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


As people age, they must always be mindful of end of life decisions.  Not only about your will, but also what happens if you cannot make medical decisions on your own?  When are you eligible for hospice care? OnQ speaks with some local experts who advise on these decisions everyday, and follows up with a panel discussion on how to better plan your medical future.


They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!


Technology is making it possible for visually impaired people to read email, navigate city streets and compete for jobs once thought to be unattainable. OnQ introduces local people whose lives have been enriched by Access Technology.


He bills himself as the world's strongest clown, entertaining young and old in the Pittsburgh region. OnQ contributor Susie Meister catches up with Buffo the Clown at a local gym.


If you love holiday performances, this is a group you don't want to miss. The Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh is made up of some of the best young performers in our region. You'll see them perform and learn how CFC is promoting the arts for all young people. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.


Don't trash your old kitchen or bathroom. Consider taking those sinks, tubs, medicine chests, lights and more to Construction Junction in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze neighborhood. It's a place that "promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials." You can shop there, too!


OnQ's Michael Bartley reports from East Liberty Family Health Care Center, where low income families find necessary oral and dental treatments.


On a trip to India, Pittsburgh artist Laurel Herman was thunderstruck by the plight of the country's 10 million homeless dogs. She returned to Pittsburgh with dramatic video, and the stories of amazing animal welfare advocates.


OnQ continues its series on education reform, "Making the Grade," with a profile of the Extra Mile Foundation, which sends low-income students to four Catholic inner city schools in the Pittsburgh area.


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