Ask Pittsburgh: What the H?

Hey Pittsburgh, it's your turn to ask the questions - about anything that has to do with Pittsburgh! Every month, On Q Contributor Mike Lee selects the best questions and hits the streets to find the answer. So, tune in for the 411.

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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 reports on A+ Schools, an independent, community alliance for public education that's improving student achievement and test scores in the Pittsburgh Public School District. The lessons learned can benefit teachers, students, and board members in all of our region's school districts.


Dave & Dave visit Pittsburgh's Greater International Airport for a look behind, inside and even under the curtain to explain the mystery of just exactly what happens to your suitcase when it disappears behind the ticket counter and magically ends up aboard your plane. And if that weren't enough the foremost expert on airport baggage tells us the one type of bag you should NEVER use!


OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes to the fields of Washington County, Pennsylvania, to hunt for arrow heads. He finds some - dating back to 3000 B.C.


Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Shadyside section is one of only three Biblical botanical gardens in North America.Established in 1987, and it now displays more than 100 plants once grown in ancient Israel, including cedars, dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates. All are labeled with biblical verses. The garden also includes a waterfall, desert, and a representation of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.


The exhibition is educational - but controversial. OnQ visits the Carnegie Science Center, where whole-body specimens give visitors a closer look at what's under their skin.

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