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


There's an international appeal to re-enacting medieval times. The Society for Creative Anachronism has hundreds of thousands of members. OnQ visits the Pittsburgh chapter, which is one of the nation's most popular.


Through the Center for Minority Health, minister Rev. Vaughn teaches African dance classes for the CMH's Healthy Black Family Project at the Kingsley Center's newly-renovated exercise studios. Class participants talk with OnQ's Chris Moore about getting a handle on health, as well as spiritual issues.


OnQ takes you to meet Erin Gannon, a teacher's aide, Special Olympics athlete, and an inspiration to everyone she meets. Find out how she's helping other local young people to deal with their disabilities.


OnQ's Michael Bartley goes back to the river with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Dan Volz to get the latest results of the so-called "Fish Study."


OnQ celebrates Earth Day with a look at a unique local charter school designed to educate children about the environment like never before. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us inside and outdoors to The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park.


Celebrating its 75th season, the Gateway Lodge is the gateway to beautiful Cook Forest. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley paid a visit to the "Inn of Autumn" during the height of the fall foliage season.


Mr. Gomberg is a World War II Veteran who provides an emotional look back on his Army service and wonders “Who will put a flag on my grave?”


After an explosive blew up in U.S. Marine and Iraq War Veteran Josh Maloney's hand, he went on living without a right hand. That was until a human donor offered a new hand and Pittsburgh doctors successfully transplanted it. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Maloney of Brentwood, Pennsylvania about the extraordinary transplant surgery and how it's brought normalcy to his life.


If you enjoy soul food but want to pratice healthy eating... Catch this episode of OnQ where you'll get some great tips on how to make it happen.

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