown's historical society. This report won an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Feature for writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor Frank Caloiero and videographer Paul Ruggieri.

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