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
Since 1929, "PIA" has been training people in aviation maintenance and electronics. OnQ contributor Harold Hayes attends a recent graduation, where many students show how flight runs in the family.
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.
“Why is it named the “Boulevard of the Allies”? OnQ contributor Mike Lee searches for the answer to the often misunderstood origins of one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most recognizable roadways.
Meet John Lege. His educational presentations will give you a real bird's eye view.
What might seem like an unlikely pairing is boosting self-esteem in teenagers. The Bradley Center, a treatment facility for children with challenged backgrounds, is staffing the newly-renovated Hollywood Theater in Dormont with some of its teenaged residents. The venture is paying off for the community and the teens.
OnQ visits the Carnegie Museum of Art which is showcasing the Christmas season with an elaborate Nativity tradition that originated in Naples, Italy. The Neopolitan Presepio is on display at the Carnegie Hall of Architecture through January 7, 2010. Also featured: Christmas trees, beautifully decorated each year by the dedicated volunteer Women's Committee.
In an effort to raise awareness of a progressive lung disease called pulmonary hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant, Jessica Lazar, set out to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. OnQ's Chris Moore has the story of them reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
In this episode, OnQ will explore how health care providers are addressing issues of language barriers and disabilities. We will also preview the PBS documentary "Unnatural Causes" that explores America's racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. Our featured guest is Dr. Stephen Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health.