Big Savage Tunnel

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. - Producer: David Solomon, Camera & Editing: Paul Ruggieri

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Series: OnQ


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


He's conducted and performed in more than 150-musical theater and opera productions. He's also the first African American artistic director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, profiles Douglas as part of OnQ's Pittsburgh People Changing Lives series.


Pittsburgh is all abuzz about urban beekeeping. OnQ profiles Burgh Bees, a group of urban beekeepers with innovative ideas to further environmental sustainability.


In this expanded interview, OnQ's Tonia Caruso talks with the Director of Operations at ALCOSAN about how the sewage treatment plant works, and how it hopes to prevent thousands of gallons of untreated sewage from getting into our rivers every time it rains.


The August Wilson Center is the latest addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Named for celebrated playwright August Wilson, the center features a 486-seat theater and exhibit gallery for the performing and visual arts. Join OnQ's Chris Moore for a tour.


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.

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