In honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, OnQ asked well known Pittsburgh sports writer Abby Mendelson to give his take on the Top 10 Pittsburgh sports heroes. Some of the athletes are household names, others will be a surprise. Watch and see if you agree with his choices.
Why do some kids stutter? Can it be elimated? And why is Pittsburgh one of the best places in the world to get treatment? OnQ's Michael Bartley shares two inspiring stories, followed by a live interview with Dr. Scott Yaruss, co-director of the Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania.
He's conducted and performed in more than 150-musical theater and opera productions. He's also the first African American artistic director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, profiles Douglas as part of OnQ's Pittsburgh People Changing Lives series.
Pittsburgh is all abuzz about urban beekeeping. OnQ profiles Burgh Bees, a group of urban beekeepers with innovative ideas to further environmental sustainability.
In this expanded interview, OnQ's Tonia Caruso talks with the Director of Operations at ALCOSAN about how the sewage treatment plant works, and how it hopes to prevent thousands of gallons of untreated sewage from getting into our rivers every time it rains.
The August Wilson Center is the latest addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Named for celebrated playwright August Wilson, the center features a 486-seat theater and exhibit gallery for the performing and visual arts. Join OnQ's Chris Moore for a tour.
Three unique programs that help seniors live independent and healthy lives in very different ways. We start with the PALS program that trains senior volunteers to help other seniors with everyday living needs, such as grocery shopping, household chores, etc.; then a McKeesport based non-profit that is using Smart Technology to help seniors improve their quality of life; and how pet therapy is being used in nursing homes and palliative care units to not only provide companionship but to help contribute to a longer, healthier life.
Ann Walko has sung the folks songs of her Carpatho-Rusyn heritage all of her life. At the age of 100, Ann is now working to preserve them. With the help of musicologist Jerry Jumba, Ann sings and Jerry writes down the music and words. OnQ goes to one of their preservation sessions.
Chris Moore takes a loving look at the cultural importance of barbershops in the African American community, focusing on barbers of color from Pittsburgh to Philly, and many places in between.
The library began offering Braille books in 1907, and now serves an estimated 36 counties in Pennsylvania so that "All May Read."