Free At Last?
Newly discovered records from the 18th-&-19th centuries document the sale, imprisonment and freedom rights of slaves and indentured servants in Western Pennsylvania. OnQ's Chris Moore explores a fascinating exhibit at the Heinz History Center on slavery in our region.
Free At Last? aired on Feb 25, 2009.
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The Urban Impact Foundation Choir is comprised of middle and high school students from Pittsburgh’s North Side and beyond. OnQ visits with choir directors and UIF founders to discover how music gives the at-risk youth direction and hope.
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.
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Everyday people take on the role of cops at the Pennsylvania State Police Citizen's Police Academy. OnQ reports on the experience of learning to think and act like law enforcement.
Many Pittsburgh area voters experienced long lines this past presidential election day. Can that be prevented by "early voting" for Pennsylvania? Other states have it, why not PA? Michael Bartley reports on the movement to bring early voting to the Keystone State.
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