Guest Susan Rauscher, Executive Director of Catholic Charities in Pittsburgh discusses the many other services provided by this downtown Pittsburgh safety net.
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.
On December 19, 1907, a tremendous explosion shook the Youghiogheny River Valley, killing 239 men and boys at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, Westmoreland County. It is the worst mining disaster in Pennsylvania history. Through rare archival images and interviews, this program focuses on a small but dedicated group - led by elderly Ann Toth of Bobtown, PA - all dedicated to preserving the Darr's place in history. The documentary is from writer/producer David Solomon and videographer/editor Paul Ruggieri.
Medical information is complicated enough, but some patients must also deal with language barriers or disabilities. OnQ explores how hospitals, providers and other organizations are addressing this health care disparities problem.
Think your house is cold and drafty? Tonight, OnQ offers some help. Local professionals explain how to best winterize your home and lower your heating bills. You might be surprised by some of the things you'll learn.
In 2005, OnQ followed researchers fishing local rivers to determine if cancer-causing contaminants are seeping into the rivers and into our tap water. In this 2007 follow-up report, Michael Bartley has the startling results of the major study.
Newly discovered records from the 18th-&-19th centuries document the sale, imprisonment and freedom rights of slaves and indentured servants in Western Pennsylvania. OnQ's Chris Moore explores a fascinating exhibit at the Heinz History Center on slavery in our region.
This half-hour episode focuses on the ongoing transformation of Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood with the help of community leaders, businesses and neighbors who care.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman recently returned from a special assignment covering the Haiti earthquake. They share their compelling stories and photographs with OnQ viewers.