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.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its Emmy winners this fall, and three OnQ productions were awarded statuettes. OnQ has highlights from the ceremony in Philadelphia.
OnQ's Tonia Caruso hosts a discussion on the strengths and challenges of filmmaking in Pittsburgh. Guests imclude: Russ Streiner of The Pittsburgh Film Office, Stefanie Pashman of Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, George Jaber from I.A.T.S.E. and local filmmaker, Carl Kurlander.
On Mister Rogers' 80th birthday, plans were unveiled for the construction of the permanent Fred Rogers statue on Pittsburgh's North Shore. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the unique design plans.
He's on radio, television and in newspapers and magazines promoting the love of gardening in Western Pennsylvania. Now On Q contributor and Post Gazette Garden Columnist, Doug Oster, shares tips from his new book on creating a successful organic garden.
Pittsburgh has a lot to brag about when it comes to going green but some local leaders say not so fast - there's still a lot more work to be done. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at the latest plans and proposals designed to make our region even more environmentally friendly.