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
One of many businesses that opted to stay as others moved out. OnQ introduces the owner and showcases her beautiful collection of Ethiopian art and crafts.
Once the victim of an online predator, Alicia Kozakiewicz takes her harrowing experience into Pittsburgh classrooms to protect other children. Alicia's message to students and parents is now being heard nationwide. This Emmy winning documentary is from writer/producer David Solomon and videographer/editor Paul Ruggieri.
Public transportation riders are getting culture with their commute. Pittsburgh area artists are working with Port Authority of Allegheny County to display their work on buses.
When the train tracks from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland became the Great Allegheny Passage biking and hiking trail, the Big Savage Tunnel's deplorable condition was a major obstacle for bicyclists trying to connect with the C&O Canal trail into Washington, D.C. This mini-documentary follows several years in efforts to restore the tunnel - making it a landmark stop along the bike trail. From writer/producer David Solomon, Camera & Editing: Paul Ruggieri.
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.