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
This mobile digital mammography unit for the West Virginia University Hospital's Cancer Center travels into rural West Virginia providing mammograms to women who'd otherwise have to travel great distances for this life-saving test. OnQ contributor Lori Savitch reports.
Fasten your seat belts, Captain Green's Time Machine has landed at Cardinal Wright Regional School on Pittsburgh's North Side. OnQ takes an educational ride to learn about this school program that focuses on energy and the environment.
For nearly 100 years, Pittsburgh's City County Building has been the bastion of local government and the home of Pittsburgh's City Council. But inside council chambers are pieces of beauty and craftsmanship that are rarely explored. OnQ contributor Minette Seate spent a day on Grant Street exploring those "Council Treasures."
Jessica Seabury, executive director of the Consumer Health Coalition, and Erin Guay from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project discuss health coverage for the uninsured and underinsured.
In this episode, OnQ provides an overview about our week of coverage on health disparities; takes you into a African dance class that helps the body and soul; and we talk with featured guest, Dr. Christopher Allen, president of Gateway Medical Society.
Many Pittsburgh area voters experienced long lines this past presidential election day. Can that be prevented by "early voting" for Pennsylvania? Other states have it, why not PA? Michael Bartley reports on the movement to bring early voting to the Keystone State.
Pittsburgh is hosting international performance and visual artists in this groundbreaking festival - and it gets better: these exhibits are "firsts" - North American premieres! OnQ contributor Beth Dolinar spotlights the artists and the local curators who brought them to town.
He was a ceramics craftsman, teacher and mentor. The late Frank Ross is remembered at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Pittsburgh's North Side with a special exhibition that showcases the work of Ross, his students, colleagues and friends.
Economic recovery is an important issue for G20 leaders, and Pittsburgh leads by example. When steel mills and factories closed, the region was left with vacant, often contaminated tracts of land. Known as brownfields, many of these sites were cleaned up and transformed. OnQ's Chris Moore tours former brownfields, now deemed commercial and residential successes. (From 9-22-09)