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
Mr. Abraham is a World War II Veteran and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a Japanese POW in the Philippines.
Alicia Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh was only 13 when she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man she met on the internet. Now a young adult, Alicia educates young people and parents on the importance of internet safety. This is a short feature on her story. See also the 30 minute documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life.
Allegheny East Mental Health/Retardation Center has an unique program called "EveryOne An Artist." The gallery/studio in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood offers adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness oppportunities to be creative while participating in the local art community.
How many of you know that McDonald's famous 'Big Mac' sandwich was invented in Western Pennsylvania? Well it was, and we're taking you to the Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon to trace the history of a truly historic burger!
Dr. Marcela Bohm-Velez is a local radiologist who not only helps patients in Pittsburgh, but educates doctors and patients throughout South America. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the doctor's life-saving work in countries where cancer detection and survival rates are low.
It's the Pittsburgh version of American Idol - 25 college students singing their hearts out at the Campus SuperStar vocal competition. Sponsored by the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh and hosted by Pitt, the competition showcases college talent, and provides scholarship money to the winners. OnQ's college interns covered the semi-finals in this feature report.
Everyday people take on the role of cops at the Pennsylvania State Police Citizen's Police Academy. OnQ reports on the experience of learning to think and act like law enforcement.
Melony Sorbero, RAND Corporation Health Policy Researcher, and Karen Wolk Feinstein, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative CEO
Within a ten mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities recently opened a free health center to provide immediate relief to people from all backgrounds.