Confronting the Violence: a Media Roundtable
In this half-hour roundtable discussion, WQED's Chris Moore will be joined by fellow media professionals to talk about the coverage of the media and violence. Among the discussion points: How is violence covered by the local media? Can the media actually have a role in reducing violence? What is our influence on the situation?
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Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities has opened a free health center - with most of the incoming patients needing dental care. OnQ contributor Mike Clark tours the facility and talks with a volunteer dentist and patients who have few other options.
The condition is debilitating, but Parkinson's patients in Western Pennsylvania have banded together to fight the illness and the despair that often accompanies it. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley visits a special retreat for Parkinson's patients and their families, and learns how they are determined to triumph over adversity.
Lots of fans were surprised last year when after 33-years on the job, Lanny Frattare announced he was retiring. The team later named Tim Neverett to take his place. So after a few months on the job and into the new season, what's it like in the Pirates broadcast booth now? OnQ's Tonia Caruso checks in on the Pirates team that's behind the mic.
He's a movie director who never runs out of "patients." That's because Ravi Godse is also a doctor at Shadyside Hospital. The native of India has produced three films in Pittsburgh. His most recent production, "If It Ain't Broke, Break It," opens March 26, 2010 at the Regent Square Theatre. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley has the story of the Remarkable Dr. Ravi.
Schenley High School's popular English teacher and director of school musicals died April 16, 2008. This OnQ feature was produced when Babusci retired after a meritous career, and is being repeated in memory of "Mr. B."
This exhibit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland chronicles the epic struggle of enslaved Africans who fought for their freedom in the Civil War. OnQ's Chris Moore reports.