Ask Pittsburgh: Boulevard of the Allies

“Why is it named the “Boulevard of the Allies”? OnQ contributor Mike Lee searches for the answer to the often misunderstood origins of one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most recognizable roadways.

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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


This OnQ forum showcases the many health, social and community resources available for seniors in the Pittsburgh region - with guests: Brian Heywood, Allegheny County Department of Aging; Shikha Iyengar, University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging. Terri Knight, Highmark.


OnQ introduces two volunteers whose photography work at the Butler County Humane Society improves the shelter's pet adoption rate.


Chris Moore takes a loving look at the cultural importance of barbershops in the African American community, focusing on barbers of color from Pittsburgh to Philly, and many places in between.


The library began offering Braille books in 1907, and now serves an estimated 36 counties in Pennsylvania so that "All May Read."


World War II veteran Clarence Brockman stumbled upon the largest concentration camp on German soil just after the Nazis abandoned it in 1945. The McDonald, PA resident never thought he'd return to that horrific place, but 65 years later, he did - this time to commemorate the liberation of the prisoners.

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