Health Insurance: The President's Plan

How will America's new leadership handle the health insurance challenges? How will consumers be affected? How should the public position itself in the meantime?

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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


This OnQ forum showcases the many health, social and community resources available for seniors in the Pittsburgh region - with guests: Brian Heywood, Allegheny County Department of Aging; Shikha Iyengar, University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging. Terri Knight, Highmark.


OnQ introduces two volunteers whose photography work at the Butler County Humane Society improves the shelter's pet adoption rate.


Mr. Banos is a World War II Veteran who was a Secret Agent for Allies, and was placed by the Hungarian Resistance in the Hungarian SS.


Carol Druzak can't see her flowers, but she can feel the soft texture of the leaves and smell the wonderful fragrance of her lilies. Carol has been blind for nearly a quarter of a century and has created a garden that gives her joy, peace and time outside enjoying the fresh air.


Once a major hub in the Monongahela River valley south of Pittsburgh, Brownsville's once-bustling business district has fallen into decay and near abandonment. Through compelling interviews and rare archival footage, this 30-minute documentary chronicles the story of Brownsville's effort to survive. The Emmy winning documentary is from writer/producer David Solomon and videographer/editor Paul Ruggieri.

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