Climb to the Top

Not many people have successfully climbed Mount Everest, but Robinson Township watchmaker Michael Kobold did so on his very first attempt. OnQ's Chris Moore talked to Kobold about the hardship of his journey and his decision to climb the highest mountain in the world.

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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


That's California - as in PA. WQED's Rick Sebak and crew discovered a 1938 movie featuring the Washington County town along the Monongahela River. Rick produced this story just for OnQ viewers, highlighting the old film and the folks from the California Area Historical Society who hope to preserve the movie for years to come.


The new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville is a $625 million new facility that promises comfort, technical advancements, boosts one of the largest family resource centers of any pediatric hospital in the world, and most of all is kid-friendly.  OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes us inside for a look inside the new facility while OnQ’s Tonia Caruso takes us for one last nogalstic look down the hallways of Children’s Hospital’s Oakland campus which has served millions of area families over the years.


The trend toward "gourmet cupcakes" started in New York City, and it's now showing up here in Pittsburgh. OnQ visits two of Pittsburgh's specialty bakeries, Dozen Cupcakes and CoCo's Cupcake Cafe.


This new exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland features dinosaur skeletal remains dramatically posed and remounted in settings similar to the time period in which they roamed.


It will mark a major change in the way we watch television. On February 17, 2009 television stations across the country will switch from broadcasting an analog signal to a digital signal. But what exactly does that mean?In this half-hour special, OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look at the digital television conversion.

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