The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers suffered the second-highest casualty rate among all union regiments fighting at Gettysburg - yet very little is known about their amazing sacrifice. Author Michael Dreese finally gives the so-called "School Teachers Regiment" their long-awaited commendation.
The people of Forest County have long made a living from timber and oil. These two industries are well represented in the Simpler Times Museum, and a museum devoted to the hammers of our ancestors. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley ties two traditions together on a visit to northwest Pennsylvania.Simpler Times MuseumRR1 Box 69Tidioute, PA 16351(814) 484-3483
OnQ contributor Doug Oster visits a woman's garden in McCandless, where everything from plants to statues has a religious theme.
Time, nature and vandals are taking a toll on the Gettysburg battlefield monuments. This Emmy-winning OnQ documentary profiles the people working to protect, repair and raise funds for these "stone soldiers." Writer/producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Paul Ruggieri.
This new exhibit at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is unlike any other in the country. OnQ explores the Tropical Forest - which took years of careful planning and visits to Thailand.
OnQ's Michael Bartley hosts a discussion on the much-debated proposed City of Pittsburgh tuition tax. Council members Ricky Burgess, Theresa Kail-Smith, and Bill Peduto join Chatham University President Esther Barazzone and Pitt graduate student Daniel Jimenez, as council prepares to vote on whether to tax local university students to satisfy the city's pension deficit.
He started making watches when he was 19. Today, at age 29, Michael Kobold's watches sell for thousands of dollars. OnQ's Chris Moore has more on the Pittsburgh watchmaker and his latest challenge: climbing Mount Everest!
These 80 acres in Upper St. Clair and South Fayette have seen their share of human use and abuse. But Wingfield Pines is now home to abundant wildlife, trails, and most importantly a natural filtering system that is helping restore Chartiers Creek. OnQ shows how this Allegheny Land Trust project is transforming ugly orange mine discharge into pristine water, giving new life to a local water shed.
OnQ continues its special series on the health of senior citizens with a profile of a unique program called AgeWell. AgeWell is a one-stop resource center and hotline that helps seniors to live independently, and benefits their families, too. OnQ concludes this episode with an informative discussion of the many local health, social and community resources available in this region.
They're one of Pittsburgh's longest running improv comedy troupes. OnQ contributor Susie Meister watches a performance and finds out just how much training it takes to master the art of improvisation.