There's a fence on the Carnegie Mellon University campus that is painted over by students nearly every day of the semester. OnQ explores how the tradition began, and talks with students who explain why the fence has been a place for them to advertise and express themselves for nearly nine decades.
Some of the greatest American inventions are coming out of a Pittsburgh company called Davison Inventegration. OnQ contributors Dave & Dave explore one of its coolest creations: InventionLand!
OnQ kicks off our week-long series focusing on disparities in health care and medical access for various groups based on their race, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, among other categories.
Michael Bartley takes a closer look at air quality in Western Pennsylvania, reporting on why some health experts believe this region's air is making us sick.
In this expanded interview, OnQ's Michael Bartley goes back to the river with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Dan Volz to get the latest results of the so-called "Fish Study." Are male fish being feminized by what ends up in the river? And how is it affecting humans? Dr. Volz also discusses other serious contaminants affecting river quality and potentially our drinking water.
OnQ looks into a pioneering public policy called Pennsylvania's Fresh Food Financing Initiative which makes fresh food more accessible in underserved communities, where obesity is prevalent.
For years, it was a Pittsburgh community in steep decline but that's all starting to change. Great strides are now being made in Garfield and the Penn Avenue Corridor and OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to this neighborhood and community on a comeback.
World War II veteran Clarence "Code" Gomberg hasn't forgotten his fallen comrades and still leads the charge to place flags on veterans' graves during memorial holidays. But with fewer flag volunteers turning out each year, Gomberg wondered "Who will put a flag on my grave?" The response was immediate and heartwarming.
OnQ's Michael Bartley introduces you to a Hampton Township mother who, despite her physical paralysis, finds a unique strength in raising her two daughters.
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.