This award-winning feature, rich with archival images and compelling interviews, chronicles the rise and fall of the landmark "insane asylum" near Pittsburgh. WQED producer David Solomon and photographer Paul Ruggieri got unprecedented access to the Dixmont property and its underground tunnels just prior to demolition.
Despite living with Down syndrome, David Bechtold works two jobs and enjoys living independently at his Squirrel Hill apartment. OnQ's Michael Bartley spends the day with David and his mom Cindy, who credits St. Anthony School Programs for providing David with life skills.
This retrospective includes rare photos, archival film and interviews with people who remember how the flood devastated the Pittsburgh region in 1936. OnQ contributor Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center reports. Written and produced by David Solomon. Camera/editing by Paul Ruggieri.
The Pittsburgh Summit will no doubt create some challenges in our city especially when it comes to traffic and protesters. But organizers say those inconveniences could be far outweighed by the benefits. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on who's visiting, what the summit could mean to our region and how Pittsburghers are preparing to help host the world. (From 9-22-09)
Geraniums are one of the most common ornamental potted plants with over 200 varieties. Geraniums will bloom continually from late spring right through to the first frost – and sometimes longer. In warmer climates, geraniums can bloom all year long.
A few years ago, it was a rundown mess. Today, it's a brand new space one local family is calling home. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how two architects turned an abandoned building on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood into a live/work place, with many green elements - and it's getting lots of attention.
Share a ghoulish good time with Dave & Dave on this Halloween night as we take you deep inside the scariest cave on earth... the Haunted Tour-Ed Mine! As if mining wasn't scary enough!
OnQ profiles this local polka band, whose album "Come On Over" was nominated for a Grammy.
When you think of Indian culture, you can't help but think of the food. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to The Taj Mahal Restaurant where the owners are as popular as the food.
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas. OnQ takes viewers to the National Parks memorial.