After an explosive blew up in U.S. Marine and Iraq War Veteran Josh Maloney's hand, he went on living without a right hand. That was until a human donor offered a new hand and Pittsburgh doctors successfully transplanted it. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Maloney of Brentwood, Pennsylvania about the extraordinary transplant surgery and how it's brought normalcy to his life.
Hand Transplant aired on Mar 10, 2010.
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A system of inclined planes and a 900-foot tunnel carved through solid rock made travel through the Allegheny Mountains possible in the 1800s. OnQ reports on the Allegheny Portage Railroad national park in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
Original airdate: Jan 28, 2010
At a time when Pittsburgh is facing big financial challenges, they're the two newest members to be elected to City Council. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces Natalia Rudiak and R. Daniel Lavelle. You'll hear about their plans for Pittsburgh.
Original airdate: Jan 19, 2010
In the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Pittsburgh is reacting and responding. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on a local organanization mobilizing supplies, the impact on a Haitian hospital with Pittsburgh connections, and a local educator waiting to hear from Haitian family members.
Original airdate: Jan 14, 2010
While Pittsburgh begins a new decade with a nagging pension crisis, newly inaugurated mayor Luke Ravenstahl believes political unity and bridge-building can restore the city's finances to build a "new Pittsburgh." OnQ's Michael Bartley presents the mayor's inauguration address almost in its entirety as we explore the critical issues facing the mayor and the new city council.
Original airdate: Jan 11, 2010
OnQ has the story of a Pittsburgh woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and her friend who stepped up to help. Tonia Caruso goes inside the operating room as she reports on the importance of living donors.
Original airdate: Dec 21, 2009
People of all ages gathered on Nov. 21, 2009 to take part in a breakdancing competition, organized by Carnegie Mellon University and International Freestylers. OnQ reports on a cultural experience, full of energy and diversity, that's becoming a popular movement in Pittsburgh.
Original airdate: Dec 16, 2009