Based in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood, this dance group has toured the world with its highly-physical, emotionally-charged performances. OnQ contributor Minette Seate introduces the people behind this "anything-but-conventional" group of dancers.
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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
Mr. Abraham is a World War II Veteran and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a Japanese POW in the Philippines.
Alicia Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh was only 13 when she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man she met on the internet. Now a young adult, Alicia educates young people and parents on the importance of internet safety. This is a short feature on her story. See also the 30 minute documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life.
Allegheny East Mental Health/Retardation Center has an unique program called "EveryOne An Artist." The gallery/studio in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood offers adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness oppportunities to be creative while participating in the local art community.
When the train tracks from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland became the Great Allegheny Passage biking and hiking trail, the Big Savage Tunnel's deplorable condition was a major obstacle for bicyclists trying to connect with the C&O Canal trail into Washington, D.C. This mini-documentary follows several years in efforts to restore the tunnel - making it a landmark stop along the bike trail. From writer/producer David Solomon, Camera & Editing: Paul Ruggieri.
This mobile digital mammography unit for the West Virginia University Hospital's Cancer Center travels into rural West Virginia providing mammograms to women who'd otherwise have to travel great distances for this life-saving test. OnQ contributor Lori Savitch reports.