Health Care Reform: Professional Views

OnQ continues its series on health care reform with a panel discussion featuring professionals working in the fields of health care and education. Guests: Douglas Clough, MD, President of the Allegheny County Medical Society; Lowell Taylor, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health.

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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


Just in time for Christmas: a story of true generosity and love. You'll meet a local man who has raised more than $100,000 for Children's Hospital's Free Care Fund, one shoe shine at a time. Now he's getting national recognition. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.


There's only one neighborhood in Pittsburgh that could pull off a 24-hour arts marathon, and that's Lawrenceville. In its 11th year, "Art All Night" has become bigger, better and greener than ever.


Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Shadyside section is one of only three Biblical botanical gardens in North America.Established in 1987, and it now displays more than 100 plants once grown in ancient Israel, including cedars, dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates. All are labeled with biblical verses. The garden also includes a waterfall, desert, and a representation of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.


The exhibition is educational - but controversial. OnQ visits the Carnegie Science Center, where whole-body specimens give visitors a closer look at what's under their skin.


Tiffany stained glass windows, gargoyles and intricately carved wood work are among the features of Calvary United Methodist Church on Pittsburgh's North Side. OnQ's Michael Bartley takes you on a tour of this Victorian treasure.

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